Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events

Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events


Events of all types are produced every day for all manner of purposes, attracting all sorts of people. To provide a safe and secure setting in which people gather is imperative. Event risk and hazard management must be fully integrated into all event plans and throughout the event management process.

Hazard management is the planning process required for the effective management of potential adverse incidents and areas of uncertainty. It involves intensive, detailed planning and cooperation to apply control systems to minimise hazards associated with venues, outdoor sites, work procedures, facilities, equipment and crowds of spectators. It involves planning for emergencies and security, and compliance with legal constraints and requirements.

Risk and Hazard Management for Festivals and Events provides students with a comprehensive, fully integrated planning and management mechanism that can be applied to events of all types and size. The Event Safety Management System provides guidelines and processes for proactive methods to identify, assess and control hazardous conditions and practices. The system incorporates design of festival venues and sites, and unites the operational functions of crowd control, communications, security, terrorism prevention processes and emergency response protocols.

Explanation of the causes of crowd disasters and studies into crowd behaviour are supported with international case studies. Written in an accessible, practical way, this book is essential reading for all events students and event managers.

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Peter Wynn-Moylan
Hardback | 312 pages
171 x 248 x 24mm | 780g
Publication date
14 Sep 2017
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Illustrations note
Style copy: Doing Events Research 9780415666688 adapted to PC4, B&W and extra text box design; 2 Line drawings, black and white; 24 Halftones, black and white; 10 Tables, black and white; 26 Illustrations, black and white