Health & Safety Policy

Hanwell Hootie Music Festival CIC will ensure as far as is reasonably practical the health, safety and welfare of all those who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

We will endeavour to ensure adherence with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, RIDDOR 2013 and all associated legislation as a minimum standard.

Our Health & Safety approach is pro-active and we aim to fully satisfy the requirements laid down by our relevant licences and Ealing Council Guidelines on Event Management Plan.

We have developed our Risk Assessment over the past years and continue to improve our safety standards.

We now provide a Volunteers Welfare Tent to provide a space to rest/eat throughout the day.

Dee Tunc, Health & Safety Advisor has overall responsibility for health & safety on the day of the event and will carry out pre-inspections to complete our dynamic risk assessments. The risk assessment is then signed off by the Health & Safety Advisor and passed over the Venue Manager who continues to assess throughout the day.

All directors and volunteers are briefed on health & safety including emergency procedures.

They are expected to operate safely at all times.

Hanwell Hootie Music Festival CIC operate an Approved Suppliers Database.

First Aid Plans for the event are provided by St Johns Ambulance who are based in the Viaduct Meadow.

Hanwell Hootie Music Festival CIC Directors are collectively responsible for preventing injuries so far as is reasonably practical; however we all have an individual responsibility to work / behave safely and not to endanger others or ourselves by committing or condoning unsafe actions. Please remember your personal responsibilities and encourage others to do likewise.

Signed: June Martin, Hanwell Hootie Music Festival CIC
Dated: 3rd March 2019

First Aid – St Johns Ambulance

St Johns Ambulance Service will provide First Aid to all venues with bases in the Viaduct Meadow and the Sandy Park. If you need assistance, please get security to contact St Johns Ambulance Service. All security guards are First Aid trained and pub venues will have their own 1st aid provisions.

Security

Our security provider is Firstline Security and their guards will be located at all venues. In the event of an incident please do not put yourself at risk contact the security at your venue. All security guards can connected via radios and if deemed necessary they will call emergency services.

Lost Children

Take lost child to the information tent in the Meadow and St Johns Ambulance station in the Sandy Park. For safeguarding purposes please ensure you are not left alone with a child.

All volunteers are responsible for:

  • taking reasonable care of their own health and safety, and the health and safety of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions
  • co-operating with the Directors and all others involved on health and safety issues and familiarising themselves with the emergency routes and first aid arrangements
  • ensuring that they do not interfere with, or misuse anything provided in the interests of health and safety
  • take positive steps to understand and appreciate the hazards present within their venue
  • reporting any hazards, incidents, injuries to health & safety adviser