Public Safety at Festivals and Mass Gatherings

Course Details

Planning for public safety at large events?

Events can vary in size from one venue to another, which is why the risks involved can also vary dramatically. Pre-planning for an event will significantly influence the success of the event and the way in which a major incident should be handled.

This will make sure you don’t miss anything vital from your planning. It covers how to produce a qualitative risk assessment of a site, evaluation of safety and security features, planning and stakeholder requirements.

What our customers say:

"Good course and really enjoyed listening to trainers and other delegates' experiences" Brian McGuinness, Aberdeen City Council

"The trainer was excellent, a great blend of knowledge and fun. The tone and pace of the training suited me well" Jeremy Horn, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Who should attend?

Those who plan for and manage safety at events, or who represent organisations with stakeholder input to the safety planning and management process.


To provide those with responsibility for the safety of crowds at festivals and mass gatherings with an appreciation of good practice in the planning, organising and operating of events.


By the end of this event you will be able to:

  • Outline the principle guidelines and regulations for safety and contingency planning for events
  • Produce a qualitative risk assessment of a site in order to determine its suitability for an event
  • Evaluate the safety features of an event proposal
  • Describe the key elements of a contingency plan for a proposed event
  • Explain the benefits of multi–agency co–operation in the planning of events
  • Identify good practice and lessons from events and incident case studies.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Additional Information

Pre-attendance requirements:

We recommend that you attend Introduction to Crowd and Safety Management before attending this course. However, this requirement may be waived if you consider yourself to have relevant professional experience and good understanding of the guidance and legal requirements.