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Independent Safety Advisory Group
Stockton Borough Council has established an Independent Safety Advisory Group (ISAG) to provide guidance and specialist advice to Event Planners and Event Organisers in staging their events and helping them understand their individual responsibilities and those of other agencies e.g. Police, Local Authority. The ISAG's role is to promote and encourage high standards of public safety and wellbeing at events held in the Borough.
All large events in public spaces within the Borough must be assessed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Independent Safety Advisory Group, providing independent expert assessment of the suitability and robustness of event plans from a health, safety and community impact perspective.
The main principle of the ISAG is to create consistent and coordinated safety processes to oversee and enhance public safety at large public events and gatherings.
If you are planning a large scale event you will need notify the Independent Safety Advisory Group (ISAG), who will provide advice and guidance to support you in staging your event. You can do this online via the following link;
For further guidance please contact our Events Team on 01642 527260, or email [email protected], to provide details of your event.
The Core Members of the ISAG are listed below;
Members and Contacts
|NAME||FUNCTION||POSTAL ADDRESS||TEL NO|
|Carl Marshall||Chair – Stockton’s Independent Safety Advisory Group||C/o Events Team
|01642 526608||[email protected]|
|Stockton Borough Council||Events Team
Event support and guidance
Tara Connor/Becky Nelson
|01642 527260||[email protected]|
|Stockton Borough Council||
|Stockton Borough Council||Health & Safety
|Environment & Housing
|01642 526575||[email protected]|
|Stockton Borough Council||Temporary Structures||Community Services and Transport
|01642 526040||[email protected]|
|Stockton Borough Council||Road Closures
|Community Services and Transport
|01642 526725||[email protected]|
|Cleveland Fire Brigade||Fire Prevention
Training & Administration hub
Queens Meadow Business Park
|01429 872311||[email protected]|
|Cleveland Police||Local Policing
Stockton Police District HQ
Stockton Borough Council
|North East Ambulance Service||First Aid and Medical Public Safety||North East Ambulance Service
|0191 4302000||[email protected]|
|Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit||Emergency Planning||Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit,
Ash House, III Acre,
Stockton on Tees
(Postal address only)
|01642 301515||[email protected]|
Recommended Safety Publications
|The Event Safety Guide HSG 195 – (The purple guide)||HSE||978-0717624-53-9|
|Managing Crowds Safely HSG 154||HSE||
|Safe use and operation of marquees & temporary demountable fabric structures March 2011||MUTA|
|Temporary demountable structures – stages, seating & marquees||HSE|
|Security at Events –June 2018||SIA||
|Fairgrounds and Amusements Parks –Guidance and Practice HSG 178||HSE||978-0-717662-49-4|
|National Guidance for Outdoor and Mobile Catering||Chartered Institution of Environmental Health||978-1-906989-29-3|