Adhering to the South African Health and Safety requirements for events is not just a legal requirement, but it also limits the risk to all involved during an event.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”- Benjamin Franklin, this famous saying rings very true where the importance of Health & Safety is concerned.
The Sports and Recreation act of 2009, section 31, stipulates the event Health and Safety requirements for events. The safety plan referred to in subsection (9) must include the –
- a) Event risk assessment;
- b) Event details including duration;
- c) Stadium, venue or route design, safe capacity and compliance with other relevant safety certification;
- d) Spectator profile and expected spectator attendance;
- e) Control of event …
At Gallagher Convention Centre we have a dedicated Health & Safety department on-site. We offer our clients the service of preparing the safety file and presenting to JOC on their behalf.
The benefit of this on-site service leads to savings and peace of mind for event organisers and saves them the trouble of having to source the service or go through the process themselves.
When properly planning and focussing on limiting the risk of an event, you are planning to have a safe and successful event.