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.


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.