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Power and Water at Your Event

Power and Water at Your Event

The site information details what facilities are available at each site. Where electricity, gas or water is to be used, detailed arrangements must be made to ensure the facilities are safe.  All these arrangements should be clearly shown on the site plan.

Potential hazards due to extreme weather should not be overlooked at outside events.


The Event Organiser will be expected to produce evidence of the correct electrical inspection and testing of portable appliances and any installed distribution system. Appropriate certification may include PAT Certificates and Completion Certificates. Failure to provide the correct certification may result in disconnection or removal from site.

Residual current circuit breakers should be used and if possible the power supply stepped down to 110 volts.

Electrical sockets and cabling should be fit for purpose and designed for the environment that they are to be used in. All cables will have to be safely channelled and covered with matting or raised above the audience to eliminate any electrical and tripping hazards.


Portable gas supplies for cooking should be kept to a minimum, in designated areas away from the general public.

The same should apply to any fuel supplies items such as portable generators etc. Generators should have barriers or fences to prevent public access from public areas. If the LPG is to be used then a current safety certificate must be provided. Silent generators should be used and preferably diesel fuel only.

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