24th October 2013

Revision of Purple Guide for health, safety and welfare at events

Organisers, suppliers, local authorities and trade associations have been presented with updated information regarding the much anticipated revised Purple Guide for the events industry. Hosted by Stand Out magazine at this year’s Showman’s Show, the seminar session offered an overview of some of the key points that will be included in the revised guide.

Organisers, suppliers, local authorities and trade associations have been presented with updated information regarding the much anticipated revised Purple Guide for the events industry. Hosted by Stand Out magazine at this year’s Showman’s Show, the seminar session offered an overview of some of the key points that will be included in the revised guide.

The draft of the revised Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events has been drawn up by the Events Industry Forum in consultation with the UK events industry, including representatives from regional and national Government. The publication is designed to replace the original ‘Purple Guide’ (HSG195) which was published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in consultation with the industry.

The session panel was made up of Richard Limb from Capita Symonds, Tim Roberts from The Event Safety Shop, Sarah Cole from SC Productions and was chaired by the magazine’s Editor Caroline Clift.

A key feature of the new guide is that it will not be printed, but published in a purely digital format to make it more readily accessible to the industry.

The revision was prompted by the events industry itself, with suppliers and organisers demanding better guidance on best practice when it comes to delivering safe events.

During the seminar session event professionals were actively encouraged to submit their thoughts and comments regarding the draft content ahead of the final version being approved. The deadline for submitting feedback on the Purple Guide draft is Thursday 31st October and can be submitted here: www.thepurpleguide.co.uk.

The new guide aims to give organisers the support and guidance to enter SAG meetings with confidence and a clear knowledge of how and why they will deliver their event in the way they have planned. Both licensed and non-licensed events will be able to use the document for guidance.