232. Codes of practice in relation to events

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232.—(1) The Minister or any Minister of the Government may draw up and issue codes of practice for the purpose of providing practical guidance with respect to the requirements of any of the relevant provisions of or under this Part.

(2) The Minister or any Minister of the Government may draw up and issue codes of practice for the purpose of providing practical guidance with respect to the requirements of any of the relevant provisions of or under this Part.

(3) The Minister or any Minister of the Government may draw up and issue codes of practice for the purpose of providing practical guidance with respect to the requirements of any of the relevant provisions of or under this Part.

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  1. Mary Weir
    Mary Weir

    Currently the only Codes of Practice in Ireland pertaining to events were published in 1996 and are concerned with Safety at events held at Sports Grounds and Outdoor Pop Concerts and other outdoor musical events. As we all know the context and nature of Events particularly those in public spaces has changed considerably since 1996 and while the current codes do refer to the fact that the guidelines include good practice that can apply to all events, it is my opinion that a New Code of Practice for Outdoor Events, held in public spaces, other lands or Stadia, should issue.

    The current Codes of Practice refer to the sufficient competence with relevant experience, status and authority in relation to those who operate as Event Controllers/ Safety Officers etc. How is this being assessed by licensing authorities/promoters? – should it be assessed by the licensing authority or should it be the sole responsibility of the promoter only to stand over the competence etc. of their Event Controller, Safety Officers, Chief Stewards etc. A professional accreditation system might be a good way to provide a method by which competence and experience could be assessed and attributed.

    Some of the legislation referred to in the Codes has since been updated.

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