04 Sep

Wider Public Safety at Events

CIEH Member: £189
Affiliate member: £289
Non-member: £289

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel, Portland Street, M1 4PH, Manchester

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The Public Safety at Events Workshop covers all elements of event safety and incorporates changes that have occurred as a result of terrorist activity, and the redefinition of 'Safety' by the SGSA. New learning, new events and new case studies on 'near misses' are all used inform and improve safety at events.

This training workshop will benefit anyone involved in planning, scrutinising or enforcing public safety at events. The events industry is changing at an astonishing speed in attempts to counter terrorism and deal with changes to policing (with the Ipswich ruling accelerating these changes).

Benefits of attending will include understanding the challenges facing security, crowd and traffic management, the failures in the ability of some to deliver and how these can be monitored and managed.

Topics include:

  • Terrorism and how we balance the threat yet continue to have events in the UK
  • HVM, is it really necessary and is it the complete answer?
  • Understanding the Ipswich Ruling and its inevitable consequences
  • 'Safety' a new definition and the impact on the UK events industry
  • SAGs: what is needed from the UK Good Practice Guide version 2 and whether legislation is now the way forward?
  • The security industry in meltdown?
  • Black Swans and what they really mean in an event context
  • Understanding crowd psychology in emergencies and evacuation

Who should attend:

  • Event Organisers
  • Local Authorities
  • Fire and Police Officers
  • Ambulance
  • All category 1 responders who have 'events' within their remit or who will deal with the consequences of events that fail (Emergency Planning Officers)

This course is also suitable for all SAG members especially chairs. It is particularly relevant to the supervisors of those who attend SAGs to enhance the understanding of the burdens placed upon them.


Eric Stuart QPM, BA hons (CSM), UKCMA

Eric is the director of Gentian Events, a Crowd Safety Management Company established in 2009. He has been involved in Crowd Safety for 15 years. He was the planning lead for Notting Hill Carnival and London New Year's Eve from 2005 to 2010, with viewing audiences of up to 1 million and 450k respectively. His final 'crowd' job in the Met Police was as 'Chief of Staff' for the planning and delivery of the 70-day London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, viewed by an estimated 14 million people across five countries. He created the team and was the only member engaged from inception, through delivery, conclusion and debrief and was involved in the selection of every member of the team. That team would go on to win the prestigious 'Police Team of the Year' against stiff competition in 2012. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service by Her Majesty on completion of his 33 years.

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