The West Lancashire Event Safety Advisory Group (ESAG) enables key agencies to work together to look at safety issues for any public events taking place in the borough. The aim is to provide event organisers with support and guidance to ensure that any events are carried out safely and successfully with consideration for the wider community.
The Event Safety Advisory Group consists of a number of agencies that work to maintain and enhance public safety:
If you’re planning an event to which the public are invited, the Council’s Licensing Service is your first point of contact. Initial notification of an event will be forwarded onto the ESAG for review. We advise that you submit your documentation as early as possible to ensure each ESAG member has time to respond.
We ask all event organisers to submit the following:
Once the event notification information is submitted, we will:
If you’re organising an event, there are a number of responsibilities placed upon you as the organiser. It’s your responsibility to exercise control of the event and ensure all reasonable precautions are taken to maintain the safety of people at the event.
The following pointers should help you in your event planning.
ESAG has produced two documents to help you organise your event:
The guide gives an overview of the responsibilities and requirements of the event organiser. It outlines the documentation you’re required to submit to support your application and gives the required time scales for notifying the Council of your event.
If you're organising a large event, you must complete the event safety management plan. However, for smaller events it’s still good practice to complete the plan - the plan is scalable and should be developed as applicable. Not all the sections may apply to your event.
The Council’s Licensing Service will act as the gateway into the Event Safety Advisory Group, as well as providing details of any licensing requirements. Initial notification should be sent to:
Licensing service, Robert Hodge Centre, Stanley Way, Skelmersdale WN8 8EE
Tel: 01695 585015