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London’s Barbican Centre set to address health & safety issues in new £10m upgrade

The Barbican Arts Centre in London is set to undergo a major upgrade to address a series of health & safety corners within the grade II-listed building. Read More

Event management firm guilty of safety failings

An event management company has been fined for failing to ensure the safety of employees during the lifting and moving of a 14-foot-wide park home chassis. Read More

Alexandra Palace signs up for Notify safety platform

The platform, which has been developed by the North-East England technology business allows companies to log, report and manage near misses in any location. Read More

Inflatable slide: Eight children injured at Woking fireworks display

An investigation into the incident is underway after the children fell from the inflatable slide at Working Park in Surrey. Read More

‘The UK is as seen as the standard bearer’: In conversation with Mark Breen of Safe Events and Cuckoo Events

As an award-winning expert who is in demand all around the world, Mark Breen knows a thing or two about event safety. He works on a range of festivals, including Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo and multiple events in Saudi Arabia. Read More

‘Regrettably in today’s day and age, organisers of large events have to be aware of the heightened security risks’

SHP speaks to Emily Peat, Director of Operations at NCC Events and formerly Events Manager at the NEC in Birmingham, about the planning process involved with running a high profile event or exhibition and what considerations need to be made when taking into account event safety. Read More

Protecting your event venue

How can event organisers protect their venues, employees and the public from the threat of terrorist attacks? Read More

‘It is so important to ensure that you have enough toilet facilities for your customers’: In conversation with Ruth Napp, Simply Loos

With the summer events season in full swing, SHP caught up Ruth Napp, Managing Director at Simply Hire Group, to find out about the planning involved with setting up temporary shower and toilet facilities, and the processes involved during and after an event. Read More

‘Event health and safety is very much about the whole person’

Crowd dynamics needs to be taken into consideration when managing safety at events, says Dr Karen McDonnell, Occupational Health & Safety Policy Adviser at RoSPA. Read More

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys concert

14 people were taken to hospital after a metal structure collapsed in Oklahoma. Read More



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