Any Event are a small privately run fire and Rescue organisation who provide prevention advice and first response services at outdoor events in the UK . Their aim is to ensure events comply with fire risk assessments by having on site fire appliances and crew who can deal with fire and rescue related issues quickly and effectively ensuring minimal disruption to the actual event.
Any Event have proactively worked with event organiser's pre and post event identified and addressed to ensure Health and Safety and fire safety issues are maintained by carrying out inspections, and providing detailed reports.
The organisation runs a fleet of off road vehicles. These are small, specifically designed vehicles able to move around most venues with ease, in addition the provision of fire fighting media, rescue tools and full medical trauma packs ensure these vehicles can operate effectively in an extensive range of situations. The experience of both the crew and company directors enables us to offer advice to organisers on fire and rescue provision at festivals and outdoor venues, as well as advice to attendees of outdoor events on fire safety matters and to colleagues who carry out similar work.
Any Event have put together some basic advice for event organisers and also for people who go to events and festivals
Advice to Organisers
Consult with the local fire authority, every authority will have different requests, early communication will prevent unnecessary work.
For large events and festivals the use of fire marshals is essential, but to be effective the fire marshal should:
Advice to event/festival attendees.
Outdoor events and festivals are busy places with lots going on, take time to read any information and notices provided as this can prove vital in an emergency. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the nearest first aid point, exit and emergency contact point.
Advice to Colleagues.
Festivals and outdoor events can be busy events. Take your time to do your homework, find out where the event is and visit the site prior to the start of the event.
• Find the emergency exits and entry points familiarize yourself with the whole site.
• Be aware of the postal address and OS map reference.
• Maintain communications with the site H&S rep, Medical team and security team.
• Ensure you have a safe and secure area with power and welfare facilities.
• Liaise with the local fire authority inspecting officer, find out the PDA for the event and how far the nearest vehicle is.
• Get a site radio, Know your dedicated channel and any code words to be used.
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