Safety Advisory Group

Who are the Safety Advisory Group?

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has established a Special Events and Events Management Group within the Corporate Health & Safety Section, to oversee the registration of outdoor events taking place within the county borough.  The main role of the Events Management Group is to provide expert advice within the Local Authority to help it delegate its duties under public events legislation.  The group shall consider all matters within its remit and make recommendations to any appropriate Committee/Service of the Local Authority.

Within Special Events / Events Management, the local authority has also established a Safety Advisory Group (SAG).

The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) endeavour to encourage the organisation of events within the Neath Port Talbot area. They also ensure that these events take place with the utmost regard for safety, and ultimately the overall success of the event.

The aim of the SAG is to implement a standardised approach to organised events within the Local Authority, at the same time giving each event the advice and guidance that it requires. Because of the nature of the bodies that comprise the SAG, it is within your best interests to observe the free advice that they provide.

When are the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) needed?

The SAG are commonly required to advise on the organisation of events with an attendance greater than 500 people, including the members of staff present at that event. However, sometimes when a part of the planned event could be construed as potentially hazardous, the SAG will also advise, even if the total attendance is less than 500 people and staff. If the standards are not met to qualify for SAG intervention, then your event will still need to go through the Events Management process.

The SAG is a consultative partnership between The Local Authority and the area's emergency services, including PoliceFire and the Local Ambulance Service.  If you wish to contact Events Management/SAG, please email specialevents@npt.gov.uk.