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September 16, 2021
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(18:00 - 21:00)
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Industry Focused Diploma Programmes Taught Online Live
Gain an Industry Focused Professional Diploma in Risk & Safety Management for Crowds & Events delivered online-live by subject matter experts without leaving your home.
Access this industry focused course to gain skills to compete and advance in the modern workplace.
What will I learn?
Events of all sizes, be they local community days for 2,000 people or international festivals with 150,000 attendees, need people involved in them who are focused on reducing risks and ensuring the event is planned safely.
Risk management for events tends to be more involved and contextual than the traditional approach to ‘risk assessing’ that we are all likely familiar with – a grid with boxes coloured in red, orange or green. There is a lot more to Risk Management for crowds and events than that. Importantly also, risk is not solely a function of audience size and this programme will not be focusing solely on large-scale festivals and events. It is often smaller events that present the greater risks to those working on them and attending them.
Your Subject Matter Expert for this programme is an active Crowd & Event Safety Consultant, operating in Ireland and internationally. Learners will benefit from experiences gained, challenges encountered and solutions developed by the subject matter expert and his teams on both previous and ongoing / current event projects.
This is a unique opportunity to explore the real-world of planning and delivering safe events with someone actively doing exactly that for events around the world, be it as HSEQ Director (strategic) or an on the ground Safety Officer (operational). Learning will be consistently reinforced by and illustrated through real-world examples and case studies.
You will learn how to utilise some established and proven planning & safety management tools, developed by the world’s leading crowd scientists and risk management professionals, while also having the opportunity to develop your own simple and effective tools to help you keep people safe.
An introduction to the course content and format, including the learning outcomes you can expect and how you will be assessed. Learn why we do what we do and consider the real risks that should be focused on with planning events.
Explore whose job it is to keep everyone safe including personal responsibility and legislation and guidance available.
Know the Risk Management Process for events and learn the key tools used to ensure consistency and efficacy in the planning and delivery work, including DIM-ICE, RAMP Analysis, Risk Mapping and more.
Explore how to keep people safe, by understanding crowds, their characteristics and behaviours with the use of the 'outlier' concept and Crowd Modelling.
An introduction to the use of mathematical calculations and their part in the role of risk management and safety professionals for events, and how to implement them on live sites and projects.
Learn how to best engage and communicate with stakeholders involved in an event.
Understand how safe capacities for events are established through the use of in class case studies.
Learn how to develop your own simple & effective tools when planning for crowds at all types of events and venues.
An exploration of best practice when it comes to planning and delivering events, from key documentation needed through to roles & responsibilities for operational staff.
An understanding of what goes into a proper and effective planning process for the safe execution of any event.
Identify the methods available to ensure the plan will be effective by partaking in a simulated Table-Top Exercise (TTX).
Understand the move from planning to delivery of an event and how this is best achieved.
An exploration of award winning emergency plans to identify what should be in them in order for them to be effective.
Recap the course content, discussing the key learning outcomes and best practice from each area covered.
Mark is a vastly experienced RIsk Management & Safety professional, operating both strategically and operationally, domestically and internationally.
As Director of Safe Events, based in Dublin, Ireland, Mark leads a team that has planned and delivered festival events in Saudi Arabia for hundreds of thousands of people, City of Culture Events for 1,000 people per show in pitch darkness, aerial performance over moving traffic on Dublin City's main street and the world's largest celebration of Irish culture, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, which attracts over 600,000 people annually, just to name a few.
Mark is an active Fellow of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM) and the Institute of Place Management (IPM). He is a Technical Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and a registered Occupational Safety & Health Consultant with the OSHCR.
Mark is currently the HSEQ Director for a large scale festival in the Middle East, as well as leading Safe Events delivery to the Office of Public Works Event Management Unit (OPWEMU) in Ireland, developing SOP's and EMP's for State / Government events.
What Our Students Say
The course was excellent and a great mix of input from industry experts, group discussion and tasks as well as sharing of practice within the group. Was 100% the right course if you are looking to expand your network whilst learning.
The course is a solid investment, with compounding value. The sessions were interesting, practical, with wide-ranging/relevant topics, in class projects, and guest speakers. The ease of access to additional resources and networking of subject matter experts, even without the recorded class sessions is well worth the tuition alone. However, I think the greatest value is the breadth of experience/perspectives with each cohort and the instructor's (Mark) continued curiosity and involvement in mass gatherings/ major planned events internationally that not only made our discussions lively, but will ensure the course content is iterative and fresh. Highly recommend.
Why should I enrol?
As a graduate of the Professional Diploma in Risk & Safety Management for Crowds & Events, you will have gained the skills and understanding to operate effectively in risk management or safety roles on events, looking after crowds of various sizes. Whether a concert venue or a festival site, an airport or a stadium, an on-street event or a party in a ballroom, the best practice approach to ensuring everyone’s safety remains the same. That is what this programme will teach you.
As the health, safety and wellbeing agenda becomes more prominent, the demand for qualified professionals in this specialist area is growing rapidly. Once you’ve completed our course, it’s a demand you’ll be ready to meet.
With worked examples and case studies featuring prominently to reinforce learning during the programme, you will have gained the confidence and possess the reference materials to be able to fulfil the standard duties and responsibilities of professionals charged with planning for the safety of crowds at events.
With the programme introducing a wide range of key tools, software and technological solutions available to you, upon course completion, you will be ready to take on Risk Management & Safety roles in events, equipped with the toolkit you need to be effective.
The inclusion of a live Table Top Exercise (TTX) provides a unique opportunity to experience having your Event Safety Management Plan challenged and tested. This is a key part of the Planning Process that only professionals working on large scale events usually experience, as well as those working in Statutory Agencies.
With an enhanced understanding of how to manage risk and plan safe events, along with the formal qualification from this programme, you will be fully equipped to effectively deploy your newfound skills in any number of environments.
What jobs will this programme prepare me for?
Designed for professionals, this programme will suit you perfectly if you are already working in events or with crowds and are looking to progress in your career.
It will equip you with the necessary skills and understanding to operate in a safety specific role and to contribute effectively towards the safe and effective planning and delivery of events as well as, crucially, the securing of Licences, permissions and agreements from key Statutory Agencies and stakeholders.
These skills and understanding are those possessed by Crowd Risk Managers, Safety Consultants, Event Safety Officers, Crowd Safety Consultants and similar, who may operate within Event Management Companies, directly for promoters, independently for themselves, as part of specialist consulting firms and otherwise.
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A Professional Diploma is a focused, practical programme that gives learners up-to-date skills in a professional area. They are most suited to learners wishing to advance their professional skills and careers prospects.
With the tight focus and duration, Professional Diplomas are stand-alone qualifications and not referenced to the NFQ. While generally not accepted for transfer credit onto academic courses their value lies in specific skill acquisition and their attractiveness to employers.
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All courses require proficieny in English, requirement of IELTS 6 or its equivalent.