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Live Events, Safety and Competence – a One-Day Conference

Live Events, Safety and Competence – a One-Day Conference in conjunction with:

  • International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • Safety Advisors Group in Entertainment (SAGE)
  • The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies (ICCMSS) at Bucks New University
  • Stagesafe 
  • National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG)
  • Institute of Engineering Technology
  • Health and Safety Executive

17th November 2015 at London, South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 OAA, 09:00 – 17:30

Cost: £162 for IIRSM and SAGE members, £180 others (inclusive of VAT).  Tea/Coffee and buffet lunch included.

For some considerable time now Stagesafe has been concerned about the level of competence in some event safety advisors and consultants, many of whom only have basic introductory level qualifications (if any), such as a NEBOSH General Certificate (or equivalent) and no professional indemnity insurance; and the fact that many event organisers select safety advisors and consultants by price only without checking their qualifications or insurance. For such an important role it is vital to get fully qualified and insured advisors or consultants.

Chris Hannam of Stagesafe conceived the idea of a conference to raise industry standards and is now part of a collaboration between the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), the Safety Advisors Group in Entertainment (SAGE) and the International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies (ICCMSS). This first conference at Bucks New University sets out to turn the idea into reality and give support in establishing a new event industry continual professional development Scheme especially designed for safety professionals in the live event industry.

This one-day conference provides an important opportunity to hear from leading speakers on some of the most important and talked about health and safety issues faced by the live events sector. The appropriate application of the CDM Regulations, crowd management, BS 7909 electrical instillations and rigging among them.

Once the CPD scheme is set up, further conferences are planned as well as full day specialist courses. Some of these will be new courses, others will be existing courses that can all be accredited as part of continual professional development (CPD).

Competence and capability are vital components, so this conference should appeal to risk and safety practitioners, event organisers and promoters, stage, tour and production managers, project managers and all those involved in the safety of the public and those who set-up and run events or provided services for events.

The speakers, all respected figures in their specialist fields include:

  • Gavin Bull, HSE Inspector, Construction Division and Michael Anderson SAGE – CDM Regulations – The Latest News and Advice  
  • Dr Mick Upton, ICCMSS, Bucks New University – Crowd Management or Crowd Control? A Risk Based Approach to Crowd Management and Event Planning
  • Chris Higgs, NRAG – Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) and Rigging
  • Emma Parkinson – ICCMSS, Bucks New University – The Crowd Safety Work and Training Courses at Bucks New University and the ICCMSS
  • Greg Brown, IIRSM – The Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR), What is it and is it Right for the Events Industry? What does the industry need?
  • James Eade SAGE and IET – BS 7909 Electrical SAfety for Events

To register for the conference: Click here.

18th August 2015

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