CROWD & EVENT SAFETY
A group of Society members with experience and expertise in the various aspects of crowd safety who through the Chair, Crowd and Event Safety Group.
Maintain intelligence of forthcoming major events (e.g. Olympics 2012) in order to provide advice if required.
The following represent a small handful of use full material available to those concerned with the safety of crowds and events. Additional input to is required to increase its functionality so please contact the group to make your suggestions.
Group Contact Details
Somerset Local Authorities
01823 356 792
Coventry City Council
024 7683 1881
Geoffrey joined Local Government after thirty year career in Royal Navy, broad experience as Warfare Officer, worked with Army in Bosnia for UN, Multi-national Command in Saudi Arabia, NATO in Netherlands, Belgium and Kosovo. Had two sea commands during in his service
The Crowd and Event Safety Professional Working Group was established to look at the emergency preparedness and crowd safety issues surrounding all types of events and mass gatherings (stadia, public highways, private venues etc) in order to identify good practice and offer advice/guidance both to fellow members of the EPS and to other personnel involved in event planning.
ABOUT CROWD & EVENT SAFETY
What is an Event?
The definition of an event is something that has taxed the Crowd Safety Group over the last couple of years as there is no laid down definition within any of the guidance.
Following long and complex discussion, during which many definitions were considered and discarded