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Highway Event Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is a careful examination of what is likely to cause harm to people, followed by an explanation of managed contingencies to reduce or eliminate such risks. As the organiser, you will need a competent risk assessor to carry out a risk assessment for your event. A standard risk assessment form can be obtained from Dudley Council's Traffic Section.

You will also need to take out public liability insurance to cover your event.

The risk assessment must incorporate all safety aspects of the event, such as crowd control, barrier safety etc. For further Health and Safety information please contact Dudley MBC Central Safety 01384 814721.


The council will not be held responsible for any death, personal injury or loss or damage to property (including property owned by the Council) caused by or arising from the holding of your event and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have taken all necessary steps (including insurance) to protect yourself from liability of this nature.

As your event is to be held on the highway, you will be required to sign a form

  1. indemnifying the Council against any action, claim, loss, costs or expenses resulting from or consequential upon any liability of the above nature;

  2. agreeing to insure and provide evidence of such insurance with an insurance company approved by the Council to cover liability of this nature up to the value of £5,000,000 in respect of each and every claim.

Please use the online form to below to complete your risk assessment for an event on the highway, or alternatively contact us to request a paper copy of the form to be sent to you.

Useful Publications

Five Steps to Risk Assessment

Produced by the Health and Safety Executive ISBN: 0717615650

Further Information

For further information please see Risk Assessments for Events.

Contact Details

Traffic and Road Safety, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL. Telephone 01384 814469 Monday to Friday 8.45 am to 5.00 pm. Offices closed weekends and Bank Holidays General Contact Form

How to apply

Please download and complete the appropriate Word or PDF version of the application form first from the options below. Once done, submit your completed application form and other relevant documentation.

Once you have completed the form, please submit and upload below