Fire Safety Tips For Event Organisers

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Check Your Cords and Equipment

Make sure that all electrical equipment is in good working order and that any extension cords are being used properly.  If you are using equipment that plugs into an outlet, make sure the outlet is not overloaded.

Notify Your Insurance Company

If you are planning to have a fire at your event, even if it is just a small one, be sure to notify your insurance company. They will want to be aware of any potential risks and will likely have specific instructions for you.

Create a Fire Plan

If you are planning on having an open flame at your event, such as a fireplace or a fire pit, make sure to have a fire plan in place. This should include designated areas for the fire and ways to safely extinguish it.

Train Your Staff

Make sure that all of your employees are familiar with your fire safety plan and know how to properly extinguish a fire.

Fire Watch Guards 

If you are having an event that will go into the evening or late night hours, it is a good idea to have fire watch guards. These are individuals who are specifically trained to look for and extinguish any fires. Fire watch guards can provide peace of nind.

Use Appropriate Supplies

When setting up your event, make sure to use the appropriate supplies. This includes things like tablecloths and decorations that can’t easily catch on fire.

Stay Alert

It is important to stay alert when organizing an event, especially when it comes to fire safety. Be aware of potential hazards and take steps to prevent fires from happening.

Have a Backup Plan

In case of a fire, have a backup plan in place for moving guests and equipment safely out of the building. This could include having a predetermined meeting spot or having an emergency exit strategy.

Have Alarms in Place

Make sure that your event venue has working fire alarms and that staff are familiar with how to use them.

Hazard Spotting

It is important to be aware of potential fire hazards at your event venue. These could include things like overloaded electrical outlets, flammable materials near heat sources, and faulty wiring.

 How Many People?

When organizing an event, it is important to take into account how many people will be in attendance. This will help you to determine how much space is needed and what kind of fire safety equipment is needed.

Some more fire safety tips include:

– Keep flammable materials like paper and decorations away from heat sources like candles or lit cigarettes.

– Make sure that all exit doors are clearly marked and unobstructed.

– Have a plan for how you will evacuate the premises in the event of a fire. Make sure everyone knows the plan and practice it regularly.

– Keep a fire extinguisher on hand and know how to use it.

– Never try to fight a fire if you are not properly trained. Leave the job to the professionals.


Organizing an event can be a lot of work, but it is important to remember to focus on safety as well. By following these tips, you can help to minimize the risk of a fire breaking out at your event. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your event goes off without a hitch – and that everyone is safe in case of an emergency.

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