Introduction to the Site
The site should be big enough for all the activities planned. For all events there must be plenty of space for the public to move around stalls, stage(s), arena, exhibition areas, etc. Routes to all exits must remain unobstructed. Within temporary demountable structures such as marquees it is especially important to prevent stalls/goods/stock obstructing exit routes and doors.
- Prepare a scaled site plan, showing the position of all the activities/attractions, circulation routes and exits. The site plan should be updated if it changes. Copies of the final version should be available within your Final EMP and on site at the event.
- Calculate the capacity of the site
- Ensure you have the right amount of emergency exits for the number of persons attending.
- Have adequate emergency vehicle access. This should be agreed with the emergency services.
- Consider the potential for disturbance of nearby residents. This can include but is not limited to:
- Noise from installation and breakdown before and after the event
- Noise from movements of vehicles
- Noise from amplified music & the crowd during the event
- Light pollution.
Site preparation and facilities