This page contains information and guidance to help organisers prevent people being injured by site vehicles and traffic on an event site.
You are responsible for ensuring that the risks created by transport onsite are managed so that people do not come to harm.
Vehicles at work continue to be a major cause of fatal and major injuries. Since 1998/99 there has been an average of 61 fatalities each year as well as over 2150 major injuries and over 4270 injuries requiring the injured person to be off work for more than three days. There are an estimated 1000 work-related road deaths each year.
Workplace transport includes information on:
External public transport is generally beyond the scope of health and safety law. This is because road traffic laws cover traffic risks in more detail than general health and safety law.
Speak to the police, local highways authority and transport providers about external traffic management around the event location to:
Where appropriate, consult rail authorities and other transport providers about additional public transport services to accommodate the demands of the event.
In certain circumstances, changes to the existing road layout around an event site, parking arrangements or traffic flows will be required to:
In nearly all cases, only the police or someone under their direction can legally undertake traffic regulation on the public highway.
However, in some police force areas (but not in Scotland) a Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) may be in operation. Under CSAS, other organisations or companies can direct traffic on a public highway. Check the area police force website for a list of approved organisations.