Event Cover

Our aim is to work with event organisers to provide first aid cover in line with the needs of the event. Every event is different due to the venue, activities taking place, type of crowd, time of year etc. Our experienced staff will work with organisers to ensure adequate cover is provided. The event organiser will need to complete our booking form which will basically outline the event, although we will need more information comprising of a risk assessment and event overview. This information is particularly important if it is a new event or an existing event that has changed in a substantial way. Our staff will use the ‘Purple Event Safety Guide’ produced by the Event Industry Body and other guides to medical care such as the AAA Guide to sports. These give guidance on the provision of first aid & medical cover. This will then allow us to suggest levels of first aid cover required, numbers of first aiders, equipment and vehicles. We always try to send both first aiders and advanced first aiders to all events as this allows us to provide a higher standard of care. It is though the event organiser's responsibility to ensure the level of cover is in their view sufficient.

We do not charge for our event services as we feel this allows every event to benefit from first aid cover. Clearly though we need funds to operate and develop our service, we welcome donations from event organisers and we hope that you will be as a generous as you can in supporting our charity.

We have oveer 60 members which mean we can provide cover to several events at the same time. However our members are volunteers with work and family responsibilities so it is very important to book with us early - we would suggest at least 3 months in advance to avoid disappointment. We will though always try to accommodate short notice bookings. In our last year of operation ending June 30th 2016 we covered 378 events.

We provide cover to a range of events such as:

  • Bishop Alexander School Fete
  • Newark & Nottinghamshire County Show
  • Battle of Britain Parade
  • Newark Council Summer Picnic & Brass Explosion
  • Newark Hospice Cricket & Sleepwalk Fundraisers
  • Dave Lewis Endurance Walk
  • Collingham & Flintham Agricultural Shows
  • International Antique & Collectors Fairs

To make a booking request please complete a booking form and email it to chris.paknoham@ntlworld.com.