The Events Industry Forum & Purple Guide

The Events Industry Forum represents the UK outdoor events industry and publishes the Purple Guide, the guidance formerly published by the Health & Safety Executive which is widely recognised as the key reference source for managing events outdoors. 

Membership of the Forum, which operates as a not-for-profit organisation, is made up of event industry trade associations and representative organisations.   It also has an Associated Membership of enforcement agencies and similar bodies who meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest.

The Forum Articles set out the parameters for how the Forum functions, including details of its operational structure and voting rights.

J&M Group Ltd. operates the Purple Guide website on behalf of the Events industry Forum. It provides guidance to help those who organise music or similar events run them safely.

The Forum took over publication of the Guide from the Health & Safety Executive in 2013 and set up a separate limited company – EIF Limited – to manage the publication. After covering administration costs, all income generated by sales of the Purple Guide is reinvested in the industry, much through grants and funding of projects such as research.

The Purple Guide is updated regularly and revisions to chapters are made available to subscribers as they are completed. Subscribers are automatically notified when revisions are made and receive these free as part of their annual subscription.