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Event Safety for Jagex Ltd

SoPro Safety were delighted to once again support Jagex Ltd with event safety advice and assurance this year.

Each year the talented events team produce a huge scale recreation of parts of their massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called RunScape for their community  It is an event for the community to mix with friends and the game’s developers in a colourful environment.  The venue used was Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre for the second year running.

2019 was a pre-historic and archaeological theme

The space was populated with physical elements of the virtual game including a functioning volcano!  Guests were invited to an awards night to start the event with celebrations and recognition by the community of the community’s popular bloggers.  On the second day there were physical challenges to win tokens, presentations about forthcoming elements in the game’s development, a 200 PC ‘LAN’  as well as classical party components for all to enjoy.

SoPro Safety provided planning support and on-site assurance to keep contractors, staff and guests safe at the event.

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Advice Contract Events Outsource

Helping to keep national computer gaming festivals safe

We are delighted to have been appointed Health and Safety contractor to some of the UK’s biggest computer gaming festivals.

SoPro Safety Ltd will advise Multiplay UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Game, on event health and safety for Insomnia, Brick Live and games publisher conventions such as Minecon. Event venues include Birmingham’s NEC, London’s Excel and Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre. The increasingly popular shows attract up to 50,000 consumers, many of them families and young people.

SoPro Safety is headed by Jon Sullivan, an experienced Health and Safety professional whose previous event work has included venues at the 2012 Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, International art shows in London and World Skills, International.

As well as event work SoPro Safety offers a full compliance, advice and outsource service for Health and Safety as well as a number of unique, dynamic training courses.

Commenting on the appointment Multiplay UK Ltd’s Events Director, Andrew Smith said “We are delighted to have Jon Sullivan, and SoPro Safety, on board. Their experience of events coupled with an extensive knowledge of Health and Safety is invaluable to Multiplay. Jon Sullivan manages the implementation of our Health and Safety in a professional and pragmatic manner, enabling our team to work safely and offer a low risk environment to our visitors”.