SafeWork SA prioritises safety in lead-up to event season

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

SafeWork SA prioritises safety in lead-up to event season

SafeWork South Australia is working with major event organisers in the lead-up to South Australia’s festival season, spanning from mid-February to late March, to ensure the safety of workers and patrons. SafeWork SA will be conducting compliance inspections at Tour Down Under, Womadelaide, Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Port Lincoln Tunarama and Superloop 500.

“Inspectors from SafeWork SA are commonly involved in community events to ensure event organisers, stallholders and ride owners keep their workers and the community’s health and safety top of mind. SafeWork SA works with event organisers and are involved at various stages from the set-up to the bump-out, to ensure compliance with the state’s work health and safety laws,” said Glenn Farrell, SafeWork SA Acting Executive Director.

To meet compliance, stallholders, event organisers, ride owners and promoters must ensure all events are safe, including the construction and maintenance of temporary structures, such as stages and marquees, fireworks displays, amusement rides and activities. They must also provide appropriate storage of dangerous substances such as LPG, and ensure that electrical devices are all tested and in good order.

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