Registration Opens for Actsafe Crowd Safety Workshop

Does your work involve the production of festivals, shows, or other live events? Do you know how to best manage large crowds, and have a plan for your event in the case of emergencies?

Actsafe Safety Association welcomes UK-based crowd safety expert Eric Stuart of Gentian Events Ltd. to present his popular two-day Crowd Safety Workshop in Burnaby, March 5-6, 2019.


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.

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

  • Understand the differences between crowd management and crowd control.

  • Understand the main risks in managing crowds.

  • 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.


Registration is $300, with a discounted rate of $250 for delegates of the Actsafe 2019 Event Safety Conference. Registrants interested in taking advantage of this offer should register first for the conference; your confirmation email will contain a discount code to use for your workshop registration

March 5-6, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Lunch is provided)
Actsafe Safety Association
#140-4259 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 1H1

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