Event safety

We have an obligation to ensure all safety contingencies are planned for and managed when hosting an event.

Events include:

  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Inaugurations and sport/recreational events
  • And more.

These can vary in formality, complexity and size.

Before planning your event you should be familiar with our policy and what you need to do in an emergency.

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You should also go through our checklist.

University event services

Event services is a central service set up to enable the delivery of events and conferences for the University.

They can provide further information on meeting health and safety obligations. 

Risk information and assessments

Check out our risk banding methodology and an example of an event risk assessment.

Look now: Risk assessment example

Useful links

The following agencies can also assist with event planning and safety management information.

Document Control
Version: 1.0
Last Updated: Dec 2019
Next Review: Dec 2022
Owner: hsw@auckland.ac.nz
Approver: Associate Director, Health Safety & Wellbeing