Safe Management of Live Events

Course Overview    

The course is aimed at staff working mainly in music production, from Producers through to Broadcast Assistants. Essentially anyone who could be responsible at some point for the production or tasked with the conducting and recording Risk Assessments for live events.
This course is designed to give you a broad overview of the Health & Safety issues to be considered when producing live music or major events. After the course you should be able to identify potential hazards likely to be associated with the production and outside broadcast of such events.

Learning Type: Interactive session utilising multimedia presentation, review of real life incidents, syndicate exercises, group participation and discussion.

Duration: 1 Day

Course Content 

The course concentrates on the practical aspects of safely managing a live music or major event and this is conveyed by:

  • Syndicate exercise of actual production scenarios and discussion of the specific safety issues and how it could have been managed
  • Accident reporting procedure and the relevant legislative requirements
  • Safety management issues when using event contractors and the selection of contractors. 
  • Use of pre-vetted contractors, the selection criteria for contractors and the general safety management/responsibility of a production using numerous contractors & freelancers
  • Brief introduction to H& S legislation and guidance (The Event Safety Guidance) to give an overview of the requirements on employers and employees
  • Production Risk Assessments – what constitutes a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for a live music or major event. 
  • How to conduct a risk assessment, when they should be conducted and who keeps the records.
  • Contractors’ risk assessments – what it should cover and how to use it              

Aims & Objectives:

The course aims to provide practical guidance on the typical hazards encountered on live music or major events.

  • To provide delegates with an overview of Health & Safety legislation and how it relates to the safe management of live music or major events. 
  • Further, to give a clear understanding of the health and safety responsibilities and duties of Employers, Employees and Contractors.
  • To help delegates develop the required skills in hazard recognition specific to live music or major events, with use of guidance via the intranet, study of previous accidents and incidents at major music events and the completion of a suitable and sufficient risk assessment
  • Additionally the recognition of hazards or situations which require additional information or specific competence and how to obtain such information


Certificate of attendance will be issued upon request.

At client’s request, this course can 
be scheduled in our offices or offsite 

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