CBRN Group Contact Details
Office: 01822 61 08 08
This is scheduled for 4th March 2014 to be held at Tactical Hazmat Ltd Training Centre Evesham.
Minutes of Meetings
Owing to the sensitive nature of the topics discussed, minutes are not generally made available to non-group members.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
The following represent a small handful of use full material available to those concerned with the safety of crowds and events. Additional input to is required to increase its functionality so please contact the group to make your suggestions.
The Health and Safety Executive
The Event Safety Guide - This link takes you to the HSE Book Shop if you wish buy a hard copy of the book, also know as the Purple Guide. It provides guidance to Event Organisers to enable them to fulfil their requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and comments on the appropriate level of communication required between Event Organiser and the Local Authority and Emergency Services
Guide to Industry Best Practice for Organising Outdoor Events - This link takes you to BSI On-line if you wish to buy a copy of the book. It provides guidance to those wishing to organise outdoor events and includes (but is not limited to) chapters on: Risk Management, Health and safety, Crowd management and Emergency planning.
The Home Office
Good Practice Safety Guide - This link will open a download for the guide. It contains guidance on: event planning, a suggested timeline for critical activites, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and Police attendance at events.
Safe and Healthy Mass Gatherings - part of the Australian Emergency Manuals Series - This link will open a download for the guide. This is the Australian equivalent of the Event Safety Guide and provides an extensive source of information regarding most aspects of event planning
Sports Grounds Safety Authority
The Football Licensing Authority (now the Sports Grounds Safety Authority) was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to produce the fifth edition of the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (“the Green Guide”).
The Guide provides detailed guidance to ground management, technical specialists such as architects and engineers and all relevant authorities to assist them assess how many spectators can be safely accommodated within a sports ground.
It also provides guidance on measures intended to improve safety at existing grounds, in terms of both their design and safety management. Although it is not a definitive design guide it does offer guidance good practice in the design and management of new grounds or newly constructed sections of grounds.
Safety management at sports grounds has steadily become more sophisticated and
more professional over the past twenty years. “Safety Management” the latest publication in the FLA’s (now Sports Grounds Safety Authority) series of Sports Grounds and Stadia Guides identifies and draws together good practice on safety personnel, safety management procedures, event management and preparing for incidents.
The guidance complements and expands on the advice on safety management in the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds. It updates and brings together into a single publication previous guidance on spectator safety policies, contingency planning, exercise planning and briefing, as well as providing new detailed guidance to assist ground management in developing operation manuals, stewarding plans and medical plans.
This publication will provide an invaluable source of information to ground management, safety advisors and other interested agencies involved with the safety management of all stadia and sports grounds
While some of the advice contained in the guidance is specific to football, most of it applies to all stadia events as well as being relevant to all sports grounds including those, such as horseracing and golf, where spectators are more ambulatory.
The above links are to external websites and the Emergency Planning Society accepts no responsibility for their content.