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Safety Advisory Group (SAG)

About SAG

The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) work in partnership with emergency services and professional bodies to discuss the Health and Safety issues relating to an event and offer professional guidance.

SAG's main objectives are:

  • To promote high levels of safety and welfare at events by giving advice and guidance
  • To promote good practice in safety and welfare planning for events
  • To ensure events cause minimal adverse impact to the community
  • Encourage cooperation and coordination between all relevant agencies so that events are safe and successful

How it works

If your event is on council land the event officers assisting with your booking will inform SAG on your behalf. If your event is not on council land you will need to inform SAG of your intended activity using the SAG event notification form (Word 57KB).

The SAG will then review the event and inform you of your required next steps.

Event organisers, the land owner and others involved in the running of an event retain the principal legal duties for ensuring public safety.

Further information and guidance

For more information on event health and safety please follow the links below. Please note that the Purple Guide is the industry standard for events management and we advise you consult this wherever possible.

Contact SAG

If you need specific advice or guidance on organising your event please contact SAG at or on 0113 378 5016.​​​​​​

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