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These 7 steps to lightning safety follow guidelines used by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (ncs4.com), and the Event Safety Alliance (eventsafetyalliance.org).  They should be part of your Emergency Action Plan. If you don’t have an Emergency Action Plan, get in touch with me. Identify minimum safe evacuation radius. 8 miles …

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Whenever I’m on an event, I look into the first aid kit that’s hopefully already on site… and then I send the runner to get the stuff that’s missing.  Because there’s always something missing… And I’ll let you in on a little known secret. Almost always, I’ll find dressing materials that are out of date. …

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What insurance companies are really selling. I remember when there used to be insurance salesmen that would go door to door selling a whole bunch of different insurances. And they did sell on the promise of protecting you against storm, theft or accidents. But does insurance protect you against anything? Yes and no. Insurance can …

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In part one we talked about what risk assessments are and how they can make your life easier by keeping your event safe and you out of jail.  In part 2 we looked at how risk is reduced using the TOP (Technical, Organisational, Protective) method.  And part 3 explained the importance of the risk matrix.  …

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In this part I’ll talk about an important piece of information that must always be included in a risk assessment. The risk matrix. Every risk assessment needs to be based on an agreed upon scale of risk. This is the risk matrix. If I get a risk assessment that I need to evaluate, then I …

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In Part 1 we talked about what an event risk assessment is and the benefits of doing one. And I promised you a framework that will make reducing risks easy for you. Once you’ve identified a hazard, you want to think of ways to reduce the risk of someone getting hurt. That’s the whole purpose …

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Writing a risk assessment is hard How many of you have to do an event risk assessment but the thought just leaves you cringing because you don’t know how? Or you think it’s totally useless and you just take an old risk assessment, change the date and you’re done? What about the risk assessment fetishists …

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This Is How You Determine How Many First Aid Personnel You Need For Your Event One of the most important questions I have to answer when I’m on site is “How many paramedics/ambulances etc. do we need?” Then I answer with the typical „it depends…“ Depends on what? First we have to separate the build and …

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One of the most important questions I have to answer when I’m on site is “How many paramedics/ambulances etc. do we need?” Then I answer with the typical „it depends…“ Depends on what? Firs,t we have to separate the build and derig phases from the actual live event phase. Every phase has it’s own medical …

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