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About this course

Are you or your team involved in producing, managing or working onsite at events in the voluntary sector, but don’t have any formal event safety training? This course is tailor made for you!

Delivered via Zoom over two consecutive mornings from approx. 9am - 1pm, we'll teach you everything you need to know about keeping yourself and others safe. This course uses interactive training sessions that draw on real event case studies and the latest industry news. We'll send you a printed workbook to use during the sessions, then once you've passed the assessment, you'll receive an IOSH certificate through the post. 

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Anyone who works in charity events, with no formal event safety qualifications
  • Anyone who wants a refresher course about event safety
  • Anyone who is responsible for organising events

Why should I take this course?

  • Would you know what to do in an emergency situation?
  • Do you know if you and your team are responsible for the safety of your supporters and volunteers? 
  • Are you confident in your ability to conduct risk assessments?
  • Are you aware of the latest event safety legislation?

We cover all of this and more! The content of this course has been specifically tailored to charity events, so you'll only learn about the aspects of health and safety that are most relevant to you. This event safety training course is approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), so you know you're in safe hands.

What will the course cover?

  • Introduction to UK health & safety legislation in the events industry
  • Responsibility for safety at events
  • Understanding the terms hazard, risk, likelihood and consequence
  • Identifying hazards, and writing risk assessments
  • Safe systems of work at events
  • Safety signage and Personal Protective Equipment at events
  • Reporting incidents and accidents
  • Emergency procedures and lost children
  • Security and terrorism threats

Who will be training me?

David Strafford is an experienced events professional and award-winning Higher Education lecturer / tutor. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Events Management at Falmouth University and the University of Westminster, as well as at universities in France, Switzerland and Romania.
He co-founded the experiential events agency Hopper Events Ltd - www.hopper.uk - whose past clients include the BBC, C-Beebies, Hull 2017, Affinity Water, Aldi and Disney on Ice.
He is a Technical Member of IOSH, having gained a distinction in the NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety. 
Find out more at davidstrafford.co.uk

What do other people say about this course?

Don't just take our word for it: 100% of past attendees say they would recommend this course to their colleagues and we've received fantastic feedback.

“This is an excellent course which engaged all of the team and will certainly prove to be beneficial moving forward.”

"Absolutely brilliant course. Also given me the confidence to approach leadership with concerns. Thank you!"

"As someone who has never written a risk assessment or had any health and safety training before, I feel a lot more confident after this course. It's open my eyes to a lot of things that I wasn't aware of and this knowledge will help me a lot in my job role moving forward."

"Just wanted to say thank you. I've worked in events for 18 years and have never found a relevant H&S course that suited me. This was simple, informative and reassuring. Feel like I've learnt an awful lot in such a short space of time!"

"You helped make health and safety interesting and fun with a great interactive programme.”

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