Public events refer to various kinds of events open to the public, such as festivals, concerts or shows.
The safety of public events is regulated by the Consumer Safety Act, the Assembly Act and the Rescue Act. Tukes monitors compliance with the Consumer Safety Act and the safety of the customers and outsiders at public events. The police monitor the compliance with the Assembly Act and the rescue authorities monitor the compliance with the Rescue Act.
Depending on public participation, public events can be divided into active and passive events. In concerts, for instance, the public plays a relatively passive role as listeners and viewers. In contrast, the participants play a much more active role in sports events, because they participate in the activity corresponding to the theme of the event.
Tukes’s monitoring of the safety of consumer services focuses on active public events, where the risks are mainly connected to the activities by the participants.