We all know event workers often do crazy hours but with the risk of an incident occurring and it being found that the event member had worked 12 hours straight, it could easily come back to the employer and whether they provided appropriate breaks and support for the team member. There are unfortunately no real regulations for the events industry unlike the other sectors. Rule of thumb for permanent employees is a commitment to flexible working – acknowledging that long hours will be required during event delivery but enabling staff to work reduced hours pre and post to prevent them from being over-fatigued. The answer for contractors is less clear-cut.
We are keen to compile some recommendations / best practices on this so let us know what you are doing with your events by emailing us.
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In the meantime, check out the ‘Fatigue quick guide’ from Worksafe.