Emergency Management – Safety Officer

Emergency Management – Safety Officer- for Events, Venues & Schools

Having a dedicated role for emergency management is key to a safe and successful event, above all for higher risk events with large crowds, construction sites, setting up of stages for music festivals for example. A Colmed Group Safety Officer will ensure your event or venue is compliant with conditions included in your permit.

Place of Public Entertainment (POPE) Safety Officers

Regulation 1105 of the Building Regulations 2006 outlines some of the conditions for an Occupancy Permit for a Place of Public Entertainment (POPE), which may include the engagement and responsibilities of Safety Officers to be in attendance at a POPE to ensure the safety of all people onsite.The responsibilities of Safety Officers include emergency management, ensuring compliance with any conditions that may be included in your POPE permit as issued by the building authority or local council.

Colmed Group has experienced and certified Safety Officers available to assist. Our Safety Officers have many years of experience working at events and we can therefore guarantee they will provide a professional and courteous service at all times. Our service can include pre-event venue inspections, attendance during bump in, bump out and during the opening hours of your event. Additional consultancy services to assist with safety documentation, emergency management plans, inductions and post event reports is also available.

Our Safety Officer will inspect and provide advice on:

  • Catering Equipment
  • Gas Bottles
  • Fuel Storage
  • Fire Extinguishers and other Fire Supressions Systems
  • Emergency Exits
  • Crowd Capacity & Human Behaviour
  • Fire Indicator Panels and Emergency Evacuation Equipment
  • Pedestrian Hazards
  • Trip Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Staging and Structures
  • Traffic Management
  • Pyrotechnics and Fireworks
  • Cleaning and Waste Management
  • Crowd Control & Security Services
  • First Aid Services
  • Emergency Services
  • Emergency Control Organisation Key Personnel and Systems
  • Communications Systems


All Colmed Safety Officers hold the following:

  • 22310VIC Course in Place of Public Entertainment Safety Officer
  • Advanced First Aid Certificate
  • Infection Control Training Certificate
  • Work With Children Check
  • Police Check

The requirements of the Building Regulations 2006 is specific to events held within Melbourne and Victoria but our Safety Officers can provide services throughout all areas in Australia. Our Safety Officers in Melbourne hold the Victorian M.F.B (Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board) qualification of 22310VIC – Course in Place of Public Entertainment Safety Officer.

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