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Guidance for event organisers

Public safety must be a top priority at any event. As event organiser you are responsible for ensuring that appropriate health and safety precautions are in place.

As a minimum, you need to ensure that those attending the event know what to do in the event of a fire and how to obtain first aid.

You should also advise any external contractors that they need to comply with fire and safety requirements when on site.

The Health and Safety Executive’s website provides helpful guidance on:

Let us help

Ipswich Borough Council’s events team provides an event management service and can support you throughout your event planning and delivery. Get in touch with us using the contact details on this page.

Useful links

First aid at events (St John Ambulance)

Electrical safety (HSE)

Food safety (Food Standards Agency)

Guide to choosing a hirer: Marquees, tents and structures (MUTA)

Bouncy castle safety (RoSPA)

Organising firework displays (HSE)

Useful documents

Event checklist for hirers

Event safety inspection checklist

Fire safety at events guidance

Useful planning checklist

Information Pack for Park Hirers

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Events Team,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE