What We Do
Local Resilience Forums
The CSW Resilience Team is part of the West Midlands and Warwickshire Local Resilience Forums (LRFs). An LRF brings together the emergency services and other partners such as Local Authorities, Utility & Transport Companies as well as partners from the health sector. The LRF meets to ensure that agencies are prepared for major emergencies and co-ordinated in their planning, training and exercising. The LRF also undertake risk assessments and produce a Community Risk Register which outlines the types of risks that may occur in the area and gives advice on how to be better prepared for such events. A copy of the West Midlands Community Risk Register can be downloaded here. You can also find out more about the work of the Warwickshire LRF and download their ‘Preparing for Emergencies’ Guidance below
Safety Advisory Groups
If you are an event planner we are happy to advise you on contingencies for your event. We can also offer exercising of event plans.
The key to running safe and successful events is good planning. A Safety Advisory Group (SAG) is the best way to achieve this, bringing together event planners, emergency services and the Local Authority. HSE guidance on the role of the SAG can be found here.
Advice & Guidance
Detailed guidance on planning safe events can be found in a variety of places.
The Purple Guide covers health and safety at large-scale music and similar events
The Green Guide deals with safety at sports grounds
If you’re hosting a non-sporting event as a sports ground then you’ll need Alternative Used of Sports Grounds
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 explains your responsibility to ensure fire safety
For general advice on events planning turn to the HSE website for events and entertainment and leisure.
These are just some key documents for events planning. If you have a specific enquiry or concern then please get in touch using the contact form, and we will help if we can.