A hazard analysis is a systematic process for identifying hazards and recommending corrective actions.
When developing a safety program for your event, venue or attraction, a hazard identification and analysis program are paramount to its success.
Like any aspect of a planner’s or operator’s job, have a check sheet prepared for the event, venue experiences or attractions provided and conduct your analysis and mitigate your findings.
It is understood that weather can have an adverse impact on both outdoor and indoor events.
Event planners and attraction/venue operators have an obligation to monitor the weather and manage the event, attraction or venue based on what is known and foreseeable.
Everything from patron exposure to temporary structures needs to be addressed.
Contingency planning is a vital part of event success and should be a priority in planning.
Above ALL else… when developing an event or operating an attraction of venue, the safety of PEOPLE should be your number 1 priority.
A foreseeable event is one that can easily be imagined or known about before it happens through experience or research.
With historical insight from previous incidents occurring at venues or on attractions, an event planner or venue/attraction operator should know or be able to determine the likelihood of an incident and implement a plan to mitigate its known hazard using the 3 E’s.
When known and foreseeable hazards cannot be eliminated through engineering practices and educational efforts are ignored (3 E’s), we should resort to enforcement.
To properly enforce, event professionals and venue/attraction operators should rely on established policies and procedures.
This provides a baseline for the decision making process and assists with ensuring compliance when policies and procedures are ignored.