An estimated 150,000 people attended events at Ministry of Sound in 2014
Carl Hagemann, chair of the IOSH Sports Grounds and Events Group: "Finding a balance between providing this sensory experience, and managing the risk the noise poses to both visitors and workers, is essential. Positive health and safety is not about turning the music down, but managing the risk so people can safely enjoy the experience.”
Some of the facts about diesel fumes being highlighted by IOSH's No Time to Lose occupational cancer campaign, which were on show at the conference
Paul Haxell, chair of the IOSH Construction Group and Health, Safety and Environment Director at Bovis Homes Ltd, presented on the application of research in the construction industry at the 7th international conference of WOS.net, in Glasgow, from September 30 to October 3 2014.
Nodd McDonagh, events operations consultant at Ministry of Sound, gave a presentation on the issue of drugs and legal highs. He also told IOSH of his thoughts regarding links between working outdoors exposed to the sun's rays and skin cancer, saying: "It is easy to forget that when it is cold in May that you are actually enjoying the same radiation levels as in August, but it’s not warm to warn you."
The conference also featured a discussion on policing charges at events, and an update on the activities of the IOSH Sports Ground and Events Group
Delegates were told about the history of Ministry of Sound and its ongoing efforts to provide an experience that is both exciting and safe