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Harrier safeguards worker health with mobile surgery

Safety firm, Harrier, is set to launch a ‘mobile surgery’ to ensure events staff are of sound physical health. Read More

Research highlights safety requirements of Neurodiverse fans at live sporting events

Developments to ticketing, staff training and matchday information will improve the experience of neurodiverse fans, according to new research commissioned by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA). Read More

Spectator safety at events: Who is responsible?

Golf fans around the world will have been glued to their televisions last weekend for the biennial festival of golf that is the Ryder Cup, but if you’re running a sporting or music event, whose responsibility is it to make sure the crowd is safe from the action? 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

Event safety: Rafting on the Thames

Once a year, Thames Water hosts a charity event on the River Thames to raise money for Water Aid. Here, we find out about the health, safety and security challenges of operating a public event in one of the world’s business cities. Read More

Second fatal incident in two years sees MP call for bouncy castle ban in public areas

A nine-year-old girl was killed when she was thrown from a bouncy castle on Gorleston beach on Sunday 1 July. Read More

Greetings from OSH India

UBM's second OSH India Exhibition and Conference, held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, has been hailed as a success. Read More

New version of the ‘Purple Guide’ to event safety imminent

Revised guidance on crowd management at large-scale public events has been issued to help event organisers and suppliers ensure they are complying with relevant legislation and following best practice. Read More

Health and safety ‘super event’ planned by IOSH and UBM in 2014

The two biggest events in the health and safety calendar are to join forces next year, offering practitioners and product and service providers myriad opportunities to learn, network and inform. Read More

Keeping the music industry on song in safety

IOSH has launched a new training course aimed at protecting workers and crowds at music and entertainment events. Read More



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