Brian Sims

Managing Crowded Spaces and Anti-Social Environments


5-6 Hours

Study Method

Study Online

Course Provided By

Cranfield University



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Course Overview

What you will learn

You will learn that we have choices in risk mitigation when managing crowds and doing what we have always done is no defence in a crisis. Looking dynamically at the different aspects of the crowded space and providing an interdisciplinary approach is important as it can give us alternatives in a changing environment.

Core content

The course will cover:

  • The importance of time
  • A reassessment of movement
  • Managing space in new ways
  • Planning for crowded space
  • Interdisciplinary ideas on perception in crowds
  • Understanding dynamic mitigation of risk

Each section will be supported by some of the following, Workshopping, panels, cameos, guest speakers, research inputs, scenarios, case studies, discussion sessions and practice

Course Description

As we are tested by unforeseen risks including, challenging weather phenomena, virus variants and crowd behaviours our vision of space, time, movement, and perception are all changing or in flux. This course focuses on how to mitigate changing risks in the crowded space environment by the reimagination of our boundaries and envelopes.

Through this course you will receive tools which will help you to prepare for the changing context and environment and support testing and readiness opportunities for safe crowded space delivery.The course focuses on the integration of safety, security and service to ensure competence and quality are at the centre of your workforce.

Who is the course for?

This course is for:

Educators, emergency managers, security directors, event managers, event staff, guest services, blue light services, producers, venue managers, event promoters, production staff, health and safety managers, local authorities and anyone else involved in the safety and management of crowded spaces.

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