Planning an event
To help event organisers and ensure the safety of all events a joint policy has been agreed by the following authorities:
The local authorities of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear
North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Service
Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service
Tyne and Wear Emergency Planning Unit
Northumberland Emergency Planning Department
The aim is to:
"Create uniformity in the application of safety requirements and guidance, across the region to ensure appropriate safety advice is provided to individuals and organisations that are planning a public event."
Once the authority has been notified of an event, a Preliminary Safety Advisory Group will be arranged, followed if necessary by a Formal Safety Advisory Group.
This group will discuss the event and give advice on anything else the organiser needs to do, suggested improvements and any safety concerns which need to be addressed.