“Rarely will you find anyone who has such detailed knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues in context to the music and touring industries. Chris has consistently proved invaluable in his capacity as adviser to the various projects I have been involved with. His attention to detail is exceptional and reassuring when there are many responsibilities and potential pitfalls in our rightful duty to comply, but never loses the point that ultimately it’s about keeping our folks safe on the road.”
Ken Watts, FM Productions
“Chris did an amazing job trying to keep thousands of people safe under impossible conditions at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Because of his efforts, the medical staff became organised and available for emergencies when needed, despite very poor support from the producers of the event.”
We were very impressed with the CDM and H&S documentation for the Duran Duran tour that had been produced by Stagesafe.
"it was also the best and most comprehensive tour contractor information we had ever seen....wished every tour did this to the same standard".
The Management Team
“Chris gave us invaluable advice and assistance with our health and safety plan, which enabled us to focus on the most important and relevant points for our particular business.”
“Nobody knows the HSE issues with regards to the live music and event industry better than Chris!
Literally ‘he wrote the book!’”
“Chris Hannam did a fantastic job with our new health and safety policy, risk assessments and method statements for our stages. Chris also gave us plain, simple advice that was easy for us to understand and follow. We will use his services again and have no problem with recommending him to others who are looking for a health and safety adviser.”
“Chris and I worked together in Delhi for the Opening & Closing Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Anyone who is deeply involved in this industry knows the challenges involved. Chris had one of the most difficult jobs on site, especially when considering the complete lack of infrastructure and support given to his area by the Organising Committee. He performed his duties under the worst of all possible conditions. Chris did a remarkable job in providing the contractors with the safest possible work environment and was always there to help wherever he could with any problem on site. A key member of the international team… I would work with him again anywhere.”
“Chris has always been a straight talking, honest guy, with a reliable, trustworthy reputation.”
“Workplace safety can only be achieved if everyone is committed to it. Chris’s knowledge and passion for the subject can be an important part of creating the correct culture in which an effective health and safety system can operate and evolve.”
“Stagesafe has helped us with our H&S issues for many years now and has always given us great service, and excellent advice and support. Chris put us on the right course and was always there to answer any questions.”
“I have no hesitation in recommending Chris as a knowledgeable, hard-working and diligent safety adviser. Plus he’s a really nice guy.”
Stagesafe covers all aspects of H&S and I have no problems in recommending Stagesafe as a company.”
“I completed the Safety Passport Course with Chris Hannam of Stagesafe and found it covered many of the health and safety issues that I have encountered during my touring career. A good start to health and safety.”
“Chris has been a voice for good in the industry for many years, bringing attention to better and safer working practices through education and example.”
"With over 30 years in the business, there is not much that this man does not know – especially when it comes to safe working practice! He can assist with the planning and management of health and safety procedures for events large and small, as well as train staff in areas such as the Safety Passport and Fire Safety.”
“Chris Hannam’s tireless efforts and ceaseless dedication to improving safety standards have been a source of inspiration for many years and made the live events industry a far better and safer place to work in. Listen to this man.”
“Chris is a hard working and straight talking guy, who is always willing to go the extra mile. Stagesafe provides a vital service to our industry.”
“Chris is a committed and knowledgeable H&S professional who has many years of experience in the events industry, originally in production and tour management, but currently specialises in H&S at events and with touring bands. He is practical and sensible in securing legal compliance and good safety practices for his clients and was recently appointed to oversee the H&S of the stadium opening ceremonies at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris for hands-on events H&S and for his training skills and experience.”
“Chris has many years of experience in the events sector and Stagesafe provides excellent service and support to the industry.”
“I attended Chris’s Safety Passport Course. I really enjoyed the day as Chris is well versed in what he does. It was a great chance to update my knowledge and experience.”
“I have known Chris Hannam for over 20 years. He has always given straightforward, honest advice – not always want you want to hear but always the truth and what you need to hear. He’s the man I go to first for health and safety advice.”
“Specialz Ltd has used Stagesafe on many occasions and has received diligent, cost-effective advice and guidance on every enquiry. We would wholeheartedly recommend Stagesafe.”
“We have used Chris for health and safety documentation, especially for exhibitions. Great service with good work!”
“I have put my crew on Stagesafe courses and have no problem recommending them.”
Brian Richard Beattie, Vital Spark
“Chris is an experienced event industry professional, having worked within the entertainment industry for some 30+ years. He has a passion for the industry and has been one of the main driving forces to improve and promote health and safety throughout the entertainment industry, both as an individual and through his company Stagesafe. Chris has also worked alongside other professional bodies to provide the framework so that workers within the industry can obtain some form of formal qualifications.”
Operations Manager, Wigwam Acoustics
The Event Safety Advisors Scheme.
Chris has been working tirelessly on this new fantastic initiative - I urge all event safety professionals to check this out and show your support, get involved, for something that is so needed in our industry.
Chris Hannam, you’re an inspiration - your resilience and dedication to improve our industry for all is a challenging and commendable effort.
Ise Murphy MSc
Senior Crowd Safety Manager - Wembley Stadium