On September 4, 2014 OneBeacon Government Risks’ Dennis Molenaar, VP of Industry Education, presented at the Olympus Risk Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference, hosted by Olympus Insurance, connects public sector risk managers to valuable resources to improve their processes and implementation of employment liability, safety, volunteer management, and much more.
Molenaar’s presentation entitled “Danger and Pitfalls of Special Events and Permitted Use of Facilities” informed the audience about the complexities of special events such as concerts, weddings, and family reunions in public facilities owned by local governments. Dennis’ tips for special events preparedness include:
- Developing policies, rules, and ordinances for the use of your facilities prior to hosting events;
- Knowing as many details about the event as you can;
- Understanding what risk control should be responsible for such: facilities, people, and contracts;
- And paying attention to the fine print in contracts as well as watch for hidden clauses/addendums