Working Safely at Events

A bespoke IOSH training course, specially designed for those working in the Marketing and Promotions industries

This event safety training course, delivered online or in-person, is approved by IOSH and is one of the few event safety certifications available in the UK. What sets this course apart is its specialised focus on professionals in the marketing, experiential PR, and brand activation industries.

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Working Safely at Events

A bespoke course accredited by IOSH

This one-day event safety training course, approved by IOSH, is one of the few event safety certifications available in the UK. What sets this course apart is its specialised focus on professionals in the marketing, experiential PR, and brand activation industries.

Who is this course for?

Do you or your agency run experiential activations, PR events or sampling promotions? This bespoke course, approved by IOSH is one of the few event safety certificates in the UK specially designed for those working in the marketing, experiential PR and brand activation industries.

People who should attend

  • Anyone who works in the events, PR and marketing industries with no formal event safety qualifications
  • Anyone who is responsible for organising events, experiential, sampling and brand activations
  • Anyone who books suppliers, staff and contractors to help them organise events and brand activations
  • Anyone who works at events regularly in any capacity (e.g. PR agencies, Production managers,
  • Account management teams, promotions staff, brand ambassadors, sampling staff

What are the Benefits?

The one-day course will take you and your team through the key pieces of health and safety legislation, understanding responsibilities, how to conduct thorough risk assessments, and how to manage risk at events and activations. All are delivered in the context of your business and your business activity. Delegates will receive a printed Course Workbook; plus an official IOSH Certificate after passing the assessment.

Why you should consider this course

It’s important to understand the complexities surrounding the safe and successful delivery of live events or activations.

  • Are you and your team responsible for the safety of your clients, suppliers and attendees?
  • Are you confident in your ability to conduct your own risk assessments? Or check your supplier’s risk assessments?
  • Are you aware of the latest health and safety legislation?
  • Would you know what to do in an emergency situation?

All these questions are key considerations when asking if this course is right for you, your team and your business.

What does the course cover?

H&S Legislation

Introduction to UK health & safety legislation in the events industry


Your team’s responsibility for safety at events and activations

Understanding Risk

Understanding the terms hazard, risk, likelihood and consequence

Risk Assessments

Writing and checking risk assessments and method statements

Identifying Hazards

Identifying hazards such as alcohol, crowd management, working at height, slips and trips and manual handling.


Safe systems of work at events and liability insurance

Signage & PPE

Safety signage and Personal Protective Equipment at events


Reporting incidents and accidents


Emergency Procedures & Lost Children


Security & Terrorism threats

Meet The Experienced Training Team

  • Experienced event safety professionals and qualified teachers, with over 10 years teaching in Higher Education

  • Worked for diverse clients such as the BBC, Aldi, UK City of Culture, Disney on Ice, Toblerone, Dollar Shave Club, Nivea, Town & City Councils, Student Unions, Radio 1 Academy, Shopping Centres and PR & Marketing Agencies

  • Technical Members of IOSH and holders of the NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety.

  • Provide interactive two-way training sessions using real event case studies, the latest event industry news and interactive mobile technology.

Andrew Harrisons

Andy has enjoyed 20 years in the creative, marketing and events industries, working across a wide range of brands and sectors.
Previously Head of Experiential at integrated agency Haygarth, Andy co-founded and is Director of the award-winning production agency Hopper.

David Strafford

David Strafford is an experienced event professional and award-winning Higher Education lecturer/tutor, undertaking teaching, training, consultancy and event management work in the UK and internationally.


Get in touch for a quote for a bespoke training course for your organisation (suitable for organisations with a minimum four delegates).

Register your interest for the dates of upcoming courses, specially designed for the experiential  and promotional marketing industries (suitable for organisations with fewer than 4 delegates)

Discounts are available for IPM Members. Pricing to include workbooks and IOSH certificates.

IPM Members (Online Course)

£200exc VAT
  • Per Delegate
  • Includes Course Book

Non-Members (Online Course)

£250exc VAT
  • Per Delegate
  • Includes Course Book

In Person Course Delivery

  • Per Delegate
  • Includes Course Book

Client Testimonials

“Hopper helped make health and safety interesting and fun with a great interactive programme.”


“This is an excellent course which engaged all of the team and will certainly prove to be beneficial moving forward.”

Experience 12

Delegate Feedback

“Really useful course, presented in an interactive way to involve everyone, even though it was online. Real life examples used which helps think what I can do to put it into to every day use. Practical advice that can be used and the risk assessment template was really useful to understand. Thank you very much!”

“Really insightful course. Good balance of presentation, questions, and breakout group work. I found having the hardcopy booklet to make notes alongside the training helpful too. It was great to have a mixture of attendees from the same sector for sharing real life experiences and events.”

“Really informative, I feel so much better equipped to work more safely at events. I wish I had taken this training many years ago when I first started out in events!”

“There are definitely changes we will be making around the planning and execution of our events, this has been a really valuable course.”

“It really was an amazing course, I learned so much and feel like I have a lot of useful information to take back to my team. I feel confident now in my ability to create effective risk assessments and make our events better than ever.”

“I feel so better equipped now to do my job! This has been eye opening and fascinating.”

“Really positive course if you are involved in planning and organising events”

Register Your Interest

The Event Safety Management Course is available to IPM Members and Non-member, discounts are available to IPM members. To register your interest for the 2024 intake, please submit your information via the form. 

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