3. H&S is the law
OK, I agree, you cant really love something that you are legally compelled to do, but the legal side of H&S is the very large elephant in the room.
As organisers of events we have a legal duty of care to everyone that will work at or visit our show. In addition to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, the event industry now also has to conform to Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM), previously applicable only to the construction industry. As a result the legal responsibility for Health and Safety will, in the long-term, shift the balance of risk ownership in a legal context onto the organiser. This is worth repeating. Even if you are an organiser and employ someone to deliver your event for you, you have legal responsibilities that you need to fulfil. These responsibilities are largely related to allocating appropriate resource to manage the delivery of your event, and if overlooked there are stiff legal penalties in place.
For small events CDM won’t necessarily have a big impact, but for larger events and exhibitions CDM requires everyone in events to look again at their working practices. It’s the law!