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Westminster City Council Special Events : \’....how we do what we do...\’

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  • our responsibilities • to take measures to plan for the health & safety of the public • to obtain a robust risk assessment for the event areas from the organiser and from the film production companies • to integrate our event risk management systems to ensure continuity for the rest of the council’s services to our community Special Events
  • our aims • planning to provide a safe, well regulated environment for event and filming activity by meeting our statutory obligations in partnership with all the emergency services, our local communities and agencies • using cross agency alliances in planning to reduce crime, nuisance and accidents in planning activities • to contribute to a cleaner, greener city environment • to ensure access to events is planned for all sectors of the community • to provide expertise in planning for public safety at events in the centre of London Special Events
  • City of Westminster • our communities speak over 100 different first languages • we have around 230,000 residents (44% non UK; 28% less than 2 years’ residence) • we receive over one million commuters and visitors everyday • generates 2% of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product Special Events
  • City of Westminster • we manage the spaces between all the iconic buildings in Central London, including: • Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street and Whitehall • Trafalgar Square (GLA manage the site), National Gallery • West End : Leicester Square, China Town, ‘Theatre Land’,Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street and Oxford Street • St. James’s and Hyde Park (managed by Royal Parks’ Agency), Royal Palaces • world re-known film post production in Soho • advertising, PR and multi - media companies • corporate headquarters for national and international companies Special Events
  • at events westminster special events legislation on location westminster special events Special Events
  • legislation • Health & Safety at Work etc. 1974 sets out the responsibility of employers and employees l • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 sets out responsibility to make risk assessments of all work activities l • Road Traffic Acts temporary traffic orders and traffic management plans l • Common Law : public highway : right ‘to pass and re-pass’ • Civil Contingencies Act 2003 public services continuity and co-ordination l business continuity plans l • Licensing Act 2003 ‘entertainment’ or performance activities l Special Events
  • legislation • over 20 different acts of legislation apply to event and filming activities • basic premise is : everyone is responsible in some part for health & safety l • ask yourself the question : what could be regarded as reasonable to an ‘ordinary l person’ who has no knowledge? • London Local Authorities Act (Road Traffic Act amendment 2007) : currently progressing through the UK parliament to allow l location filming to be treated as the equivalent to ‘special event’ Special Events
  • standards and guidance • International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) • British Standards Institution • approved codes of practice (by HSE) • notes and guidance (HSE and local authorities) • Westminster Council event and filming guidance : www.westminster.gov.uk/filming l • Westminster Council risk assessment guidance : www.westminster.gov.uk/events l Special Events
  • at events westminster special events working together on location westminster special events Special Events
  • • how can you mange without one party in control? • our remit is facilitate, co-ordinate, explain and request • legislation? • ……….. lots of it conferring ‘rights’ on everybody involved… • …. therefore... Special Events
  • working together London Development Traffic Control VisitLondon Agency Centre Squares Sponsors Underground Management Culture TfL Film London Sponsor Mayor’s DCMS Office Buses GLA WCC Policy Venues Local Ward Local Councillors Business Event Residents Organisers Sponsors Sponsors Special Events Military Licensing Fire Police Environmental Parking Health Toilets Cleansing Ambulance Wardens Parks Sponsors Highways Enforcement Teams Special Events Utilities
  • working together what’s it all about? : one communication Special Events
  • straight forward l simple l timely l regular l purposeful l Special Events
  • reasonable l trust l practical l open l Special Events
  • result will be closer team working and appreciation of each l parties aims and objectives…… which leads onto …….. l …..reducing risks and provides complimentary rather than l conflicting and duplicated resources Special Events
  • working together what’s it all about? : two accountability Special Events
  • common aims and protocols l risk management l risk assessment l audit trail l decisions explained l helping each other to account for each other’s duties and l obligations Special Events
  • at events westminster special events common aims on location westminster special events Special Events
  • common aims Multi - Agency (LOPSG) Responsibilities • to take measures to plan for the health & safety of the public • to obtain a robust risk assessment for the event areas from the organiser and from the film production companies • to integrate our event and filming risk management systems to ensure continuity for the rest of our services to our community Special Events
  • our responsibilities • to take measures to plan for the health & safety of the public • to obtain a robust risk assessment for the event areas from the organiser and from the film production companies • to integrate our event and filming risk management systems to ensure continuity for the rest of our services to our community Special Events
  • at events westminster special events .. and the result…. on location westminster special events Special Events
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