When it comes to keeping an event venue safe, fire is one of the biggest risks to keep in mind. No matter what kind of event you are planning, whether it’s a rock concert or a business conference, having a firm plan in place for keeping everybody safe in the event of a fire, and preventing fires from occurring in the first place is important to not only ensure that the event is a success in terms of health and safety but also to ensure that you comply with UK law and legislation. While most live events were temporarily suspended for the last couple of years by the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re now getting back to a more normal state where crowds are able to gather, which is why fire safety is more important than ever.
Fire Risk Assessment
Before hosting an event, it’s important to carry out a fire risk assessment. You can do this by consulting the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (2005). This government document sets out what is mandated in terms of fire safety infrastructure for venues of different types and sizes and can help you carry out a fire risk assessment and make sure that everything you need is in place before the event goes ahead.
Hire Fire Safety Equipment
It is important to ensure that you have the right fire safety equipment in place for your event, including fire extinguishers. Most event venues are required to have fire extinguishers on-site, but this might not always be the case, for example, if you are organising an event that is being held outdoors. You can find fire extinguisher hire options from Num8er Events. Num8er Events provide fire extinguisher hire along with hire of other fire safety products like fire blankets that you can get to make your event a safer place to be for everybody.
Put a Fire Action Plan in Place
It’s important to have a fire action plan in place and make sure that everybody who will be attending the event, including the staff and the guests, are briefed on what they should do in the event of a fire. A good fire action plan should take a few different factors into account including the size of the space and the number of people occupying it. You should make sure that there are clearly marked fire exits, that everybody is aware of the fire assembly point, and that the emergency services can easily access the venue if needed.
Employ Fire Wardens
If you are planning a large event, then it’s a good idea to employ people to work as fire wardens. Most people who are attending the event are not going to be paying a huge amount of attention to the fire safety information, and fire wardens can help to make sure that everything goes to plan and that everybody is able to stay safe in the event of a fire.
No matter what kind of event you are planning, fire safety is of utmost importance.