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If something happens at your event it is a guarantee that you will be asked for the paperwork to prove it was not your fault. Even if you swear it was not your fault, you will have to prove it. You will be asked to prove that certain conversations took place. That the budget allocation was agreed. That you undertook risk assessments, agreed insurance requirements, vetted suppliers, responded appropriately regarding disability discrimination and so on. If you are lucky you will only have to prove it to your board of Directors. If unlucky, you will have to prove it in a law court.
10 tips to help you protect your innocence.
Good paperwork? It can save you time, energy and money and reassure all those around you that you are indeed the expert they have employed.
Bad paperwork? A failure to cover off the administrative role of an event manager appropriately could be astonishingly severe for you, your business and your clients.
Useful tips or a waste of time and effort? What do you think?
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If you handle hundreds of events every year and employ numerous agencies, either under contract or ad-hoc, it may be time to undertake a risk review with your suppliers.
Responsibility and liability is often shared and certainly cannot be transferred - even by contract - particularly if the matter falls under criminal law.
Your suppliers. Your duty of care.