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Sleep Out 2016

Sleep Out safely

Make your event both fun and safe.

Sleep Out Safely

Your safety is even more important to us than your fundraising. Common sense and good planning go a long way, but here are a few other things to consider.

Health and Safety
Think about the possible risks, accidents or legal issues about your venue – even if it’s somewhere you know well like your workplace, school or local pub. It is important to make sure you have the permission of the land/property owner before advertising your event.

At work
If it is at work, you’ll need to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act. Ask yourself: will the event have any effect on local traffic? Are first aid and fire arrangements sorted? How will any cash donations be moved safely? If you have any other questions, get in touch with Centrepoint's Sleep Out team.

Security
Make sure that all participants will be safe and secure throughout the event, with only the participants being able to access the event space.

Weather
It is important that you consider how your event would work if the weather was bad. Being in Britain a rain shower is never far away so we advise making sure there is a suitable indoor space for people to use.

Setting up and packing down
Help keep everything fit and healthy by ensuring that people following safe moving and handling procedure. Read more about this and other useful information on event safety here

Raffles and lotteries
It’s ok to have a raffle on the night if the tickets are all the same price and you name the winner during the event. If you want to sell tickets at more than one place and announce the winner later, you need a local lottery licence from your council.

Collections
If you have collections on private property at, or leading up to, the event all you need is the manager or owner’s written permission. Keep this with you when collecting. Any public collections require a licence from the council or the Metropolitan Police if you're in London. This can take over a month to get so be sure to plan ahead!