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Event Safety for Event Organisers

Whether you are planning a street party, a village fate or music festival for thousands of visitors, if you are the organiser you must plan for and manage safety at your event.

Safety Advisory Group (SAG)

The Mendip SAG's aim is to welcome and encourage events to take place within Mendip whilst ensuring that they take place safely and successfully.  Through consultation and joint working between the Council and its partners, including Avon and Somerset Police, South West Ambulance Service, Somerset Fire and Rescue, and Trading Standards, its aim is to standardise the approach to all organised events which are open to the public and are staged in a public place, on a highway, or on private, or council owned land within Mendip. 

Please complete our online form event notification form  the completed form will be sent out to the core members of the SAG, you maybe asked to a SAG meeting it they think your event would benefit from their expertise.  If you would like to contact the SAG please call 0300 303 8588 or email 

For frequently asked questions please visit the safety advisory group frequently asked questions web page:

Q:  What is a Safety Advisory Group?

Q:  Do I need a Temporary Event Notice for my event?

Q:  Do I need to do a risk assessment?

Q:  Do I need an Event Management Plan?

Q:  Can I serve food at my event?

Q:  Do I need First Aid Cover?

Q:  Do I need Public Liability Insurance?

Q:  Do I require road closures?

Q:  Are you holding the event on Council land?

Q:  Will there be fireworks at the event?

Last modified: 08 October 2018