How to guides

There are a number of guides if you’re planning a major event and need some guidance.

Guides range from Health and Safety and risk assessment, to 'greening' your event, using social media or the Welsh language. Some are listed below.

Advice for those that operate crowded places

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure  (CPNI) provide support for those that operate crowded places. This includes recently revised and refreshed guidance directed at site owners and operators written to help those charged with security at crowded places to mitigate the threat and help make the UK less vulnerable to an attack. 

The Crowded Places Guidance includes direct support for major events, stadia and arenas. 

The Purple Guide

The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events has been drawn up by the Events Industry Forum after consultation with industry and regional government. The contents are not designed to be prescriptive. Those using this guidance should undertake appropriate risk assessments and evaluations of the specific requirements of the events they are organising or involved with.

Greening your Event Towards Zero Waste Wales

Working with partners and businesses the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP) aim is to make reducing waste and recycling easier and more effective. Practical advice and guidance is available in the Wales Event Recycling Guide.

Mechanisms and support for managing event waste are widely available from a number of commercial organisations. WRAP also provides an Events Industry Roadmap. This tool provides a collection of guidance and best practice to help events achieve zero waste to landfill. For more information visit the WRAP Cymru website.

Risk Assessment

How do ensure your events are safe, well managed and any potential disruption is minimised? It is a legal requirement that every employer and self-employed person make an assessment of the health and safety risks arising out of their work. The Health and Safety Executive is probably the best place to start.

The Welsh Language

We want to promote and facilitate use of the Welsh language. This entails raising awareness of the official status of the Welsh language in Wales and by imposing standards on organisations. 

In Wales, the Welsh language should be treated no less favourably than the English language. People in Wales should be able to live their lives through the medium of the Welsh language if they choose to do so.

For more information on the Welsh Language visit the Welsh Government website.