Site planning

Planning is essential and should be completed in advance, as last minute changes can be difficult.

Initial planning should include consideration of:

  • ground conditions
  • site access for delivery, set-up, dismantling and removal of the amusement device
  • available utilities e.g. water, power, existing amenities and other fixed buildings
  • site availability before and after the event for setup, dismantling and removal
  • proximity to permanent structures, such as fixtures and power lines

Once the devices are selected, the final plan should be developed and undertaken using a risk management process in consultation with those having knowledge, responsibility and/or experience in planning shows that include amusement devices. :

The final plan should include:

  • site layout plan, including location of each amusement device
  • size and requirements of each amusement device
  • site rules
  • setup/dismantling procedures
  • high risk work licence requirements during erection or dismantling
  • provision of power, water, amenities(permanent or temporary and whether they will be provided by the organiser, device operator or other entity)
  • fencing/separation of hazards eg - temporary generators, general purpose outlets (GPO’s)
  • traffic management plan, eg - trucks, forklifts, elevating work platforms.
  • crowd control procedures
  • whether animals/pets will be permitted
  • emergency procedures, e.g. emergency contacts, first aid provisions, evacuation plans
  • controls the supplier has in place to manage:
    • noise exposure for their workers
    • hazardous manual tasks
    • sun safety
    • fatigue
    • working at heights.
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