CM3 Crowd Modelling, Management & Movement

For those with a role associated with planning for, scrutinising plans and/or managing crowd situations and events. Typically this brings together event organisers, safety and security professionals, the emergency services, and voluntary and commercial organisations.

This course provides an appreciation of the basic principles of crowd psychology and associated human dynamics during stages of events and during emergency situations.

You will learn the basic mathematical calculations required to enable you to plan or check plans for crowds at events including ingress and egress rates, densities and circulation considerations.

By the end of the course you will be able to undertake the basic calculations required to assess those parts of crowd safety management proposals held within Event Management Plans or undertake those at a basic level yourself.

You will be able to rationalise the necessity of certain calculations and the associated flow rates and densities and be able to explain their importance to others.

The course relies heavily on examples where fundamental principles have not been applied or have been unenforced and led to avoidable situations often leading to preventable fatalities or injuries.

Course Details

Who should attend?

This event typically brings together: event Managers, safety professionals, local authorities, events organisers and Safety Advisory Group members. It is also appropriate for those who work in: police, fire, ambulance, the voluntary sector and shopping centres, theme parks, sporting or music events etc.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Outline the principle guidelines, legislation and regulations for safety and contingency planning for crowds at venues and events
  • Explain the difference between crowd management and crowd control
  • Describe the phases and nature of crowds and their psychology
  • Evaluate the safety features of an event proposal in terms of crowd management
  • Conduct calculations for flow rates and density for people in crowded places
  • Identify crowd behaviours in emergency situations.

Pre-attendance requirements:

Introduction to Crowd & Public Safety Management course advised.


The course supports the rest of the Public Safety curriculum by examining this particular discipline in detail, at a level suitable for those with a reasonable degree of professional experience.

Ref No. Start Date / Time End Date / Time Venue Cost (Ex VAT) Availability
2017/37/PA 11/09/2017 09:30 12/09/2017 17:30 The Hawkhills £835.00 9 Book Online
2017/42/PA1 16/10/2017 09:30 17/10/2017 17:30 The Hawkhills £835.00 8 Book Online
2017/46/PA 13/11/2017 09:30 14/11/2017 17:30 The Hawkhills £835.00 10+ Book Online