The Guidelines for the Management of Public Health and Safety at Events (PDF 851KB) addresses ways in which stakeholders such as event organisers, major participants, the relevant health authority and relevant agencies can reduce potential risks to public health. The primary recommendations are sound planning and management, including comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation processes. Topics covered include:
pre-event planning, including administrative issues and insurance
event promotion, including sun protection and ticketing
road closure, restrictions and traffic control
environmental health, including food, waste disposal, noise and dust control
safe supply and consumption of alcohol
infrastructure and facilities, including power/gas requirements and waster control systems
security and crowd control
hazards, including emergency plans, and fire safety
building and structure requirements
vacating the site
useful contact numbers for further advice
Remember, legislative provisions take precedence over SA Health guidelines, and in areas under Local Government the council may also have specific requirements or by-law provisions that event organisers will need to comply with.
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