Bitesize training: managing public events safely

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110
CIEH student member: £110

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This online training event is a broad overview of the huge changes that the events industry and its partners in Local Authorities and Emergency Services have undergone since the Covid-19 pandemic and the ever-increasing financial challenges it is facing.

With reference to updated event guidance and changing legislation, the session will focus on how best to advise and work with event organisers as well as understanding the current climate the events industry is operating within. We will also focus on additional challenges and changes the industry is seeing, including: difficult crowd behaviours, shortages in supply, event cancellations, and risks event organisers have to consider.

Content will be updated throughout the summer, taking into consideration lessons from recent events and the festival season. The course will also continue to be reviewed against government guidance and the Protect Duty as government shapes it.


  • Assess the financial impact of increased event and festival cancellations and what the future is looking like for the industry
  • Understand our responsibilities in relation to the growing importance of C3 and Zone Ex, and what we need to change moving forward
  • Explore changes and additions to event guidance, including new Purple Guide Chapters and Safer Spaces guidance
  • Discuss likely changes in legislation and its impact on events
  • Explore the ongoing impacts of physical equipment supply chain, staff shortages and lack of experience

Who should attend?

  • Local authorities
  • Event organisers
  • Fire and police officers
  • Ambulance staff
  • Emergency planning officers and all category 1 responders who have events within their remit
  • Safety Advisory Group (SAG) members, especially chairs and supervisors of those who attend SAGs
  • Local Resilience Forum (LRF) members now more closely engaged in the SAG process

CPD: 2 hours

Emma Stuart, Event and Operations Manager, Gentian Events Ltd.

Emma has over 14 years of Event and Emergency Planning experience in both the public and private sectors. She has qualifications in Crowd Management, Health & Safety, Crisis Management and she has a particular interest in the Zone Ex space, especially the idea of shared responsibility of this space. Her recent roles include working as the C3 and Comms Delivery Lead for the King’s Coronation, C3 Lead for the AI Summit at Bletchley Park, and as a Zone Ex and Crowd Management consultant for venues and major events, across the UK and North America.




Online (Zoom)

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