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CHRIS1234  
#1 Posted : 12 April 2019 16:19:53(UTC)
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CHRIS1234

Hi I help out as a volunteer with a group that runs mental health talking event at schools and for private business do we need to do a risk assessment for all our events or is this down to each location to do it?

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Dave5705  
#2 Posted : 13 April 2019 11:46:04(UTC)
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Dave5705

Both. I would recommend you identify all hazards and assess the risks which are common at all sites and venues from your activities and write down the significant findings creating a tailorable activity RA, which you can then discuss with each venue in turn prior to the event to identify any further hazards which are site specific and can be added to the activity RA. You both have knowledge of your own undertaking which the other has not so you should work together. Creating the first will make the second expeditious. One without the other is not suitable and sufficient.

That's the way I would approach it anyway. 

Regards

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CHRIS1234 on 15/04/2019(UTC)
RayRapp  
#3 Posted : 13 April 2019 16:49:40(UTC)
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RayRapp

In reality the activity you describe is very low risk, so I would not use too many brain cells thinking about the RA. Fire alarm, escape routes, etc, plus any other local issues which might be relevant. 

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Dave5705  
#4 Posted : 14 April 2019 08:20:31(UTC)
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Dave5705

Yes, I agree, it will be a very short document.

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CHRIS1234 on 15/04/2019(UTC)
CHRIS1234  
#5 Posted : 15 April 2019 12:26:23(UTC)
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CHRIS1234

Thanks, everyone I really wanted to make sure I was doing this in the best way and not doing just half a job.

As always I value your input.

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