Are you planning a bonfire on school premises

If you are hosting a bonfire then you need to undertake planning to make sure your event is safe and conforms with regulations and policy.

All schools hosting a bonfire or fireworks display on their premises need to inform the Public Safety Liaison Group (PSLG) and must undertake a full planning process which needs not be daunting or overly extensive in the first instance.  

All planning documentation can be found on Bradford Councils external website under 'planning an event' along with advice and templates you will need.

Your first action should be to complete the PSLG notification form and submit that.

Further actions are to complete a risk assessment, complete the Medical Needs assessment (so you know how many first aiders you will need), draw up an event plan using the template provided (or we have a model plan for bonfires that we can forward to you) and finally evidence to the PSLG that you have suitable and appropriate Public Liabilty Insurance.  

On receipt of this information the PSLG will note your information and will advise where there may be gaps in your safety planning.  This information is shared with all partners including Police and Fire services and helps them to understand and plan their responses.

The PSLG will award 'stars' for each aspect of the planning and will share this with the local press and media with the aim of directing the public to the safest and better planned bonfires and away from the dangers the street bonfire present.  

Emergency Planning Officers look forward to receiving your responses and will commit to supporting applications and advising where neccessary.  We hope to be able to work with you to ensure the bonfire period is as safe as possible for all. 


Action

Published: 30/09/2019
Audience: School Heads, Parent Teacher organisations, school administrators
Contact: Chris Slaven

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