One of the most popular activities during the summer season is to attend a music festival. Such adventures can lead to unforgettable memories and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Unfortunately, should disaster strike, they can also leave a sour taste and be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
How can I avoid slips, trips and falls, as well as other accidents, at a music festival?
There are many elements to consider when it comes to staying safe at a music festival.
The first thing to take into account is where and how to set up your base. The ideal location is somewhere close enough to the action, but sufficiently removed to ensure you are able to get some rest and sleep when required.
You also don’t want to be too close to paths and walkways else you might find your tent and its contents get trampled in the crowds or that you are the cause of a trip or fall. Finally, you want to be close enough to the toilets for convenience, but not so close you can smell them.
A festival is not the time to be setting up your tent for the first time. Not knowing what you are doing significantly increases the likelihood of suffering a personal injury so have a couple of practice gos at home before you arrive. Fluorescent guy ropes both act as a guide as to which tent is yours and help prevent trips and falls as you make your way back in the dark.
Inside your tent, a music festival is one of the few times where being messy is advantageous. Its a sad fact that thieves target unattended camps and a dishevelled appearance makes your valuables harder to spot.
In terms of supplies, it is vital you have sufficient food and water to ensure you stay healthy throughout the festival. Also, forget your favourite and most expensive clothes, comfort and practicality are the order of the day. You should have sufficient warm clothing to prevent you becoming ill at the festival.
Of course, the festival organisers and managers also have a duty of care towards audiences. If you are injured at a festival in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be due public injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in processing accident injury claims and are usually able to settle out of court.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown