Jubilee safety guide released

Those planning street parties in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are being advised to download a free guide which lays out a number of safety considerations.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has released a three-page guide called ‘Celebrate – an ABI guide to planning an event’ which documents the safety and insurance requirements needed when organising a street party over the extended Jubilee weekend.

There are a number of risks organisers must consider. For example, the ABI has told organisers that a back-up venue, fire safety measures and the safe operation of lighting equipment are all essentials when it comes to holding a party in a public place.

Furthermore, without the right insurance, the organiser could be personally liable if anything goes wrong, leaving them potentially out of pocket.

In fact, it may prove too much work; potentially encouraging Brits to hire event venues  instead in which to hold a party honouring the Queen’s milestone. This could be much easier on the whole, as they won’t have to worry about insurance or any safety measures; it will be taken care of for them.

Nick Starling, director of general insurance at ABI, commented on the guide to Insurance Daily: “With communities across the country planning thousands of events this year, a few common sense precautions will help ensure that events are fun and safe.”