There's liability risk involved with every event, every vendor,
every contractor, and every visitor and employee that steps onto
your fairgrounds. Two effective ways to reduce your fair's exposure
are to be a member of the fairs' General Liability Program and to
require that all facility renters, vendors and contractors provide
of insurance coverage naming your fair and the state
of California as additional insureds.
The fairs' General Liability Program, administered by
CFSA and shared by all participating members, provides protection
for risks or liabilities arising from personal injury, including
bodily injury and property damage, in addition to employment practices
liability, public official errors and omissions liability (for District
Agricultural Associations and other public agencies), and non-profit
organization liability, including directors and officers liability
for non-profit corporations. Our Special
Events, Revenue Protection,
and Pooled Property Protection programs
fall under its auspices as well.
CFSA's Accident Investigation Video. Should an accident happen despite everyone's best efforts, a thorough accident investigation can help you and your fair prevent similar accidents in the future. To help you with this investigation, we produced a short, informative video: "Accident Investigation Tips and Techniques."
Who should watch the video? Fair management, department supervisors and managers ~ everyone in a position of authority who could be called on to investigate an accident.
Note: You do need Windows Media Player to access and view the video. If you don't already have it on your computer, you can download it for free from the Microsoft Web site, www.windowsmediaplayer.com
Ready to watch? The video is just a click away.
In 2010, California Fair Services Authority (CFSA) reviewed
more than 2,869 fair contracts - a 29 percent increase over 2009 - submitted to the fair by vendors,
contractors and others wishing to use a fair's facilities for hazardous or non-hazardous activities and events.
CFSA's Fair Contract Review Service. It's Free! This review service, provided by CFSA at no charge to California's
fairs, gives double-check assurance that a facility user's general
liability coverage meets all of CFSA and the California Department
of Food and Agriculture's Division of Fairs and Expositions' (F&E)
agreed upon insurance requirements. Meeting these requirements helps
protect a fair should an unfortunate incident and/or claim arise
from the usage of its facilities by an outside party. After a contract
is reviewed, an insurance review transmittal is sent back to the
fair with the results of the review and any recommendations.
If you have a question about any aspect of the General Liability
Program, please contact Charlie