What it contains

This document advises major event organisers, venue owners and suppliers how to manage risks by coordinating safety planning. It outlines:

  • the occupational health and safety duties of event organisers
  • how to use a risk management approach for event safety planning
  • the role the senior leaders in influencing the success of safety planning
  • how to develop an event safety management system (SMS)
  • how to monitor the SMS before, during and after the event
  • ways to review safety performance

At the end of the document, there are extra documents to help plan safety at major events. This includes:

  • examples of hazards
  • Victorian legislation relating to events
  • a semi-quantitative risk assessment
  • a self-audit questions checklist
  • a table of contents for an event SMS
  • examples of establishing context, an event safety plan, an event SMS
  • a job safety analysis and job safety analysis worksheet
  • an example of an event safety policy and safety system elements
  • a case study example of a bow tie diagram
  • information about crowd density and safety amusement rides
  • information about electrical safety for shows
  • information about safe use of temporary gas installations for catering