Security Risk Management for Crowded Places

This course will help you prepare, mitigate and plan for safety, security and service in crowded places. It will develop your confidence and give you the peace of mind to know you are doing the right thing.

The course is developed by experienced practitioners and with NaCTSO advice, it will help your understanding and interpretation of national guidance and provide you with valuable advice on how to implement appropriate measures. 

Concentrating on the procedures required in stadia and arenas, to increase protection in order to reduce the likelihood and impact of intentional acts of criminality. The emphasis will be upon acts of terrorism but reference will be made to other forms of criminality.

For those delegates from other crowded places the principles can be utilised, however the focus for this course is stadia and arenas. If you would like this course delivered at your venue on a date to suit you, please contact us.

Course Details

Who should attend?

The course is aimed, at an intermediate level, to those with a basic understanding of event venue operations who need to increase their knowledge of attack methodologies and the management of associated risk. The course will be suited to any delegates responsible for venue management, crowd management or the regulation or inspection of event venues. This could include:

Event Managers, Safety Officers, Safety Advisory Group members, Local Authority Licensing Officers, Event Promoters, Emergency Services Managers, Security Managers.



To enable delegates to recognise appropriate measures in mitigating and planning for the nature of security risk at crowded places (event stadia and arenas).


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • describe the types of security risk that threaten Crowded places
  • explain the source and content of relevant guidance
  • demonstrate how a vulnerability assessment of an event venue is conducted
  • identify good practice measures to protect event venues
  • discuss the types of security risk management techniques available
  • select the tactical options available to an event venue in a given scenario.

Additional Information:

It is highly recommended that you firstly attended the Introduction to Crowd Safety Management course before attending this course. This requirements may be waived if you consider yourself to have sufficient experience to progress directly to this intermediate course.

Teaching and Learning Methods:

Related Documents

The EPC are contributors to the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) National Guidance on Crowded Places.