International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has launched its own EventSafe Operating Framework, a set of operating principles that will enable the venue to safely reopen and run events in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The protocols span 16 key areas of event management, including the customer journey, environmental hygiene, food service, technology and equipment, employees and public awareness, and covers meetings, conferences, exhibitions, live events and internal operations.
The new framework integrates best practice from parent group ASM Global’s soon to be launched VenueShield – a programme of hygienic safeguards, informed by public health authorities, medical and industry experts which will be deployed across ASM Global’s 325 worldwide venues.
The framework also operates within the safety protocols of Safe Work Australia’s Codes of Practice and the Covid-19 Safe Workplace Principles.
CEO of ICC Sydney, Geoff Donaghy, said: “We’re proud that ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Framework establishes an industry benchmark for the safe running of events. As Australia and the rest of the world starts to return to business as usual, it is critical that we all continue to safeguard against further outbreaks of Covid-19, especially when bringing people together.
“We are confident that ICC Sydney’s EventSafe Operating Framework not only delivers against this challenge by establishing best practice, but will also reinstil confidence in people to start hosting and attending events. This is critical for rebooting our industry and the many other businesses and parts of Australia’s economy that will benefit from that success.”
To view the ICC Sydney EventSafe Framework, click here.