If you are hosting an event that will attract more than 2000 people, you will need to comply with the requirements of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events act 2 of 2010 (SASREA). The act is aimed at ensuring the safety of spectators and attendees at these events after the disasters that befell some sporting events in the country, such as the Ellis Park Stadium disaster in 2001. Failure to comply with this act can lead to fines and prison sentences for the organisers and venue owners.
Whilst the act is seemingly straight forward, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed by the organizer of the event, such as the appointment of a suitably experienced safety officer who is ultimately responsible for the safety at the event.
Some of the issues that we at GSRC Management assist with are:
Liaising with local SAPS;
Preparation and presentation of the JOC file;
Venue grading certificates;
Emergency medical services;
Venue operations, etc
These are some of the required points to be considered and our team of safety experts can assist with and implement these requirements at your venue. Give us a call now to ensure the safety and compliance of your event.