The Event Safety Book Digital Version

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Your toolbox for event safety.



If you’ve ever needed a Health and Safety Advisors help immediately, this book is for you. It’s your companion on site to answer any question about Event Safety you have.

Bruno’s written this book as a tool for Event Organizers. It’s like having your own Health and Safety Professional in your phone.

Table Of Contents

Part 1

Event Safety Planning 17

Crowd Safety Planning 18

Capacity Charts and Floor Plans 18

Getting your dimensions off a floor plan 20

Crowd Capacity 21

Calculating Venue Capacity 24

Monitoring Crowd Density 28

Monitoring Crowd Behavior 29

Estimating Crowd Size 29

Finding A Competent Security Provider 30

Placement And Amount Of Security Personnel 31

Signage and Signals To Guide Audiences 32

Visual Signage 33

Visibility of signage 36

Acoustic Signals 37

Venue Safety Requirements 38

Safety Critical Components in a Venue 39

Entry Gates 40

Design tips for entry gates 41

Exit/Egress route Requirements 43

Fire Fighting Equipment 45

Smoke Extracting Equipment 46

Evacuation Systems 47

Smoke Detection Systems 48

Emergency Lighting 49

Emergency Power Supplies 50

Safety Documentation 51

Why is documentation important? 51

Keeping Out of Jail 52

Personal Documentation Of Safety Critical Decisions 53

Form Of Personal Documentation 54

Necessary Event Safety Documents 55

Event Safety Documents 56

Evaluating Risk Assessments 57

Evaluating Safe Work Method Statements 58

Event Safety Management Plan 59

Structure Of Your ESMP 60

Pre-Qualifying Your Suppliers 61

Selling Safety To Your Clients 63

Part 2

Safety During Build and De-rig 65

Build and De-rig Phase 66

Supplier Coordination 66

Working At Height 67

Slips, Trips and Falls 68

Fire Hazards 69

Using Fire Retardant Materials 70

How To Test Fire Retardancy 71

Pyrotechnics 72

Electrical Shock 73

Electrical Fire 74

Ceiling Loading Structural Hazards 75

Floor Loading Structural Hazards 76

Wind Hazards 77

Structural Loading Due to Snow, Sand and Rain 78

Safety On Site 79

First Aid 79

Safety Inductions 81

Toolbox Talks 82

Monitoring Safety On Site During The Build 83

Inspections Upon Completion Of The Build 84

Safety Drills 85

Part 3

Safety During Your Event 87

Informing The Crowd 88

Handling A Minor Incident 89

Handling A Major Incident 90

Stage Collapse At The Indiana State Fair 91

Fire Incident 95

Injured Person(s) 96

Bomb Threat 97

Terrorist Attack 98

How to Deal With Active Shooters 99

Active Shooter Pocket Guide 104

Structural Collapse 107

Bad Weather 108

How To Deal With Deadly Lightning 109

Show Hazards 111

Show Stop Procedure 113


How To Write A Risk Assessment 115

Risk Matrix 117

Wind Action Plan 118

Prepared Announcements 119

Online Resources 121

The End

About the Author 123

Legal Notices 124



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