Event Safety Planning

The success of any event is dependent upon adequate pre-planning and it is essential that you allow enough time to help ensure that your event is a success.

It is good practice to plan your event 6 months in advance and longer in the case of complex or very large events.

To assist you with your planning we recommend you read through the pages on this website (links below). An explanation of what is contained on each page follows:

  1. Application process. This page outlines the procedure when organising events, who you should contact, what documentation you should provide and a timeline for submitting the documentation.
  2. Safety Advisory Group (SAG). This page explains the role of the Safety Advisory Group (SAG), the type of events that SAG consider and if you will be contacted by SAG.
  3. Useful contacts. Here you will find contact details for organisations that you may need when organising your event.
  4. Forms to complete. On this page you will find links for various forms that can be downloaded and completed to support your event application. The page also includes links to booking forms for the hiring of land, Licensing application forms and templates for a Risk Assessment and an Event Management Plan that you can download and adapt so they are proportionate to your event.
  5. Useful reference material. This page includes links to various event industry guidance documents to assist you with your planning.
  6. General guidance – event planning. Here you will find a range of useful information on the essentials for planning events.
  7. Event Security Planning. This page contains information on Martyn’s Law and includes advice on how to make your event more resilient. Here you will find links to Counter Terrorism training as well as guidance on developing a security plan for your event.

Please note: The information provided on this website is not intended to provide instruction on how third parties should manage their events and associated risks. Bradford Council cannot be held liable for how this information is interpreted or used by third parties, nor provide any assurance that adopting it would provide any measure of legal compliance.