Having just landed back in the United Kingdom after a very Successful Crowd Safety Tour of Australia, I would like to share this post with my connections at Linked In.
In mid May I flew into a rather wet and cold Melbourne for the first leg of teaching the Crowd Safety Training Diploma in crowd science. Our first group included students from promoters, venue managers, health and safety advisers and directors from some of Australia’s leading security and event companies. All of the group shared some fantastic input into the three days and produced some really good examples of events specific to them. The group seemed to take on board all of the meta-models which could clearly be seen during the presentation stage of the course.
Week two I was off to the wonderful City of Perth where I had the pleasure of teaching a large group of mainly environmental health and safety advisers and licencing officers working for local government. Once again the students were engaged throughout the three days, and all presented some fantastic work on day three. I would like to thank Tara Hopkins from Crowd Matters and Andy Ball on their presentations to the group, Tara spoke about Stake Holder involvement at events, and Andy spoke about Terrorism on the transport networks and how important the connections and communications with the transport hubs are at large scale events.
Week Three I arrived in the wonderful Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, although when I arrived the weather was more like a bad day in Bognor Regis Sussex. Again a fantastic group from all areas of the event industry which included a group that had travelled from New Zealand to attend the course who, (and I am not just saying this) Produced a fantastic presentation with the help from a Gold coast manager from the commonwealth games about a netball competition and arena planned for the area. Once again thank you to both Tara and Andy and a massive thanks to all the students for their hard work on day three.
Week Four, and in the fantastic town of Manly, Sydney(got to be the best commute to the office in the world). Big thank you to the Australian Institute of Police Management, for hosting the event. A great three days, with Safety officers promoters and planners and Senior Police officers. All the students worked hard and gave some fantastic examples using the tools given to them.
I am looking forward to reading and marking all of the assignments over the next few months and look forward to seeing you all soon.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Jim and Tara Fidler from www.seaa.com.au for making the whole thing possible.
My passion is and always will be to teach using hands on experience backed up with the Science behind good Crowd management to deliver safe events around the world giving students simple but effective tools to help make our industry safer.
For more information, or to book a course please contact me or visit our website at www.crowdsafetytraining.com and lets together make our world a safer place.
Crowd Safety Consultant with Crowd Safety Training.