Brand new draft Purple Guide published and organisers urged to give feedback

HealthandsafetyEvent professionals are being urged to comment on a revised Purple Guide – the brand new Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events (Draft) has been drawn up by the Events Industry Forum in consultation with the UK-wide events industry – representatives from regional and national Government have also had input.

Event organisers and suppliers are being asked to respond to the draft guidance with constructive feedback – the new guidance has been designed to replace the original Purple Guide, published by the Health and Safety Executive.

The draft guidance has 24 chapters in total – chapters tackle topics such as working at height, crowd management, sanitation, major incident planning, campsites, noise and temporary structures.

The draft’s authors have stated that the closing date for feedback is October 31, 2013, but asks that comments are submitted before this date. All comments made with the correct paragraph reference will be considered by the working groups in the autumn before the final publication is launched.

The draft guide can be found here.

If you have comments on the drafts, please register and use the comment form at the bottom of each chapter page or submit them to stating clearly the chapters they relate to as well as a paragraph reference number.