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Street parties – Simple steps to a risk assessment

We’re inviting and encouraging local people to stage their own street party in order to get know their neighbours better this summer – as part of the Big Lunch initiative. One of the things to consider is a Risk Assessment – writing a risk assessment doesn’t have to be daunting or scary. It doesn’t have to be a complicated and technical process completed by a trained expert, either! It’s just something that will encourage and prompt you to organise a safe event that everyone can enjoy.

Simple steps to a risk assessment:

  • Get together with some sensible and reasonable folks who are helping with your event. A bit of common sense goes a long way
  • We’ve put together an Example Risk Assessment for a Community Event – and hopefully this might help as a starting point for some discussions
  • You don’t have to follow this format – although you’re more than welcome to if it suits!
  • What you will need to do is think about what you’ve got planned for your event – and/or what you’d like to do
  • Note down what could go wrong – then how you can manage that
  • If you’re happy that you can manage any hazards and problems then you’re good to go
  • If you’re concerned about things then think about whether you really want or need that part of your event
  • If you do then find different or additional controls & measures so you can do it safely. This could include paying somewhere to deliver part of your event

And that’s it! If you have any questions about this please get in touch info@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

15 February 2016
Last Updated
13 August 2021
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