Anyone putting on an event should know that the golden rule is safety. If everyone enjoys a safe environment, they’re bound to have a great time! It’s why safety is the single greatest priority for the team at Advanced Amusements: we keep you safe, you have an awesome event.
But when planning an event, safety is everybody’s responsibility. You have to understand the right safety protocol when planning your event, and learn why it’s important.
So, in this post, the safety gurus at Advanced Amusements outline an event safety and planning checklist to keep your attendees happy and safe as can be!
The safety of the location is paramount to the success of your event. Choosing the right location depends on how many attendees we’re talking about, and the facilities of the venue. Four key things to keep in mind are:
- Space: is the location large enough for the type of event you’re hosting?
- Toilets: are there toilets onsite, or will portaloos be required?
- Parking: is parking sufficient?
- Capacity: what’s the maximum?
Each of these elements brings about their own safety concerns, which are your responsibility to ensure that all requirements are met, and that everybody enjoys a safe environment.
Research your contractors
At your event, you’ll likely have a range of businesses operating, like food trucks, music, face-painters or carnival attractions like Advanced Amusements. In order to make sure your event is safe, you have to thoroughly research each potential contractor before agreeing to hire them. Food safety is particularly important, so you want to opt for a food truck service with stellar health reviews and good hygiene practice. For carnival attractions, Advanced Amusements have a zero-incident track record, and are proud to have such a strong commitment to your safety.
If you’re hosting a small event, then you may not need security or crowd control. So, yes – you can cancel that security guard booking for your daughter’s 5th birthday! But larger events do need security presence. The Victorian Government outlines that, for low-risk, family-friendly events like shows and school fairs, 1 security guard is required for every 200 patrons.
Temporary fencing is another consideration if you have a ticketed event. It’s essential for expos, festivals and similar events that are ticketed.
Ask Advanced Amusements about their rigorous safety programs
The safety of your attendees is the main priority for Advanced Amusements. Don’t hesitate to inquire about the safety practices of the team – we’re happy to discuss! Advanced Amusements boast Victoria’s largest fleet of carnival games and rides, and are experienced in booking a range of different events like festivals, school fairs, corporate events or even film and TV shoots. With rides to suit the whole family in a safe environment, Advanced Amusements are your first choice for carnivals games and rides.