I don't think so as community centre directors we have not found a way around it yet we have trouble with performing rights as well and tv licence's all computers require one centre one doesn't cover people hiring the rom only us as owners it really is a nightmare you may also need to have all electrical equipment pat tested for insurance and lease purposes health and safety is getting out of hand its costing us bookingspygmy_giant wrote:Legally, is there a way to stage the event on a 'participate at your own risk' basis if you make this and any risks clear via a disclaimer before accepting bookings? (Insurance can be prohibative). How have other Jams tackled that issue?
Maybe someone could compile a 'Raspberry Jam in a Box' set of procedures and guidelines to make things plain and easy for future event holders. If you wanted to stretch the cloying fruit and food based metaphors beyond tasteful limits you could call this a 'Raspberry Jam Jar'.
no idea I only know what community centres are supposed to do and what our lease and insurance require to be donepygmy_giant wrote:Does that mean all Raspberry Jams to-date have been unlawful?
If so how are people supposed to turn up with their own equipment to 'show and tell' ?
What about hacker-spaces - are they braking health and safety law?
Surely there must be a way to operate on a 'participate at your own risk' basis ?
How would liability pan-out if I turned up to a Jam and was electrocuted whilst plugging in a friend's un PAT tested equipment that he had brought with him?
Is the law different if a jam is held in my front room instead of a community centre?
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