Walk through safety inspections should be carried out immediately prior to, during and after the event. More than one inspection may be needed during the event. Using this checklist, note all defects and also note action taken. This is not an exhaustive list and care should be taken to identify any other hazards associated with the activities at the event
A Pre-event inspection should take place after site set-up is completed but before the site is opened to the public.
Are the entrances/exits wide enough for the number of people?
Are staff/stewards in place?
Can emergency vehicles gain access?
Are pedestrians segregated from vehicles?
Are security precautions adequate?
Have adequate signs been provided?
Is the site free from tripping hazards e.g. cables, potholes, footpath defects etc?
Are permanent fixtures in good condition e.g. seats, fencing, signage, etc?
Had vegetation been cut back, debris removed and the area been made safe?
Will the weather conditions created new hazards to be addressed?
Have all structures been erected /completed?
Have all structures been inspected and approved by a competent person where required?
Are all activities/attractions sited correctly and checked?
Have all activities/attractions supplied evidence of insurance and appropriate risk assessments including fire?
Are all potentially hazardous activities segregated and/or fenced as required?
Have temporary flags/decorations been installed correctly and checked?
Have any unanticipated hazards been introduced?
Is fire fighting equipment in place?
Is lighting in place where required?
Have electrical supplies/equipment been checked /certified?
Have toilets been provided where required?
Is control centre in place and PA system working?
Are adequate waste bins in place?
Are stewards in place?
Are first aid facilities in place?
Are any required road closures in place?
Are parking provisions in place and stewarded?
Are all cones and signs in place?