The Importance of Health and Safety Training for Event Crews

Event work offers an exciting and rewarding experience, yet it comes with its fair share of hazards. At Silverback, we understand that the success of any event hinges on the well-being of our crew members and staff. That’s why we prioritise health and safety above all else, ensuring a secure working environment for everyone involved. 

Our commitment to maintaining high safety standards has earned us a stellar reputation and strong relationships with numerous clients and venues. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the potential risks that event crews may encounter on-site, and shed light on the crucial role of health and safety training. 

1. Mitigation of Occupational Hazards 

Event crews encounter various occupational hazards, including physical risks (such as slips, trips, falls, working at heights, and operating heavy machinery), exposure to hazardous substances (cleaning agents, paints, solvents and pyrotechnics), electrical dangers, and excessive noise levels from speakers or amplifiers that can cause long-term hearing damage. Health and safety training equips staff with the knowledge and skills to identify and mitigate potential hazards, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. 

2. Compliance with Legal Requirements

Health and safety training ensures compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. Moreover, it guarantees that all personnel involved in an event have knowledge of the risks and how to mitigate them. This includes the selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, and emergency protocols. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in legal action, fines, and even the cancellation of any future events. 

3. Increased Productivity and Efficiency 

A well-trained event crew is a more efficient and productive one. By instilling a safety-conscious mindset, health and safety training promotes a culture of responsibility and attentiveness among crew members. This leads to better coordination, reduced errors, and improved communication. As a result, event teams can perform their tasks with increased efficiency.

4. Positive Reputation and Client Confidence 

In the competitive landscape of events, a strong reputation is invaluable. By demonstrating a commitment to the safety of their team members, event managers inspire trust and confidence among clients, venues, and stakeholders. This, in turn, opens doors to new opportunities, establishes long-term partnerships, and solidifies the credibility of the event crew and their organisation.

You’re In Safe Hands 

At Silverback, we prioritise the safety of all individuals part of our dedicated team. Our crew members undergo a rigorous induction process, including comprehensive training led by our NEBOSH and IOSH certified health and safety managers. We adhere to British Safety Council standards, and our affiliation with Peninsula ensures that our health and safety legislation remains up to date.

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Libby NolanEvents Operation Lead
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Thank you for all your help on the Lush showcase this year, we really appreciated all your hard work and effort on site. All of your guys were a pleasure to work with."
Ian ChandlerDirector
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No need to thank us for the payment, we are happy to do so. We are fully aware of the importance of our relationship and the service you provide, and we look forward to working with you again soon.
Louisa Timms Head of Operations
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Our team really enjoy working with your crew as they are always helpful, hardworking and positive - not to mention able to lift amazing weights!"
Justin Watts Head of Production Services
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Firstly, just wanted to say thanks for the guys, they were great. A special thank you to say Danny and Simon were FANTASTIC taking nothing away from the other crew, but those two were unbelievable.”
Janice Hazeldine Account Executive
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I am so pleased to have had your guys on site today. They were very professional, and no job was too big or too small. They only stopped occasionally when I asked them to, as I felt they must need a break/drink but if I didn’t ask, I think they would have just carried on…… They were fantastic and couldn’t have been more helpful.”
David WaineManaging Director
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Thank you for your assistance this week. Your guys are a credit to your business, every member of our team cannot speak highly enough of them.”
James KetteringhamHead of Creative Events
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This was a large job with many elements changing on a daily and hourly basis. The communication and flexibility from you and your crew has been exceptional.

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