Project Management Institute (PMI)
- 18 Aug 2021 Online
Do you ask yourself “Is my event safe? Am I doing everything I can to keep everyone on site safe? Does my event meet legal requirements?”.
Many countries do not have event specific regulations which makes it hard to “guess” what clients and authorities even consider a “safe event”. This course takes away that guesswork and gives you proven, internationally accepted and easy-tofollow guidelines for a safe and secure event.
Event safety and security work together to help your attendees enjoy a great event. The event safety part is all about how you design and build an event, and you’ll also find out how to select a competent supplier. We look closely at the three main hazards: fire, electrical, and structural hazards – and how to avoid them. By using real world examples, you’ll know how to instantly identify hazards that could lead to harm.
Once the event is set up, security becomes important. Here, it’s all about your attendees. You’ll learn how safety experts calculate crowd capacity, estimate crowd sizes and monitor crowd behaviour. We’ll also look at designing queuing systems and optimising crowd flow, to keep your vendors (including food vendors) and attendees happy. Practical exercises in this course will show you what it looks and feels like before a crowd becomes uncontrollable. And you’ll know how to control the situation.
In addition, we’ll go deep into handling different emergency scenarios – for instance how to deal with an approaching storm or a terror attack. You’ll be able to supply authorities with the necessary information they need to approve your event.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for professionals working within the event industry that are responsible for the safety and security of their staff and attendees. Authorities want to see competent Event Managers running an event for the simple reason that an event always gathers many people in a venue to experience a presentation, show or concert which contain elements that need to be controlled.
Staging an event is inherently riskier than operating a restaurant, for instance, because these show elements always carry a degree of risk. And there is the additional risk in gathering people together to form a larger audience. Exposing the audience to these risks must be done in a controlled way so as not to let anyone come to harm.
This course is focused on event professionals involved in planning, assessing, setting up and operating an event, namely:
- Event Managers
- Health & Safety Advisors/Managers
- Event Management students and lecturers
- In-house company Event Planners
- Audience/Crowd Management personnel
- Authorities involved in Event Safety
- Operations Managers
- (Major Event) Site Managers
- Production Managers
- Venue Managers
- HR staff
- Security personnel
Benefits of Attending
- Create event safety documentation that gets approved by authorities
- Calculate safe crowd capacity according to venue size and exit situation
- Estimate crowd size and identify dangerous crowd behaviour
- Identify and eliminate fire, electrical, and structural hazards on your event site
- Know how to deal with authorities inspecting your event site
Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMI REP No. 1419
Project Management Institute
Informa Middle East is an approved Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). As an REP Informa Middle East is approved by PMI to issue Professional Development Units (PDU) for our training courses.
The REP programme has been designed to enhance the ongoing professional development of PMI’s members, those credentialed through PMI and others in the project management profession.
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Bruno set up Eventknowhow eight years ago in Dubai. Ever since, he has been taking care of event safety in the Middle East region. Authorities and Event Managers turn to Bruno for event safety advice at major events, such as Mother of the Nation Festival, Formula E, and Special Olympics.
He is passionate about raising the standards of event health and safety in the GCC and beyond, and is an active member of the worldwide Event Safety Alliance® (ESA), creating the first ever internationally accepted Event Safety Standard.
Bruno conducts crowd safety, event hazards and event venue safety seminars for event professionals and is the author of The Event Safety Book and Crowd Management Made Easy.
Over 30 years ago, Bruno started in the German event industry and has been instrumental in shaping event industry legislation and training. For instance, over more than six years, he represented the interests of the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) in Brussels in regulatory and normative matters.
Bruno’s last station before setting up Eventknowhow in 2011 was as Technical Director for the largest event location in Germany, Düsseldorf Congress. He was responsible for event safety in 25 different venues – from a 56,000-seater football stadium to a 15,000-seater multi-purpose stadium, as well as one of Germany’s largest convention centres.
Bruno has a Bachelor’s Degree in Event Technology Management and Operations, and speaks regularly at events and conferences like Prolight + Sound Middle East, Middle East Event Show and Major Events Safety & Security Summit. He is also the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Middle East’s former VP of Health and Safety.Bruno is bilingual in English and German.
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