Risk assessment for events

A risk assessment is an essential feature of planning any event. It identifies all the potential risks that may arise from holding an event and lists the steps event organisers will take to reduce or mitigate identified risks.

We require a risk assessment to be undertaken for all events that are held on our land.

Who will undertake the risk assessment?

The event organiser will be responsible for maintaining health and safety at the event.

The risk assessment should be carried out by a 'competent person', preferably by someone organising the event. If however there is no one who is 'competent', then an outside consultant, who is deemed to be 'competent', should be employed to undertake the risk assessment. A consultant may not take ownership of the findings and resultant remedial work identified by the assessment, as this is still the responsibility of the 'responsible person' within the organisation.

Risk Assessment template and guidance

Read our Risk Assessment Template (Word Document: 69Kb / 1 page) for advice on how to complete a risk assessment.

Use the Risk Assessment Guidance (PDF: 231Kb / 5 pages) to complete your risk assessment.

Once completed, the risk assessment document should be forwarded to us along with any relevant documentation including a valid copy of your public liability insurance certificate (minimum £5,000,000).

Risk assessments must be submitted 28 days prior to the event.

Guidance on running events safely

For details on holding events see our Event on our Land.

Last updated: Monday, 22 August, 2022.