Public Safety at Events Workshop

Public Safety at Events
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Member: £189 | Affiliate member: £289 | Non member: £289  

The Public Safety at Events Workshop covers all elements of event safety and incorporates changes that have occurred as a result of terrorism 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 to 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.

▼ Programme 

09.30     Registration   
09.45   Trainers’ introduction and use of case studies
10.00   Legislation and culpability applicable to SAGs. Where are we in 2018?            
11.00     Break 
11.15   The current position
11.30   The Role and Function of SAG's - an open session to questions covering:
Membership, triggers for SAGs, SAG format, chairing, problematic organisers, non-attendance by members and organisers

Exercising - the SAG process (brief and prepare over lunch)
12.30     Lunch  
13.15   Exercise - the SAG process: 2/3 scenarios to test understanding and develop SAG skills
14.00   Understanding emergency behaviours: why crowds do what they do and how to predict it
14.45     Break 
15.00   'Safety': a new definition for SAGs
15.45   Terrorism and its impacts on events: maintaining the balance between safety and security
16.15   Workshop debrief
16.30   Collect 5 hrs 30 mins CPD and depart
▼ Speakers 

Eric Stuart    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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