This landmark online resource is for all AEO / AEV / ESSA member stakeholders. It's objective: to provide guidance for achieving required standards whilst working onsite at AEV member venues.
This initiative is all about making industry life easier by finding and communicating ‘common ground’ regarding the application of regulations at UK event venues, specifically regarding exhibition business activity. Despite the focus on exhibitions, the featured guidance will have some relevancy to other types of event activity (such as conferences and other similar events).
Years in the making, the objective of this joint AEV and ESSA initiative is to identify and convey the commonality (and, in unavoidable circumstances, the differences) regarding working at UK venues, in order to create a more transparent and less fragmented national working environment for key stakeholders (organisers, venues and supplier companies) of our innovative, fast-paced industry.
These guidelines have been produced by working industry professionals who represent the best advice currently available, and who will themselves have to work within the guidelines in their own professional capacities. In the hands of competent organisers, suppliers, and clients/exhibitors, these guidelines should become an invaluable tool, which will simplify safety planning, safety management and other operational issues on the floor.
In the long term we hope that these guidelines will develop into the founding basis for a universally understood set of principles for managing health & safety, and other operational issues within the AEO, AEV and ESSA membership. Our key driver is for less effort to be spent simply trying to interpret the rules, so more effort can be directed to delivering the best possible service to our customers, the event clients/exhibitors and visitors.
Download a full 'clean' copy of the latest eGuide
Download a full copy of the eGuide (with the latest amendments highlighted)
Download the 'clean' copy of the Stand Build section only
Download the Stand Build section (with the latest amendments highlighted)
Download the 'clean' copy of the Catering section only
Download the Catering section (with the latest amendments highlighted)
Download the 'clean' copy of the Electrical Installation and Testing section, including FAQ's only
Download the Electrical Installation and Testing section, including FAQ's (with the latest amendments highlighted)
Download the 'clean' copy of the electrical testing form only
Download the 'clean' copy of the Connectivity section only
Download the Connectivity section (with the latest amendments highlighted)
Download the 'clean' copy of the Security section only
Download the Security section (with the latest amendments highlighted)
The following people have contributed to making this guidance possible:
|Jonathan Smith||Farnborough International|
|Chloe Batchelor||ACC Liverpool|
|Tony Miller||Alexandra Palace|
|Bradley Cordes||Business Design Centre|
|Georgina Forester||Business Design Centre|
|Brian Cole||ExCeL London|
|Matt Constance||ExCeL London|
|Geoff Conaghan||ExCeL London|
|Ian Tynan||ExCeL London|
|Martin McInulty||Harrogate International Centre|
|Ross Simpson||Harrogate International Centre|
|Ben Harding||Manchester Central|
|Sarah Bickerton||Manchester Central|
|Kirsty Anderson||NAEC Stoneleigh|
|Neil Johnson||NAEC Stoneleigh|
|Paul Brough||Olympia London|
|Sian Richards||Olympia London|
|Caroline Lissaman||Ricoh Arena|
|Angela Perkins||Ricoh Arena|
|Diane Austin||Telford International Centre|
|Linda Ritchie||The NEC Group|
|Gillian Kelly||The O2|
|Richard Moorhouse||Yorkshire Event Centre|
If you would like to be involved in this project or if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) is a trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the exhibition industry.
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