Introduction to Crowd Science

Introduction to Crowd Science
  • Thu 21 Feb 2019 6:30 PM -
    Thu 21 Feb 2019 9:00 PM

  • Llyndir Hall Hotel,
    Llyndir Lane,
    United Kingdom

    LL12 0AY

  • Branch meeting

    North Wales Branch

  • This event is free to attend


Balancing safety and security for places of public assembly is essential within a changing 21st Century.

Major city centre events are often miscalculated and poorly risk assessed.

Couple the over estimating of crowds in places of public assembly, we are seeing an increase of attacks on crowded spaces. The typical knee-jerk reaction is to increase security, however that does involve understanding crowd dynamics in the built and complex environment. HVM (Hostile Vehicle Mitigation) can reduce the impact from a vehicle attack, but also impede rapid egress from other types of threat. Getting the balance right is essential.

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During the talk, Prof Still will outline methods of both assessing crowd numbers, and balancing safety and security for public spaces.

Speaker: Professor Keith Stilll, Manchester Metropolitan University  

Keith is the Professor of Crowd Science at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) where he developed and delivers an online MSc programme in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis. His work focusses on the use of planning tools for places of public assembly and major events. Keith has consulted on some of the world’s largest, and most challenging crowd safety projects.

Keith has developed and taught a wide range of crowd dynamics, crowd science, crowd planning, crowd safety and crowd risk analysis short courses for event organisers, police, first responders, emergency planners, city authorities, building control officers, licensing officers, architects, event managers, security companies, venue operators and consulting engineers. These courses draw on his extensive experience of planning major events, his various research projects and application of crowd safety and risk analysis over the last 30 years.

What's in it for you?

Come to hear from a world renown Specialist on the subject & how his methods are implemented in actual Events.

Who should attend

IOSH North Wales Branch members, members from other IOSH Branches, Event Specialists & Security Companies and colleagues in the H&S profession .

What you need to know

There will be a hot buffet served from 18.30 on a first come first served basis – no need to book.

The meeting will start at 19.00 hours with Keith’s presentation.


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