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YOUROPE announces new festival safety training initiative

By | Published on Wednesday 27 October 2010

Pan-European festivals organisation YOUROPE has teamed up with Buckinghamshire New University to launch a new training course and professional certificate in Event Safety & Security Management. The new course is aimed at everyone working in the operational management of music festivals, and covers, amongst other things, legalities, risk evaluation, emergency planning, financial controls and other logistics stuff.

The course will be run at Bucks New University, but will also be made available to other organisations who want to train their own staff internally – ie other people can be trained to deliver the course too, with Bucks and YOUROPE making teaching materials available to festival companies who want to train up their own teams in this way. Forty YOUROPE members have already been trained to deliver the course.

The aim, YOUROPE say, is to provide a cost effective way to share this important information that can help ensure crowd safety at major music events across Europe.

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