We have put together a series of Knowledge Audits, each tailored to job roles and responsibilites connected with events management. Any person involved with event management, whether as the Head of Events or a Freelancer is required to know, understand and apply legislation and regulations that have been made law by the UK Government.
And event managers' responsibilities do not lie only with themselves, or their employer. They share in H&S responsibilities with their suppliers and their clients.
Many clients aim to transfer responsibility under contract to their agencies. But much of the legislation affecting events is criminal law, and liability under criminal law cannot be transferred - even under contract. It can be shared though and there are cases going through court NOW with shocked business owners who simply did not undertand this.
Many event managers, and employers, are not aware of what they should know. Given the lack of formal training in risk managment for event managers, it is hardly surprising. However, ignorance is not an acceptable defence in law.
You need to have an understanding of a considerable amount of legislation, and know how to apply it before, during and after your event. That is the unique offer of each Knowledge Audit. It is about legislation and other compliance issues directly affecting events.
There are over 100 questions in over 20 categories. Simple to participate and easy to follow and understand. This knowledge is fundamental to an event manager's job.
It provides education, training, knowledge, safety, security and satisfaction to those that participate. The authorities do not allow you a second chance if something goes wrong at one of your events.
If you are the employer, your employees MUST know this. If you're an employee and need assistance explaining your requirements to your employer, we have attached a Sample Memo which you can give to them explaining why you need to be bettertrained. Simply copy and paste (and amend where appropriate) to give to your boss.
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We call it the Knowledge Audit. Critical must-know information when planning and managing events. A training course. An assessment tool. A knowledge audit. If you're not sure what you don't know then this will probably be the best training investment you have ever made. Priced from £25. Find out more »
The Equality Act 2010 was launched in October. It pulls together historical pieces of legislation and puts them all under one umbrella. It is about equality and discrimination and how to assess, plan, manage and control these issues.
To read more about this Act, keep signing into Relevant Risk or visit the Government Equality Office.