Chelmsford City Council

Health and safety advice for outdoor marquees

We have listed some general health and safety advice for businesses that want to use marquees. 

Businesses should:

  • make sure you use a reputable company that will put up and take down the marquee for you
  • make sure the marquee is the correct size for the number of people who will be using it (seating takes up more space)
  • clearly mark if your marquee has guy ropes and tent pegs to prevent people from tripping on them
  • check if the location of your marquee affects other buildings or residential areas nearby
  • make sure that any electrical leads on the floor do not present a trip hazard
  • make sure that any heating equipment used is safe and installed correctly
  • check the marquee is suitable for all weather conditions
  • check there is enough room around the outside of the marquee for people to safely exit, and for emergency vehicles to attend if needed

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    Last updated: 21 July 2021

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