Guidelines for the Management of Public Health and Safety at Public Events
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A guide to assist you in organising a public event, focusing on the potential public health and environmental health risks
When running an event, there are a number of things you need to consider from a public and environmental health perspective. This includes food safety, infectious disease control and waste disposal.
For the purposes of the Guidelines for the Management of Public Health and Safety at Events (PDF 851KB), a public event is defined as an event occurring in a temporary venue or a fixed venue normally authorised for other types of events, and occurs regularly, as a one-off, or on an irregular basis.
The Guidelines for the Management of Public Health and Safety at Events (PDF 851KB) addresses ways in which stakeholders such as event organisers, major participants, the relevant health authority and relevant agencies can reduce potential risks to public health. The primary recommendations are sound planning and management, including comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation processes. Topics covered include:
Remember, legislative provisions take precedence over SA Health guidelines, and in areas under Local Government the council may also have specific requirements or by-law provisions that event organisers will need to comply with.
For further information on organising or participating in a public event, please contact an Environmental Health Officer at the relevant local council to discuss managing and preventing risks to public health.