Health and safety advice for Tour de France events

Helpful safety advice is now available for people and organisations hosting special events to mark the Tour de France.

Anyone in the process of organising or thinking of hosting a barbeque, picnic or temporary campsite can get free advice from the council’s environmental health team to make sure their event runs smoothly and safely.

A series of handy guides have been produced that cover important issues such as food safety at barbecues, health and safety and events and the safe use of farmland for temporary camp sites.

The guides are aimed at existing business and people organising one-off events to help generate a party atmosphere when Le Tour starts in Leeds on 5 July.

Councillor Mark Dobson, executive member for cleaner, stronger and safer communities, said:

“Everyone is getting very excited about the arrival of Le Tour and we want to help people host events safely and get maximum enjoyment from this once in a lifetime opportunity.

“The guides are a handy resource for event organisers and I’d encourage everyone to follow the simple, practical advice they offer so everyone remembers their visit to Leeds and Yorkshire for all the right reasons.”

The health and safety guides can be found on the Grand Départ Leeds website.

Anyone who wants more help or advice should speak to the environmental health team who can be contacted on 0113 222 4406.

For media enquiries please contact:

Amanda Burns, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1577