Event Safety Training

How to save time, argue less and keep your visitors safe.

Does this sound familiar?

You’re on an event site and the Venue Manager comes up to you and tells you to stop work because you don’t have a „permit to work“. Or, god forbid, the health and safety guy says your supplier is behaving in an unsafe way. You see your production schedule slowly going down the drain. So what do you do? 

Do you have the knowledge and confidence to quickly resolve the issue? Or do you just slink away and do whatever this guy wants from you? 

If you’ve been to one of my trainings you’re able to easily solve the problem and get back to work.

I’ve been doing event safety for more than 30 years and I’ve seen it all. What I see most is that Event Managers don’t know what to do in these situations. 

That’s why I’ve created event safety trainings for Event Managers.

These trainings show you how to:

  • Quickly find solutions to safety issues, which easily saves valuable time.
  • Fix problems faster when dealing with Authorities, Health & Safety and Venue Managers.
  • Keep themselves, their colleagues and their visitors safe during the event production. 

If you are responsible for event health and safety, you’ll enjoy the practical demonstrations and simple solutions delivered in these trainings.

Basic Event Safety Training (1st day)

Planning Safe Events

Description: No one likes wasting their time, so planning a safe event effectively makes sure you have the right people in the right place at the right time. Your clients and authorities also want to know how you intend to handle any emergency situation, so they know everything is taken care of.

Objectives: Participants will be able to set up a team and clearly define roles and responsibilities using proven methods that ensure a successful event.

Risk Assessment Made Easy

Description: Having a method in place to evaluate and reduce any risk we face at our events not only saves time, it will also keep Health & Safety Managers from rejecting your documents. Using my TOP method is an easy way to make writing Risk Assessments less painful and complies with NEBOSH and IOSH methods to reducing risk.

Objectives: Participants will know how to write a risk assessment in a way that is immediately acceptable to clients and authorities.

How To Identify & Eliminate Fire Hazards

Description: Fire is the biggest hazard we face at our events. Knowing which situations lead to a fire starting, will show participants exactly how to prevent a fire. We’ll experiment with different materials to see if they are fire retardant.

Objectives: Participants will be able to identify fire hazards and you’ll know how to easily remove fire hazards before they threaten your event.

Fire Fighting Made Easy

Description: Fighting fires the right way saves your event from bigger catastrophes. Participants will learn the tactics and procedures fire fighters use to extinguish fires. Participants will also know how to make sure a fire extinguisher is ready to use.

Objectives: Participants will be able to choose the right extinguisher and put out a fire long before anyone comes to harm.

How To Identify & Eliminate Electrical Hazards 

Description: Faults in electrical power supplies are the number one cause of fires at events. And electrical shock kills people.

Objectives: Participants will know how to avoid these mistakes and make sure generators are set up properly and power is distributed safely without even being an electrician.

How To Identify & Eliminate Structural Hazards 

Description: Temporary structures such as tents, grandstands and branding structures can easily collapse when you have high winds. We’ll do experiments that show you what to look for when setting up structures.

Objectives: Participants will know how to choose a competent structure supplier and how to instantly recognize structural hazards.

Advanced Event Safety Training (2nd day)

How To Say „No“ To A Health & Safety or Venue Manager

Description: We’ll look at how to deal with the different situations you’ll encounter with health & safety and venue managers as well as how you get your event approved. 

Objectives: Participants will have the confidence to deal with inflated or even ridiculous demands that waste time. Participants will also know how to avoid these situations right from the beginning.

Planning Crowd Safety

Description: Planning crowd safety can be very challenging depending on how big the event is. We’ll look to international best practices to define how crowd safety is planned for.

Objectives: Participants will know how to determine the maximum capacity of a venue or area as well as how the entrances and emergency exit routes must be designed and which safety infrastructure must be in place to ensure crowd safety.

Monitoring and Maintaining Crowd Safety 

Description: Once doors open, the event manager has the responsibility to make sure visitors remain safe at all times. Crowd densities and movement must be monitored and controlled. We’ll experiment together how to estimate crowd size and densities.

Objectives: Participants will know how to instantly spot problems that lead to crowd panic and how to manage crowd behaviour to guarantee a safe event.

Emergency Procedures

Description: Emergency procedures must be in place to safely move visitors away from danger and let first responders do their job. 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.

Objectives: Participants will be able to effectively prepare and train your personnel for emergencies. 

Communicating In Critical Situations

Description: Giving clear instructions, asking the right questions and talking to the right people are key communication skills when you are in a critical situation. This can be the client having a melt-down, power going down or a venue evacuation. How to plan effective communications, radio protocol and communicating with the audience are just a few of the topics.

Objectives: Participants will know how to set up a communication strategy, which communication instruments to use and how to communicate effectively.

Crucial Event Safety Documentation

Description: We all need documents to plan and operate safe events and we don’t want to waste time creating them. Participants will find out how to vet supplier documentation, understand certifications and when a hot work permit is necessary.

Objectives: Participants will know how to create an Event Safety Management Plan and collate documents that get instant approval from authorities.

Training Testimonials 

“Health & Safety in events can be a dry and theoretical subject. But Bruno delivered a highly engaging and very well structured two-day training experience for our team, providing essential theoretical and practical knowledge and important tools to use in our daily work – both on and off site. This will further enhance our focus on and capability to effectively plan and implement appropriate health & safety measures in all our projects.“

  • David Shopper, Senior Partner, fischerAppelt Marketing

„We refreshed and learned many new things, and understand how to focus on specific points from the perspective of health and safety.

You gave us a great insight in not just general HSE topics but in real situations which we are facing in our daily jobs. This helps enormously to improve our work.“

  • Nora J.H. Rosenberg, Managing Director (COO), ES:ME Entertainment Services 

“Finally, a trainer that actually has experience”

  • Richard Scott, Eclipse

“My Project Managers gave glowing reports about the training. Well done – much more to come I’m sure!”

  • Adrian Bell, Action Impact

„Thank you for a great forum of like minded professionals“

– Mark Woodhouse, Creative Technology

What Else You Need To Know

  • All modules are about 60 minutes long and you can pick and choose which ones are important to you and your staff. 
  • One day trainings shall not exceed 6 modules. This leaves time for overruns, breaks and discussions. 
  • The group shall not be bigger than 15 participants in order to keep the training effective for each individual.
  • A certificate of professional development 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. A full day (6 modules) is USD 997 and 2 days (12 modules) are USD 1799, payable by bank transfer only in advance before training begins.
  • An individual before and after assessment of each participant can be provided before the training begins in order to see how effective the training was. This is accomplished by the participants taking the assessment before and after the training and comparing before and after scores. The before and after assessment for up to 15 participants is free for trainings of 2 days or more. For shorter trainings it can be provided for additional USD 12,97 per participant.

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