Crowd Management Centre at Bucks New University plays pivotal role in Health and Safety Guide

The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies, based at Buckinghamshire New University, is playing a leading role in developing a new edition of a guide to health, safety and welfare at events which will be used across the industry.

The revised edition of the Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events is due to be published in October by The Events Industry Forum (EIF), a body which comprises events industry Trade Associations and similar organisations (including The Centre at Bucks New University).

Teresa Moore, Head of Department – Music and Events Management at Bucks New University and director of education and training for the Centre, is one of the four editors of the Guide and has contributed to chapters focused on crowd management and barriers and fencing.

Teresa Moore, Head of Department - Music and Events Management at Bucks New University

Teresa Moore, Head of Department – Music and Events Management at Bucks New University

Mark Hamilton, the Hhead of the Centre and one of the leading experts in the industry, chaired working groups of events industry professionals putting together the guide, while Tony Ball of Show & Event Security (and a Board member of the Centre) also contributed to the chapter on crowd management.

The second edition of the Guide has been written by members of The EIF in consultation with the UK events industry and representatives from regional and national Government. It replaces the first edition originally published by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and will cover legislation and good practice for event organisers and suppliers.

Contributions to the latest edition

Teresa Moore, who speaks extensively nationally and internationally on festivals and events, said: “Anyone who is connected to live events has probably referred to the Purple Guide at some stage, so The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies is extremely pleased to be contributing to this latest edition. We feel this illustrates the important role The Centre plays as advisor and commentator on the events industry.”

Mark Hamilton added: “Since its first edition, the Guide has been the foremost piece of guidance available to organisers of all types of events to ensure the public are able to attend in a safe and secure environment. The success of what became known as the ‘Purple Guide’ can be seen through its longevity as an industry standard and in the way it has been adopted globally by event organisers.”

Further information on ‘The Purple Guide’

View more information about The Purple Guide in its draft form at thepurpleguide.co.uk

For more information about The International Centre for Crowd Management and Security Studies go to iccmss.co.uk

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