New health and safety rules could affect events industry

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The events industry may need to invest more in health and safety training and awareness when new regulations come into force next year, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has warned.

The organisation’s sports grounds and events group has said that the industry will need to sit up and take notice of new Construction Design Management Regulations (CDM), which are set to take effect from October 2014.

Carl Hagemann, chair of the group, said: “Event organisers and those working in safety at events really do need to realise the impact the new CDM Regulations could have on their day-to-day jobs.”

The new rules could require all organisers to map and review their existing safety management processes and put in place more training for their staff.

IOSH is hosting a seminar for those in the industry on the new rules, which is being held on 12 November at Warwick Racecourse.

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