StopLoss: organising special events
Ports are frequently used for staging events unconnected with normal operations. These range from maritime exhibitions and trade shows to pop concerts and opera performances to marathons and other sporting occasions. Sometimes these events will be held in the working port area, but others may be held elsewhere but still on port-owned land, for instance, old disused wharves and quays in towncentre locations.
Whatever the event, everyone involved wants it to be a success and that the public will enjoy it in safety and comfort. To help you in your arrangements, this bulletin and its associated check-list look at the special risks for you as a port authority or operator that could arise.