Public welfare and environmental protection

Alcohol-related issues (drugs & other substances)

If participants or spectators at your event will be drinking alcohol it is important that you consider the potential impacts and risk of this.

Having alcoholic drinks at an event doesn't have to pose health risks as long as precautions are taken.  If a person replenishes with water they can reduce the risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Stewards or marshals should be trained to spot signsof heat exhaustion early on. For guidance on the signs see: NHS  

To help reduce alcohol-fuelled or drug-related anti-social behaviour think about having:

  • chill-out areas
  • free water points.
ID: 4830, revised 09/03/2023