Things to consider when organising an event

Fire safety

You should carry out a fire risk assessment for your event.

For guidance on fire risk assessments for open air events and venues, see GOV.UK: Fire safety risk assessment: open-air events and venues.

Special consideration needs to be given to these risk areas:

  • Electrical equipment
  • Tents and marquees
  • Portable generators
  • Mobile concessions
  • Vehicles

You should:

  • Plan how to escape safely if there is an emergency
  • Make sure that there are enough exits for the expected number of visitors
  • Provide a suitable and sufficient level of fire-fighting equipment