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HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY FOR LITTLE OWL EVENTS
Part 1 statement of intent
As an event’s organiser we have been operating since October 2014.This has predominantly been indoor events in hired venues like church halls, function rooms in town halls/civic halls and Garden centres. We have complied with their health and safety policies.
We are now organising some outdoor events in conjunction with town teams and with the approval of local councils due to covid restrictions. Our events have typically been between 10-50 stall holders. Some of the venues have changed over the years and some have stayed the same.
Any person wanting to attend an event with Little Owl Events has an application to be completed which is on our website: www.littleowlevents.co.uk, as the company only allow handmade crafted items to be sold at their events. Once accepted they have to have ticked a box on this application form which shows they have read the health and safety information which applies to them when setting up their stall and the rules which apply.
Our health and safety policy is to
· Prevent accidents
· Manage health and safety risks at our events indoors or outside
· Give instruction and advice to crafters that attend our events
· Implement emergency procedures like fire evacuation and ensure fire control measures are carried out when required.
· Maintain a safe working environment.
· Ensure our health and safety information on our website is maintained up to date and that stall holders attending our events are supplied with the latest health and safety advice.
· Ensure PPE is worn where appropriate
· That the walkways are free from trailing cables, items for sale are safely stored which are fully documented in our risk assessments and reviewed.
· Review and revise policy regularly.
17th may 2021
Part 2: Responsibilities for health and safety
1) Overall and final responsibility for health and safety:
Cathy Jackson (Events Coordinator)
2) Responsibility to ensure this policy is put into practice typically being on average 3-4 times a month as events come up.
Timothy Spier (Nebosh ) Partner
3) To ensure health and safety standards are maintained/improved the following will be carried out by the named persons.
Cathy Jackson-Ensuring crafting businesses are supplied with health and safety advice when attending events and point of contact. Reviewing health and safety policy and risk assessments
Ensuring public liability insurance is in date for attendees. Covid procedure is reviewed and supplied as part of application process and fire policy.
Tim spier-hourly checks at events ensuring all attendees and general public are safe and adhering to the rules.
4) All attendees should:
· Co-operate with the event’s organiser and representatives on all health and safety matters
· Take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of the general public buying from their stall
· Report all health and safety concerns to an appropriate person (as detailed above).
Part 3: Arrangements for health and safety
-We will complete relevant risk assessments and take action where required
-We will review risk assessments when venues change or layouts change or periodically to ensure we our adhering to all health and safety advice
We will give crafters and the general public attending our events health and safety advice during the application process with crafters and verbally with the general public as and when required. Including covid advice and supply hand sanitisers and social distancing instruction.
Crafters attending are required to wear face shields while on their stalls and to control social distancing plus advice on handling stock and supply hand sanitiser for the general public.
Any issues which may arise can be reported to the event’s organiser who will make herself known.
We will consult with stall holders and venues on health and safety matters as and when they arise. We will also gather feedback and review our health and safety arrangements to ensure we improve and maintain a high standard including talking to the general public who attend.
We will ensure we follow the fire procedures for the venue at indoor events and be a point of contact for contacting the fire service where necessary for outdoor events.
Gazebos are strictly controlled, and Crafters are not allowed to smoke inside them and should have a no smoking sign displayed.
Lighting is normally only used at Christmas events and powered by battery.