The major risk factors are fire risks, presence of chemical substances like fumes, hazard from electrical appliances, manual handling activities, high noise levels, rain, poor lighting, crowd intensity and pinch points. Since it is a large gathering the management should also consider putting large number of toilets since it is a two-day long event and the number of people attending the show is also huge. There can be a risk of lost and found also as some people might come in large groups and considering the scale of the event, they might split.
There can also be and situation where the performer does not turn up. In such cases the management committee should also keep back up performers. There risks can be controlled by removing the probable objects which might cause hazard, guarding the electrical appliances or machinery, make arrangements for shelter in case of rain, implementing procedures to reduce one’s exposure to the hazard and using personal protective equipment against the hazard. The whole team should arrange for the ambulances and first aid since the number of people attending the show is huge. The team should also arrange for a helpdesk where people can come in case of any emergency or query (Pearce, 2003).
The event was a disaster and resulted in ten people dying and many of them injured. In such case the ambulance needs to be called immediately. The family of the affected person needs to be informed. The people who have got injuries should be attended to immediately and in case of serious injuries they need to be shifted to the nearby hospital. The families of the injured person need to be informed as well. The police needs to be informed about this mishap as well as the HSE. Permission also needs to be taken from the police and other local authorities whether to continue the event or to stop it.
Media is an important consideration in disaster management due to the following reasons:
Educating public about the disaster
Warning of hazards
Gathering and disseminating information about the affected area
Alerting the officials
Media has the potential to direct the public and the government official to help in such disasters.
With the social media network, the news spreads like fire. This would help in informing the friends and family about this disaster.