Contact with moving vehicles in car parking areas
Slips, trips and falls
Children and young people becoming separated from parents
Handling displays, generators, tables and other equipment
Unsupervised access to children
Fire and bomb threats
Physical and verbal aggression from participants
Car parking will be planned and those guiding cars in will wear hi-visibility clothing.
Displays, gazebos, etc. should be assembled in accordance with manufacturers instructions.
Displays, including guy ropes, must not protrude into walk ways. Highlight guy ropes.
Displays should be assembled before public are admitted to site and dismantled after they depart.
Information and meeting point should be provided and clearly signed.
Locate loading/unloading point to minimise distances for equipment to be carried.
Demonstrate safe lifting and handling techniques.
If available, use wheelbarrows and other handling aids to move heavier items.
Ensure routes for transporting tools and materials are kept clear.
Activities involving children to be in full view of others.
Brief volunteers working with children on safe working practices
Keep walk ways clear of rubbish, cables and other items
Check walk ways frequently throughout event to ensure no build up of rubbish
Prepare evacuation plan and brief all volunteers on its contents.
Avoid volunteers working in isolation.
If confronted be conciliatory, avoid aggravating situation; be prepared to walk away.