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People’s World Carnival Band
 
 
 
Peoples World Carnival Band has a wide membership with people from all ethnic backgrounds, cultures, ages and abilities. They are mostly from North London from the boroughs of Haringey, Hackney, Islington and Enfield. We also try to ensure that costumes are well made and affordable as many of our band members are on low incomes. There are currently approximately 150 members and another 200 friends of the Band who support events, but do not take part in Carnival.
 
We are a community organisation and all of our income is generated through either grant aid or fund raising events and activities. The organisation is run by a committee of 12 elected or co-opted members, who are allocated particular responsibilities eg. Finance, Secretary, Publicity, Costume Production, Events Organising etc. who meet regularly to discuss the organisation of Carnival, plan events and work together on the construction of costumes. All decisions are minuted and action points checked at subsequent meetings.
 
 Meet the Team: (click on the name to see the bio)
 Berkeley, Sally & John
 
Health and Safety Policy Statement
People’s World Carnival Band recognises the importance of providing, in so far as it is within our power, an environment that is safe and healthy for all members, volunteers and visitors and strives to comply with all relevant requirements.

 

The Health and Safety Policy, procedures and arrangements apply to all members, volunteers and visitors to our projects.
 

PRINCIPLES 

 
• Guidelines will be available at all People’s World activities 
 
• Guidelines will, wherever possible, reflect the nature of the project activity and client group 
 
• It should be remembered that most of our activities take place in premises belonging to the Local Authority and their Policies, Procedures and Guidelines should be adhered to in conjunction with ours 

 

• All guidelines will be subject to regular reviews. In the event of any breach of the Policy a full review must be undertaken
 
• Records and monitoring are key to our activities. We will always work in conjunction with those whose premises our activities are taking place in. In the case of Carnival and other street activities, we will comply with the Carnival organisers, in completing risk assessments and undertaking to minimise any hazards we encounter pertaining to street events
 
• We recognise that the majority of the health and safety obligations devolve on the Management Committee. However, it is the responsibility of every user to act in accordance with the guidelines of the policy and to report any breaches to the Management Committee for action
 
• We recognise that the majority of the health and safety obligations devolve on the Management Committee. However, it is the responsibility of every user to act in accordance with the guidelines of the policy and to report any breaches to the Management Committee for action
 
• All management committee members, members, visitors must be made aware of the Health and Safety Guidelines and will be briefed on fire egress etc. at induction
 
• We will, in conjunction with those whose premises our activities are taking place in, have regular fire drills following an agreed procedure
 
• Health and Safety will be a regular item on the agenda of our committee meetings and at any other meetings where it may be appropriate (eg. Debriefing after events)
 
• Information, training, outside expertise, information posters and leaflets pertaining to Health and Safety will be available to all project personnel as appropriate.
 
People’s World Carnival Band Committee
17th October 2003