2.15 GENERAL SAFETY (FORMING YOUR RISK ASSESSMENT)
Marquee structures, doors, linings, heaters, electric cookers, generators, stored fuel, toilets, public access, stake heads, ropes and floorings, to name a few, all have risks particularly with regard to fire.
It is the responsibility of the event organiser to evaluate, remove, reduce and protect from risk to their staff, exhibitors and by the public by consultation with the Licensing Authority and by the following procedures:
|Evaluate the risk||
– Overload of weight suspended from roof.
|Evaluate the risk to people||
– Collapse of marquee.
|Remove and reduce the hazards||
– Use specific truss-work for lighting rigs.
|Remove and reduce the risks||
– Monitor and regulate the frequency of traffic over specific areas.
When scheduling installation and dismantle dates an allowance needs to be made for the installing and dismantle of marquee structures to work, ideally, with no other contractors on site, and only to allow access to other contractors once the marquee is deemed structurally safe by the marquee contractor?s foreperson.
When snow forms on a marquee structure roof, to prevent overloading and possible collapse of the marquee structure, there needs to be sufficient heating to keep the temperature to +12 degrees Centigrade to minimise snow build-up. This is particularly true if there are loads already fixed to the roof, such as lighting.
No exit doors are to be locked or incapable of being opened in one easy release operation if any one person is in the marquee (including staff).