The objective of the Safe Event Scheme is to create an instantly recognisable universal ‘kitemark’ for event safety which can be applied to any cultural or sporting event, regardless of size, venue or complexity.
As part of that vision, our Affiliate Partner Programme will enable organisations to ensure the Safe Event Scheme accreditation process is aligned with their own codes of practice and guidance.
By being affiliated to the Safe Event Scheme, organisations are able to empower their member associations, sports clubs and venues to meet best practice standards, as set by their own guidance. Whilst at the same time providing the event-going public with a universal assurance mark demonstrating that their safety, and that of event workers, suppliers and the wider community, has been planned and managed responsibly by the organiser.
Where the scheme’s accreditation applicants are not already members of an affiliated partner, the Safe Event Scheme advisory panel, who assess event accreditation applications, will evaluate submitted plans against the guidance of the appropriate body, referring the applicant to the relevant guidance, where necessary.
This will, in-turn, enable affiliated partners to communicate their specific safe event guidance to event professionals operating within their sector who are non-members, as well as those who are already members.
By working with the event industry’s highly respected associations and governing bodies, the Safe Event Scheme is able to ensure the public benefits from the clarity of a universal assurance mark for all events, whilst also safeguarding that accredited events meet sector specific protocols and guidance.
The Affiliate Partner Programme is a critical aspect of the way in which the scheme seeks to provide assurance to the public and help re-build confidence within the events industry.