Event Training Australia announces Executive Certificate in Event Management 2019 course dates
Event Training Australia will again be conducting its Executive Development Program in Event Management in Sydney (9 – 12th April 2019), Melbourne (9 – 12th April, 2019) and Brisbane (14 – 17th May, 2019). This intensive ‘best practice’ based short course is designed with both those already working in the area and those seeking to enter the field in mind. The program has been taught on multiple occasions in Australia and internationally, and its presenters include Australian Event Award winners as well as the authors of the key texts in the area – Event Management and Festival and Special Event Management.
Recent additions to Event Training Australia’s online resources section
The handbook is structured to provide managers of crowded places an overarching framework for risk management, communication and incident and emergency planning. This gives context to advice relating to security, site safety, and health issues including food and water security, waste management and disease control.
The handbook includes reference to crowd behaviour and psychology, preparing managers of crowded places to understand and anticipate different elements that may produce or result from an incident or emergency. The guidance also reflects the heightened focus in Australia and globally on deliberate and hostile acts, including terrorist incidents.
To download go to https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/media/5914/crowded-places-handbook.pdf
This guide, while written in the context of the UK, offers a range of useful advice for Australian event managers/coordinators, including:
- Duties of event planners in ensuring the health and safety of both staff and attendees during an event.
- Identifying hazards during an event (e.g. fire hazards, nequipment, catering, weather hazards), crowd management safety, and having a plan in place for potential incidents that might occur.
- Advice on hiring and working with reliable contractors for your events, ensuring food safety standards, and mitigating the risk of excessive alcohol consumption.
- A downloadable comprehensive event safety checklist to help prepare before, during, and after an event.
- Other helpful health and safety topics, tools, and resources that can prove useful to anyone who is looking to organise a party or event.
To download go to https://www.functioncentral.co.uk/health-safety-event-planning/