Sports and public events

Safety Advisory Group

Safety Advisory Groups are usually co-ordinated by the district councils and made up of representatives from the local authorities, emergency services and other relevant bodies.

SAGs provide a forum for discussing and advising on public safety at an event. They aim to help organisers with the planning, and management of an event and to encourage cooperation and coordination between all relevant agencies. Event organisers and others involved in the running of an event, retain the principal legal duties for ensuring public safety.

More information about Safety Advisory Groups is available on the Health and Safety Executive website.

Planning an event?

If you are planning an event you should contact your local district council. They will be able to offer advice and guidance on running the event successfully, safely and legally by making sure you have the necessary permissions and that you comply with relevant legislation.