Outdoor Summer Event Safety Checklistplanning ahead // on Tuesday July 5, 2016
With the warm, beautiful weather that summer brings, it provides a great opportunity to host events outdoors. However, sometimes outdoor events can pose threats to those working and attending them. View the checklist below to prevent any accidents from taking place at your next outdoor event.
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- Move all cords (microphones, speakers, etc.) away from walkways. If they must be there, tape them down with colored tape for better visibility.
- Mark and protect all stakes and ropes for large, outdoor tents.
- Depressions and holes in grassy areas should be filled or marked.
- Paint speed bumps, parking stops and curbs a bright color for better visibility.
- Make sure that any folding tables and chairs being used are sturdy and in good condition.
- Keep any flammable objects, pets and children at least three feet away from any open flames.
- Have an adult present at all times near any open flames.
- Make sure you have a fire extinguisher easily accessible. View this infographic to learn how to choose the right one.
- Prepare for the heat. Have bottled water available and a place for your guest and workers to cool off to prevent heat exhaustion.
- Monitor the weather and make alternate plans in case of inclement weather.
Outdoor summer events can be a great time. By following these steps above, it can help ensure a fun and safe time for all.