Things to consider when organising an event

Electrical appliances

You should make sure that all electrical appliances are in good working order.

Any cabling work, other than simply using extension leads, will need to be carried out by an experienced electrician, who will give you a certificate to say that the installation is safe and complies with the legal standards.

Electrical cables can be a trip hazard so keep them away from the public.

Make sure that the electrical system has an electrical 'trip' such as a residual current device (RCD) that will switch off the supply if there is a fault. These devices save lives.

Any portable electrical equipment used on the event site must be tested - commonly referred to as a P.A.T test. This test should be carried out by a skilled person.