By KLTV Newsdesk –
With the coronation of King Charles just around the corner, insurance company Ansvar is urging organisers to prioritise safety in their preparations for the celebrations.
Ansvar, a leading insurer for the not-for-profit sector, is offering risk management advice to organisers of the festivities taking place across the country.
Adam Tier, the Head of Underwriting at Ansvar, emphasised the importance of being aware of the risks involved in organising events, regardless of size.
He pointed out that while the coronation celebrations would be a fantastic opportunity for local communities to come together and celebrate, it was crucial to managing the risks involved to ensure everyone’s safety.
To assist with managing risks, Ansvar has guided the best way to ensure event safety.
First, event planners must consider the fundamentals, such as the venue/location, capacity, date, budget, time needed to plan the event, and ticketing, where appropriate.
Second, they must ensure they have the right people to help with crowd control, medical and first aid personnel, and marshals to assist people entering and leaving the event.
Third, they need a contingency plan for unforeseen circumstances like bad weather or a medical emergency.
Fourth, they need to mitigate risks by assessing what could go wrong and putting measures in place, such as providing first aid training and ensuring that experts install equipment.
Fifth, they must ensure that their event complies with all necessary local council regulations, including providing a risk assessment and having the required insurance in place.
Finally, they need to protect any money taken to pay for food, drink, memorabilia, or charity donations by storing it securely.
Ansvar encourages all event organisers to work closely with their local council to meet all requirements. Taking out dedicated event cover is also highly recommended to protect against accidents, cancellations, and theft of any money.
In conclusion, Ansvar wants everyone to enjoy the celebrations of King Charles’ coronation safely and for event organisers to be well prepared to manage any risks that might arise.