For event and leisure



After your initial planning to start up an event or function equipment hire business your head is probably full of new ideas and plans on how you're going to make money at hiring out equipment, but before you go any further you need to take time to read this very important section. This is the most important step under our start-up an event hire business section.
Your new event or function equipment hire business will probably be hiring out a wide range of equipment varying from catering and fun food equipment to amusements and marquees. Many pieces of equipment will have their own related safety or food hygiene regulations which will need to be maintained. Hiring out safe and ready to use equipment that complies with all regulations should be your number one priority with your new event hire business.
This area is aimed at providing you with general safety advice with pointers to help you when setting up a new event equipment hire business. We strongly advise that all persons considering starting a new event equipment hire business should contact manufacturers and relevant bodies mentioned throughout the following pages for all up to date legislation and information on any of the topics covered throughout this section. Free HSE safety publications, information and up to date news covering all aspects of hire equipment safety are available from government information websites.    


Important step
Regulations are in place to protect the public from risks.
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Food equipment
What to expect and how to comply with food regulations. Find out more

Equipment safety
Items may require safety certificates.
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Tax and VAT
Have you notified official departments of your change to self employment?
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Insurance cover
Liability cover for businesses is required by law. Find out more

Local councils
Register your new business with your local council.
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