Health And Safety Training
For Event Professionals

These intensive training modules provide the techniques and tools to manage event health and safety at each stage of your production cycle.

Project managers, authorities and staff who are held responsible for event health and safety, will benefit from the practical demonstrations and pragmatic solutions they can use in their daily work, when planning the event or while on-site.

Training Modules

  • 1

    Reducing Risk The Right Way

    Having a method in place to reduce any risk we face at our events is necessary to managing health and safety. The TOP method is explained using real life examples. Participants learn how to apply a proven method that complies with NEBOSH and IOSH certifications to reduce hazards.

  • 2

    The Event Organizer’s Roles And Responsibilities

    An event organizer is required by law to take on responsibility for the safety of all persons present at events. These roles and responsibilities are presented in this module. Participants learn which laws apply to them and how to fulfill their responsibilities to staff, authorities and visitor

  • 3

    Dealing With Authorities

    Understanding the requirements of authorities for getting event safety approvals is key to operating a safe event. What to do and what not to do is important to reduce the amount of effort in gaining approval. Participants learn the requirements and processes for having event safety approved by authorities. We also look at how authorities need to be approached to maintain a good relationship for future events.

  • 4

    Fire Prevention 101

    Fire is the biggest hazard we face at our events. Knowing how a fire starts will tell participants how to prevent a fire. Participants learn which conditions are necessary to start a fire and how to identify these on site.

  • 5

    Identifying And Eliminating Electrical Hazards

    Faults in electrical power supplies are the number one cause of fires at events. Best practices for setting up and operating power supplies are shown in this module. Participants find out how a power supply must be set up and which elements are necessary to prevent fires and keep people safe from electrical shock.

  • 6

    How To Avoid Structural Collapse

    Participants will see how to detect potentially hazardous situations when temporary structures such as tents, rigging or scaffolding structures are utilized. Participants learn to immediately identify common structural hazards and how these can be eliminated.

  • 7

    Special Effects Hazards

    Special effects such as pyrotechnics, lasers and fire dancers are hazardous activities that must be done in a safe way. We’ll use actual examples of pyrotechnics and other special effects to identify these hazards. Participants learn how to properly use special effects and prevent the hazards associated with them.

  • 8

    Crucial Safety Documentation

    Documentation is crucial to the planning and operating of events. We’ll identify the how, what and why of safety critical documentation. Participants find out exactly how to create documents that must be submitted for approval by authorities. We’ll look at event specific risk assessments, how to vet supplier documentation and when a work permit is necessary.

  • 9

    How To Find A Competent Supplier

    Finding a competent supplier that can deliver an event safely is a challenge in the Middle East. We dive into how participants avoid the pitfalls associated with finding that competent supplier. Participants will be enabled to define competency and through a pre-qualification process, identify competent suppliers.

  • 10

    Planning Crowd Safety

    Planning crowd safety in the Middle East is challenging due to missing regulations that define how authorities want events to be operated. We’ll look to international best practices to define how crowd safety is planned for. Participants learn how to determine the maximum capacity of a venue as well as how the venue’s entrances and emergency exit routes must be designed and which safety infrastructure must be in place to ensure crowd safety.

  • 11

    Monitoring And Maintaining Crowd Safety

    Once doors open, the event organizer has the responsibility to make sure visitors remain safe at all times. Crowd densities and movement must be monitored and controlled. Participants learn about crowd behavior and which factors guarantee a safe event. We’ll experiment together how to estimate crowd size and densities.

  • 12

    Emergency Procedures

    Emergency procedures must be in place to safely move visitors away from danger and let first responders do their job. These procedures must be thought through and written down and exercised to ensure a safe egress of those present at an event. We look at what a Show Stop Procedure is, which emergency plans are required as well as what to take into account during the event planning process.

  • 13

    Safety Procedures For Working At Height

    A major cause for accidents at events is not following safe procedures while working at height. Participants find out how to safely use ladders, scaffolds and elevated working platforms. Safe rigging practices are also shown as well as working at height rescue procedures.

  • 14

    Setting Up Power Supplies For Events

    Event contractors must follow safe procedures for setting up generators and distributing electrical power in a way that does not cause a fire or harm to people by electrical shock. Participants learn how to use safe electrical equipment, follow proper earthing procedures and operate power supplies in a safe way.

  • 15

    Supplying Safe Structures

    Basic principles of erecting safe structures are reviewed and practical examples of temporary structures at events are given. Participants learn how to do basic load calculations using the moment of force equation as well as how to calculate wind force on a structure. We also look at how structural integrity is maintained.

  • 16

    Managing Health And Safety

    Every company is required by law to manage the health and safety of their employees. Which regulations there are and how to apply them is key to keeping employees safe and avoiding litigation. Participants will be introduced to occupational health and safety management systems and how to implement these systems to fulfill their requirements.

  • 17

    Applying Acquired Knowledge

    We’ll review what participants have learned during the day by looking at different hazardous situations and how these hazards can be eliminated. Depending on which modules were presented, a variety of situations is presented where participants must identify the hazard and make recommendations on eliminating the hazard.
    This is ideal to practice applying acquired knowledge.

What You Need To Know About The Training

  • All modules are about 45 minutes long and you can pick and choose which ones are important to you and your staff.
  • The training can be delivered as a half (3 modules) or full day (6 modules) experience.
  • A whole day of training shall not exceed 6 modules in order to have time for overruns, breaks and discussions.
  • Each training group should not be larger than 20 participants in order to keep the training effective for the individual.
  • A minimum of 10 participants is required.
  • An individual assessment of each participant can be provided before the training begins in order to see how effective the training was. This is accomplished by comparing before and after scores.
  • A certificate is issued to each participant after the training is completed.
  • Included in the training is the following:
    • A PDF copy of The Event Safety Book
    • All presentations as they were given
    • Editable templates for safety documents
    • Editable forms for permits, checklists etc.
  • All trainings can be held on company premises as long as the following are provided:
    • Adequate seating in U form in an air conditioned and quiet room
    • A video projector or screen
    • A flip chart or white board
    • Refreshments
  • Your investment in the training depends on how many modules you want and how large the group is. A half day is AED217 per participant and a full day is AED347 per participant, payable by bank transfer only in advance before training begins. Should you require more, special conditions can be arranged.
  • The before and after assessment for up to 20 participants is free for trainings of 2 days or more. For shorter trainings it can be provided for AED48 per participant.