Following protracted negotiations with the industry, the Health & Safety Executive has been told it has to enforce the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 in the event industry. However, those who have robust risk management systems in place may not be affected too much, they say. To explain, the HSE has issued the following guidance:

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The updating of The Purple Guide has over the years involved many people from across the outdoor events industry, local and national government. We would like to acknowledge the following who have made a major contribution to its development.   Those in bold have been in involved in the most recent (2022/23) revisions to chapters.