Public Safety includes Fire Safety, Arson and Deliberate Fire Setting, Road Safety, Home Safety and Outdoors (including Water) Safety.
Winner: Builth Wells Events Safety Group led by Powys County Council.
The group has six main areas of focus – health and wellbeing, transport and infrastructure, licenced premises, open spaces, command and control, and communications (‘Have Fun, Take Care, Stay Safe’). This collaborative work not only assists in ensuring the safety of those visiting the event, but it leads to a reduction in 999 calls, hospital presentations, and arrests, preventing additional costs, and additional pressure on public services. Since the formation of the Group there have been no serious injuries or fatalities during the event. The strength of the partnership working, the pooling of resources, and the activities of the group have helped to protect finite public resources and deliver safer events.