Crowd Safety Workshop:

Combining Math, Physics, Psychology and Behaviours to Achieve Safe Outcomes

Facilitator: Eric Stuart, PM, BA Hons, UKCMA - Director, Gentian Events

2018’s Crowd Safety Workshop was such a resounding success, we had to bring Eric Stuart back for a second year to present this exceptional professional development opportunity. Discounted workshop rates are available to conference delegates, but register early - this workshop will sell out fast!

UPDATE (Feb. 6): Both sessions are now fully booked! Join the waitlist for the session of your choice.

This year’s Crowd Safety Workshops take place outside of conference dates so that delegates don’t miss out on programming.

Workshop Overview

When large groups of people gather to enjoy festivals, concerts, shows, parades, and other special events, there are risks that need to be considered. If your work involves planning to accommodate large groups of people, you need to know how to plan to mitigate these risks and keep your crowds safe. 

To provide an in-depth look at crowd safety, UK-based crowd management expert Eric Stuart presents a two-day session: Crowd Safety: Combining Math, Physics, Psychology and Behaviours to Achieve Safe Outcomes. The course aims to provide an understanding of the four aspects of basic crowd safety and to provide techniques to plan and manage safe pedestrian flows in crowded places during all phases of an event including emergencies.


Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the main risks in managing crowds.

  • Understand the differences between crowd management and crowd control.

  • Describe the phases of crowds and their psychology.

  • Conduct calculations for flow rates and density for people in crowded places.

  • Identify crowd behaviours in emergency situations and how to manage them.

  • Understand how to use non-computer models to plan for crowds.

  • Understand human behaviours that affect crowds: Route modelling, Normalcy Bias,
    Dread Theory, De-individuation and the RAS.


About the Facilitator

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Eric Stuart (QPM, BA Hons, UKCMA) - Director of Gentian Events Ltd.

After a 33-year police career which included the planning of some of the United Kingdom's biggest events including: Notting Hill Carnival, London New Year's Eve and three Olympic Torch Relays, Eric retired from the Police Force in 2012. He was determined to continue improving crowd safety at events, and hence Gentian Events Limited was born. See Eric’s full bio here.

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Dates & Location


Session 1 (FULL):
March 5-6, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Session 2 (FULL):
March 11-12, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Actsafe Safety Association
#140-4259 Canada Way
Burnaby BC V5G 1H1


Registration & Workshop Fee 

Workshop only: $300

Discounted rate for delegates of Actsafe Event Safety Conference: $250
*Register first for the conference; your confirmation email will contain a discount code to use for your workshop registration

(Applicable fees and taxes charged online at check-out)


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