Champions sometimes find Heath and Safety scary. However, it's not as hard as you might think if you take a common sense approach and do your best to make sure that things are safe for everyone.
You can find lots of useful information about running an event on the Health and Safety Executive's website.
If you run a Time to Change event, one or more of the following documents might be necessary. Sometimes the venue will ask you for them:
- A Risk Assessment
- A Method Statement
- A Public Liability Insurance Certificate
Your Risk Assessment is a document where you think about the risks to the health and safety of any other Champions and the public. You just need to make sure that what you intend to do is safe within the space you have to work in. You can find some information a template risk assessment here.
A Method Statement is a basic description of how you will set up and run your event in a safe manner. It runs through the basic procedures you will take. You’re only likely to be asked for a Method Statement for larger events. If that is the case, you can see a template here.
Public Liability Insurance provides cover for anyone suffering an injury at your event or activity, that there is financial and legal cover. You can find out more here.