With summer 2018 in full swing, the UK has seen its fair share of sporting ventures. From England’s triumph at The World Cup to Wimbledon just a few weeks ago, the great British public have been inspired to get more active.
From festivals of sport and triathlons, to sponsored bike rides and fun runs, there are so many different aspects to factor in when it comes to organisation. That is why we have created a list of the most important factors to consider when thinking about insurance for your sporting event.
The suitability of your venue is a key factor when ensuring your sporting event is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Capacity of the venue plays an integral role in the organisation of your event. It is highly recommended that you select a venue that caters to the number of spectators and visitors but also can accommodate changes and last-minute adjustments if your event suddenly grows in popularity.
Venues that can implement special measures such as crush barriers for crowd control and accessibility ramps will be preferable. This communicates that you are accessing the needs of your visitors accurately and the risks attached.
First Aid and Water Points
First Aid is essential at any reputable sporting event. Should a spectator, participant or staff member become injured, first aiders are on hand to supply urgent medical attention.
Whether you are organising a football match at a stadium or a cricket tournament at your local cricket ground, everyone is feeling the heat of summer 2018. It is important that you are offering facilities for hydration to prevent overheating.
It is certainly considered good or best practice to have a risk assessment for your sporting event as they highlight how well your event is being managed.
As documents, risk assessments are useful to have; they can help you in the event of a claim and defend you against potential negligence and show that you did all you could to make the event safe.
Marshals and Stewards
Marshalls and stewards are invaluable when it comes to managing your sporting event and making sure it is as safe as possible.
They can also help when it comes to spotting potential hazards and monitoring crowd safety. Whether the marshals or stewards are volunteers, helpers or employees, it is essential that they are briefed on their roles and responsibilities in assisting the event organisers with additional tasks.
Does My Policy Cover Everything I Need for My Event?
Once you have reviewed all the points above and put the necessary precautions in place, the next thing to think about is Event Insurance for your sporting event.
Event insurance is a great idea when planning any event, as should anything unpredictable unhappen, you have peace of mind that you are covered for circumstances beyond your control.
The Sporting Policy is fully extendable and can cover you for Public Liability, Employers’ Liability, Event Equipment Cover and Cancellation cover.
To find out more about insurance for your sporting event, or to get a quote or buy online, click here.