07. Safe Holding Capacity

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7.1 The maximum safe holding capacity should be determined for each event on the basis of the nett area available for viewing and the means of egress provided from each…

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06. The Stage

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General 6.1 The stage should be of substantial construction with its floor set as high as possible but not less than 3m above ground. The stage and other temporary structures such as camera…

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05. Planning and Other Pre-Concert Arrangements

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General 5.1 As outdoor concerts attract very large audiences and are held at locations varying from open sites to sports grounds, very careful planning of the event is required. The…

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04. Organisation and Staffing

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Event Controller 4.1 An Event Controller should be appointed by the Promoter for each concert. S/he should be of sufficient competence, status and authority to take full responsibility on the day…

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03. Open Sites

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General 3.1 The guidelines set out in this Code of Practice refer mainly to concerts held in enclosed outdoor venues such as sports grounds. Nevertheless, the principles of the Code…

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02. Legislation – Open Air Pop Concerts

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Music and Singing Licence 2.1   If the premises being used for a concert are ordinarily used for public music and singing a licence is required in certain urban areas…

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01. Introduction

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1.1   The object of the Code of Practice is to give guidance to Ground Managements, Event Promoters, Local Authorities, Gardaí, Health Boards and technical and professional specialists to assist…

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00. Citation

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01. These Regulations may be cited as the Code of practice for safety at outdoor pop concerts and other musical events, 1996

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