Crowd Safety at Events

Crowd Safety at Events

An introduction to crowd safety and risk analysis

College of Event Management is proud to announce a new international partnership with Keith Still, one of the world’s leading experts in crowd science.

This exciting collaboration gives you access to Keith’s highly regarded ‘Introduction to Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis’ course. A great way to advance your existing events career.

About Keith

Keith has consulted on some of the world’s largest, and most challenging crowd safety projects. He has lectured at the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College (EPC) where he contributed to a wide range of crowd safety related courses.

During his career Keith developed and used a range of sophisticated crowd modelling and simulation tools which have been used for the analysis of crowds in complex and built spaces for over two decades.

The objective of Keith’s research is to develop standards for crowd safety. Keith’s work remains true to that core principle.

Hear Keith talk about Crowd Safety at Events HERE

Course duration

The course is self-paced and can be completed according to individual learner work rates.

On average this course takes 12 weeks to complete at a rate of approximately 6 hours per week.

The course is designed for anyone working in or interested in crowd management for events or a related field. No prior crowd safety knowledge is required.

This course opens your eyes to the potential issues with mass gatherings. It  provides the tools and knowledge to assess the event plans and proposed mitigation for major events. The delivery and information provided is beyond reproach. Glad to see the course in Australia.” CEO, Canberra Exhibition Park, Australia

Other benefits:

  1.  Valuable addition to any event manager’s toolkit
  2. Proven skills in crowd safety are a great addition to your CV
  3. Enhanced employment prospects or career progression

This self-paced online course teaches the theory and application of crowd science for major events.

There are 16 core modules in this course.

Each topic covers an aspect of crowd science, crowd dynamics, crowd risk analysis, crowd safety and crowd/event modelling.

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. DIM-ICE Risk Analysis
  3. Crowd Dynamics – crowd density and crowd flow rates
  4. Crowd Modelling – mapping sites
  5. RAMP Analysis – routes, areas, movement and profiles/people
  6. Crowd Counting
  7. Crowd Monitoring and Influencing Behaviour
  8. Introduction to Queueing Systems
  9. Crowd Risk Analysis – Risk and Congestion Mapping
  10. Site Design – evaluating crowd flows
  11. Site Egress Analysis – case study
  12. Optimising Emergency Response Times
  13. Crowd Simulations
  14. Decision Analysis – Communications, risk and emergency responses
  15. Emergency Situations and Crowd Behaviour
  16. Course Summary
  17. Academic Writing and Harvard Referencing


Students have access to the following learning materials:

  1. Video lectures and PDFs of the slides
  2. Supporting documents and papers
  3. 3D crowd modelling software
  4. Forum discussion with our experts and other international students
  5.  Essay writing advice
  6. Graded certificate of achievement


Upon completion of this course you will receive an Accredited Certificate of Achievement.

The course is approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management