Watford and Three Rivers Safety Advisory Group

Advice and guidance on running events in Watford and Three Rivers safely and successfully.

The aim of the Safety Advisory Group is to look at any events happening in the Watford and Three Rivers areas, and provide advice and guidance to enable those responsible for organising events to run them safely and successfully.

The Watford and Three Rivers Safety Advisory Group (SAG) is made up of a cross-section of agencies, particularly Watford Borough Council and Three Rivers District Council, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service and Hertfordshire Highways.

How it works

Planning events can be a lengthy process with large scale events taking up to a year to organise safely. Even small scale events such as school fetes or street parties have potential risks if not planned properly.

The SAG is the first point of contact for organisers of events, and notifying them of the forthcoming event should be done as soon as the nature of the event is agreed.

The event organiser is asked to complete an Event Notification Form (doc), (or a Hire of Grounds Form if your event is to held on Council-owned land).  The information given on the form will then be circulated to the SAG. Members of the Group can then provide information independently, or, if there are a number of specific points for discussion, the event organiser may be invited to meet with the Group.

Action points agreed at the meetings will be clearly recorded, and circulated to members of the group and the event organiser.

A de-brief for larger scale events can be organised following the event if required. If you are holding an event you are legally responsible for the safety of anyone attending, including people working even in a voluntary capacity.

In addition to the Safety Advisory Group, the Health and Safety Executive publish lots of useful information on their website.

Have you organised an event?

If you have organised an event, we would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer our anonymous short survey.  We hope to gather examples of how events are organised, to help share good practise and to make all events safer and more enjoyable.

More information

For more information about the Watford and Three Rivers Safety Advisory Group please call 01923 776611 or e-mail enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk.