The entertainment and leisure industry covers a wide range of activities, from fairgrounds to film locations and from sports facilities to play areas. HSE does not always enforce health and safety at entertainment and leisure locations; it may be the responsibility of the relevant local authority department to ensure that health and safety is properly managed at some sites. However, all entertainment and leisure locations involve a great deal of interaction with members of the public.
Fatalities to employees in these industries are comparatively rare but serious injuries do occur. The main causes of injuries continue to be:
The live issues page is where you will find information on topical health and safety issues in the leisure and entertainment industries, as well as links to case studies and outcomes of projects and investigations of incidents.
The information page contains information that you may find useful in reducing health and safety risks.
We have also provided links to some of the industries that HSE works with to promote improvements in health and safety for employees and members of the public.