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Three-day crowd safety course to be held in Perth
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).
Being held at The Boulevard Centre in the Perth suburb of Floreat, it 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.
Introducing the course, a PLA WA spokesperson advised “if you are involved with planning for crowd safety in places of public assembly, you need to understand the principles and applications of crowd dynamics and crowd risk analysis.”
The Course is limited to 50 places.
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