Event Manager and Safety Officer
Depending on the size of the event you are planning you may need extra help. It can be a good idea to appoint an Event Manager and Safety Officer early on. It is difficult to manage the organisation of the event as well as the health and safety elements so we strongly recommend that these roles should be split.
Make sure you have a reliable and competent person to be the Safety Officer for your event. Beforehand they will be responsible for the risk assessment and all necessary documents you need such as your insurances. During the event, they need to be easy to spot and get hold of and they will ensure they look after the safety of the venue throughout the event. This should include numbers of people, any structures, barriers, electrical supplies and all other equipment. They will also be in charge of looking after and managing the stewards at the event.