May 26

Crowd Safety Course

26th May 2019 - 28th May 2019
The Boulevard Centre, Floreat, Western Australia
Leith Fradd, Executive Officer, Parks and Leisure Australia (WA)
0408 327 015
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Parks and Leisure Australia’s Western Australian branch had combined with the UK's Manchester Metropolitan University to present a special Crowd Safety Course that will equip attendees with greater awareness of how individuals and crowds react, and behave, in places of public assembly.

To be held over three days - from 26th to 28th June - the course will be presented by Manchester Metropolitan University crowd safety expert, Professor Keith Still, the Course will explore the application of crowd safety and risk analysis techniques to enhance public safety.

Drawing on extensive research and experience from event planning and crowd safety design projects around the world, covering sport, entertainment, transport, festivals, mass gatherings, street events and places of public assembly, it will be taught as an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

The Course is aimed at venue operators, event officers and managers (sports, community and commercial), local government authorities with licensing/permitting/approval, event planning, building control and/or leisure management responsibilities, security organisations, police officers with crowd management responsibilities, architects working in the complex and built environment. 

The Course is limited to 50 places.

PLA Members $1,500 + GST - Non Members $1,770 + GST


Course Content
Day 1
- Introduction & overview; The DIM-ICE risk model; Crowd dynamics & crowd risks (static and moving); Crowd modelling for events; RAMP Analysis; Crowd monitoring 
Day 2 - Introduction to queuing systems; Risk analysis; Site design considerations; Event egress analysis; Optimising emergency responses; Crowd simulations; Decision support analysis; Emergency situations; Case study day (preparation for Day 3).
Day 3 - Course summary; Delegate case studies - Task Outline; Delegates case studies - Group work; Delegates case studies - Group presentations; Course round-up; How to join the MSc course at MMU via the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) direct entry group.

At the conclusion of this course, the delegate will:
• Understand and anticipate crowd risks for a wide range of places of public assembly; 
• Identify crowd risks during event planning, event licensing/permitting and event operations;
• Document and present crowd safety management plans and dynamic risk assessments; apply crowd risk analysis techniques during events.



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