Public viewings are popular around the world and are as integral to the World Cup as Lionel Messi is to Barcelona. If you are organising a public viewing yourself, you should take note of the following five points:
If equipment such as the projector and screen or facilities such as the bar are damaged, event insurance will cover the damages. Possible refund costs for tickets are also covered. The protection is also valid in cases of malicious action and vandalism.
A prudent supplement is an event organiser's liability insurance, in order to protect yourself from claims arising from damages to property or bodily injuries. Under certain circumstances, private liability insurance is then insufficient.
If staff undertake services in exchange for payment, the organiser is required to take out accident insurance. As a rule, volunteers are already insured against accidents. In the event of a public viewing within the course of a business event, it should also be clarified whether the company insurance is sufficient, in particular, if friends or relatives of employees, or customers are invited.
To save yourself from worry and hassle, alongside sufficient insurance, serious preparation is essential. Points to be noted in particular here are ensuring that neighbours are informed of the event in good time, sufficient provision of sanitary facilities and the creation of a contingency plan for the event of an emergency.
Alongside serious preparation, statutory provisions should be adhered to under all circumstances. Of primary importance are guaranteeing the protection of minors and preserving the peace during night time hours.