Risk Management Plan for events


Please download the attached table and follow the instructions below


The process for completing the Risk Management Plan is:

  1. Identify the event and stakeholder details, record the person responsible for Health and safety at the event, include contact numbers.
  1. Identify all the possible risks for the activity (no matter how unlikely).  Include the risks of traveling to and from the event as well as during.
  1. Evaluate the risks and assign a score.  This is in two parts
    • The likelihood of the risk. ( 1- very unlikely, 2 – quite likely, 3 – very likely)
    • The severity of the risk (1 – minor injuries expected, 2 – medium scale injuries but not life threatening, 3 – severe injury or death)

The total risk score is likelihood x severity.  A score of 1-3 is Low, 4-6 is medium, 7-9 is high.


  1. List actions that will be taken to reduce the likelihood of an accident. (Note that you cannot do anything to reduce the severity).  List all and any actions that are realistic and feasible. An important factor to note is that if you state an action in the RMP you must then carry it out.  If an accident happens and you have not done everything identified in the RMP, you are likely to be found as negligent in any enquiry.
  1. Re-score your total risk, taking into account new likelihood scores.  At this point you should not have any high risks (score 7-9).  If you do, you should consider cancelling or reviewing the activity.
  1. Ensure the form is signed by the person with designated health and safety responsibility and a copy is given to a Living Streets staff or executive member.
  1. Ensure the form is available at the event and that all workers and assistants are familiar with its contents.
  1. Implement your actions to reduce risks!
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