Staying safe in the heat at events

As the seasons change and we move into British Summer Time, it is certain that the weather will also change, in true British fashion.

Tips to Stay Safe During Hot Summer Events

Last year saw the hottest May since 1992 and this year, the temperature is expected to rise even higher starting the summer with a bang.

Blue skies and hot weather can be a blessing on the day of your event, but it is important to remember how important it is to stay safe in the summer months, particularly when your energy is being put into making sure the event runs as smoothly as possible.

We have compiled a list of top tips and key things to remember, to make sure you stay at your summer event.

Hydration

In the lead up to the height of summer, the temperatures begin to rise and we see the environment around us begin to change.

It is a fact that we begin to lose more water from our bodies through perspiration, particularly if the event in question is related to sports, exercise or general activity.

Dehydration can have serious consequences, so It is crucial that everyone at your event stays hydrated and has access to water throughout the duration.

Installing different water points at your event is a great way of controlling this factor, and allows people to bring their own bottles or cups to refill. Which is also much better for the environment around us by cutting down on plastic consumption.

Shade

There is no greater feeling than the hot sunshine on a beautiful day, particularly when temperatures are soaring and there isn’t a cloud in site.

However, it is important to remember about providing shade away from the heat, giving attendees the option.  

Something as simple as this can have the power to determine whether your event is successful. For the visitors and staff, particularly children or the elderly, making sure that shade is available is a priority.

Large tents, umbrellas and canopies are a great way of providing shade and ensuring the event is as safe as possible.

Alcohol

Prosecco bars, craft ale carts and cider tents are a fantastic way of enhancing your event and making sure everyone at your event is creating memories.

2017 saw the rise of the converted trailer and horse box, repurposed into trendy bars and alcohol providing services.

It is important to remember about staying safe in the sun when alcohol is being served, as the dehydration you normally experience is increased in the sunshine.

Making sure that there are different options available, and water in supply, ensures that your guests will have a safe and exciting experience.

What’s next…

There are so many different aspects to factor in when planning the perfect event taking place in the summer sunshine


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