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Posted: December 10, 2018

Crowd Safety Workshop: Combining Math, Physics, Psychology and Behaviours to Achieve Safe Outcomes

Actsafe Safety Association
When large groups of people gather to enjoy festivals, concerts, shows, parades, and other special events, there are risks that need to be considered. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe. 

To provide an in-depth look at crowd safety, UK-based crowd management expert Eric Stuart presents a two-day session: Crowd Safety: Combining Math, Physics, Psychology and Behaviours to Achieve Safe Outcomes. The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.

Workshop Objectives
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the main risks in managing crowds.
  • Understand the differences between crowd management and crowd control.
  • Describe the phases of crowds and their psychology.
  • Conduct calculations for flow rates and density for people in crowded places.
  • Identify crowd behaviours in emergency situations and how to manage them.
  • Understand how to use non-computer models to plan for crowds.
  • Understand human behaviours that affect crowds: Route modelling, Normalcy Bias, Dread Theory, De-individuation and the RAS.
Registration & Workshop Fee 
Workshop only: $300
Discounted rate for delegates of Actsafe Event Safety Conference: $250
*Register first for the conference; your confirmation email will contain a discount code to use for your workshop registration
(Applicable fees and taxes charged online at check-out)
Please Note: Class sizes are limited to ensure an optimal learning experience. Book early - this workshop is expected to sell out quickly!

Register and learn more at actsafeconference.ca/crowd-safety-workshop.

About the Facilitator
Eric Stuart (QPM, BA Hons, UKCMA) - Director of Gentian Events Ltd.
After a 33-year police career which included the planning of some of the United Kingdom's biggest events including: Notting Hill Carnival, London New Year's Eve and three Olympic Torch Relays, Eric retired from the Police Force in 2012. He was determined to continue improving crowd safety at events, and hence Gentian Events Limited was born. Learn more about Eric here.

Date: March 5 - 6, 2019
Event Type: Workshop
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
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