With the ever-changing nature of events, are you prepared for the unexpected? With audiences and Local Government agencies expecting more from you as an organizer, do you have plans in place to not only try and prevent, but also respond should any incident happen? Safety and Security are more important now than ever and more questions will be asked of you and what plans you have in place.
This class will help event organizers and venues establish the key elements for prevention and responding to incidents of any shape or size. This class will provide a background of what happens when things don’t go as planned, and show that it doesn’t matter what size or type of event you have, the basic principles are the same. We will look at what you would do in certain scenarios, and how even small adjustments to your venue can keep your event safer.
Instructor: Emma Stuart, MA BA (HONS)
Emma Stuart is a highly experienced Event and Operations Manager working for over 9 years in both Europe and North America.
Emma has extensive experience of delivering events for both Public and Private sector organizations and almost uniquely in large Royal and Ceremonial Events in the UK. She has also had the opportunity of working on some of the biggest and most challenging events on both continents in recent years. These have included Canada 150 Celebrations, Nuit Blanche, London's New Years’ Eve celebrations, Tour de France, London Hyde Park Concerts, Pride, the London Marathon, and the London 2012 Olympics.
Emma’s experience of planning and delivering such a wide variety of events has enabled her to advise and consult event organizers on a range of event topics including: Permitting, Crowd Management, Event Safety, and Emergency Planning. Her varied career and international experience have led to her working closely with event safety organizations and developing new strategies for the safe execution of events. Emma ensures that she is at the cutting edge of event safety and sits on the Advisory Board for Event Safety Alliance Canada.
Emma has a passion for improving Event Safety globally through teaching and showcasing safety ‘good practice’, working alongside both Local Government and the organizers of ‘Major Impact’ events.