It is important to consider safety risk management when organizing an event, especially if a large number of attendees is expected.Safety risk management is foresight into what could possibly go wrong or what incidents may arise throughout the course of the event and preparing appropriately for them.

To optimise safety risk management, be certain that the medical professionals you select are skilled at pre-hospital care, well versed in event organisation, and that the equipment that you will utilise has been road tested and approved.Pre-hospital care is a specialised and delicate field as it involves a lot of variable factors and a different set of pressures as opposed to the hospital setting.When there is a heart attack, Advanced Life Support must be made available within 4-6 minutes in order to save a life but ambulances can take about 12-20 minutes to arrive on the scene.In cases of trauma which is also time-critical, the golden rule is that emergency care must be brought to the injured person ASAP without the inevitable delays involved in taking the casualty to a hospital.

The number of patrons expected, venue characteristics, logistics, and type of event should be taken account of and the medical services that you should make available must be optimum given these parameters. It is essential to form a liaison with a broad range of people and services even months before the evnetThe people and services you need to get in touch with are government and local authorities, event organisers, event promoters, governing bodies/statutory authorities, circuit owners/management, event officials, ambulance services, police, fire brigade, local public and private hospitals, specialist hospitals (neurosurgical, spinal, burns), medical evacuation helicopter services, and insurers.

Experienced safety risk management teams can be rather expensive so organisers tend to hesitate in seeking their service.They then seek out Volunteer First Aid services however they can only offer only Basic Life Support (BLS) which is often inadequate in dealing with the number of complex medical problems associated with the larger crowds of people expected at major events and venues.Remember that any perceived additional cost is more than worthwhile especially when a life is saved and when your clientele can feel secure.