In May 2018, two lives were tragically lost after attending a UK music festival. A total of fifteen people reportedly received treatment at the local hospital with event organisers issuing a “harm prevention alert” to warn about a “dangerous high – strength or bad batch substance on site”.
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Whilst our Fire Risk Assessors are all full Members of the IFE and IFSM, our consultants specialise in the leisure and event sectors and have no experience of High Rise Towers so declined to comment.
Crowd Safety have been consulting for a range of clients who are keen to identify how best to manage their event space to maximise commercial revenues at their Events.
Crowd Safety were contacted to provide a full review of the event security at a multi award winning UK festival and supply the role of Director of Security.
2016, a year that will be remembered by millions from the loss of Superstars such as David Bowie and Prince, right through to the shocking England result against Iceland, the Brexit Referendum result and the election of the new President Elect Donald Trump for the United States.
Our personal and business lives depend on how well we understand human behaviour. The better we understand ourselves and others, the more we can do to improve our relationships with people. Our latest blog article discusses crowd behaviour and understanding human behaviour.
what3words is a unique combination of just 3 words that identifies a 3m x 3m square, anywhere on the planet. Our latest blog article explains what3words, how it works and how it can be used at festivals and other events.
Event Organiser’s should have full Emergency Response Plans in place to deal with incidents of all kinds at any event. Our latest blog article discusses the show stop procedure, what is required and what should be included.
In general, the maximum occupancy of a room or venue is determined by considering the available space, the number and location of exits and the total exit width after discounting the largest exit. Our latest blog article discusses the considerations that need to be made when defining occupant capacity.
The ability to understand crowd behaviours should be considered as one of the most important tools available when planning for crowds, the management of crowds, the measures used to reduce the likelihood of an incident and how best to control the crowd.
Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden. 14th-16th March 2016. Mind Over Matter (MOM) are delivering this 3 day, credit-rated programme at Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden in March 2016.
Globally, terrorism is increasing in prevalence daily. With reports of the latest incidents flooding our news channels, Terrorism is a significant risk that is not going away anytime in the near future.
France has declared a national state of emergency and tightened borders after at least 128 people were killed in a night of gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
Repeated DJ announcements that people should leave a nightclub was “the most significant factor” in the deaths of two students in a crush, says a jury.
Around 27 people have died following a fire at a nightclub in the Romanian capital of Bucharest where Goodbye To Gravity were playing at the Colectiv Club.
The question of “How many security guards are needed for an event?” is often raised by local authorities and event organisers requiring event security, crowd management and safety staff. In this article we discuss the questions event organisers should consider when deciding on the quantity of security guards required for their event.
Based on the fact that up to 80% of UK adults now own a smartphone, you can be sure that at most events that there will be a proportionately high number of internet enabled devices. Here we talk about the effect social media has in assisting with crowd safety at events.
Firework events are an ever popular form of public entertainment that aren’t solely restricted to Guy Fawkes night. Here we talk about the safety considerations for firework events, what should you consider when planning firework display and how you can stay in control.
Reports are emerging of chaos at U2’s Stockholm show at the Globe Arena this evening (September 20), with the venue having been evacuated due to a security threat, and police searching for a specific individual.
Event Safety Management does not only apply to those people attending an event, but also the workers, traders, performers, volunteers, emergency services and any others that may be affected. Here we talk about having “Competent Safety Assistance” and our advice on managing safety at any event.
With the number of sports and major events taking place across the Middle East on the increase (including the FIFA 2022 World Cup, the annual Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain, as well as many international rock bands attracting large crowds) the international spotlight turns on whether health and safety management at major events has been afforded a sufficiently high priority, and whether applicable standards are being maintained.
Houston rapper Travis Scott was thrown off stage at Lollapalooza, after asking his crowd to push past security and the barriers, creating conditions deemed unsafe by the organisers.
The rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers in June has forced its owner Merlin to issue a profit warning.
More than 500 people were injured when fire ripped through crowds at a party at an amusement park outside Taiwan’s capital Taipei.
Dozens of people stormed into Wireless Festival on Friday night (July 3) after a gig-goer opened a locked gate.
Lanes in both directions were closed to traffic between junctions 28 and 29 after an HGV lorry carrying explosives caught fire.
A small electrical fire broke out in the Centre Court complex, causing thousands of tennis fans to be ejected from the grounds.
Organisers of a party at an amusement park in Taiwan have been detained for questioning after a fire suddenly tore through the crowds, injuring hundreds.
Blur’s gig at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool last night had to be stopped temporarily when a security barrier in front of the stage collapsed as the band began their set.
Detailing the top 10 fire safety breach fines from Poundstretcher at number 10 (£51,500) to New Look at number 1 (£400,000) for the fire that gutted the retailer’s Oxford Street store in 2007.
The chief executive of Merlin Entertainment has admitted that safety procedures on The Smiler at Alton Towers “were not adequate”.
114,000 disabled-access tickets sold in 2014, up from 67,000 in 2013
The South Yorkshire police commander in charge on the day of the Hillsborough disaster has admitted that his failure to close a tunnel, which led to the already overcrowded Leppings Lane terrace “pens”, directly caused the deaths of 96 people.
The former owner of The Radnor Hotel on Inverness Terrace, Salim Patel, was fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £29,922 court costs after pleading guilty to seven offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. He was also handed a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months. Numerous fire safety concerns When fire safety officers… Read more »
Police were called to control crowds of commuters at London Bridge station last night, as masses of people were holed up and angered by travel delays triggered by a person getting hit by a train just before peak commute time.
David Liu and John O’Rourke of The Dial Hotel and Market Inn, both in Mansfield have both been jailed for eight months for fire safety offences.