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Insurance and Risk Assessment

Please note that neither the Emsworth Arts Trail Committee nor any committee members can accept liability for loss or damage to personal property or for personal injury sustained by members of the public while visiting venues on the Arts Trail, nor for any misprints, misrepresentations or failings by the contributors or contributing organisations.

Artists must take out their own Public Liability insurance for the trail and will be asked to upload a copy of this with their entry.  If you are exhibiting at home you should inform your household insurer.

Risk Assessment

We ask those artists exhibiting at home to consider the care and safety of our visitors and complete a risk assessment of your venue prior to the opening of the event.

Please read these guidelines and apply as relevant

  • Always have a companion with you during your opening hours.
  • Tell you neighbours what is happening.  Invite them?
  • Do not leave anything valuable unattended.
  • Tidy away (out of sight) personal possessions.
  • Keep cash secure.
  • Lock or bolt access to private areas.
  • Inform your house insurer in good time.
  • You must make a formal risk assessment before the Trail starts.  List dangers, photograph them, take notes and remedy the situation.  This shows you are not negligent.
  • An assessment may include: Giving thoughts to potential hazards on your property, especially for children, the elderly, the disabled and animals. Steps, pools etc.
  • Studios and workshops often have hazards.  Remove sharp or dangerous implements and poisonous substances to a safe place.
  • Warn people of steep steps, low beams, passing traffic.  Put up temporary signs.
  • Display a clearly visible warning that the public enter at their own risk.  We will provide a disclaimer for you to display at your own property.

You must make a formal risk assessment before the Trail starts.  

Here is a form you can use as a guide


And here is an example of how you can fill out the form