Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis short course

Prof. Dr. G Keith Still

Prof. Dr. G Keith Still

Course Leader

Keith is the Professor of Crowd Science at Manchester Metropolitan University where he develops teaching, training and educational programmes (classroom and on-line) delivered around the world.

Keith specialises in teaching the principles and applications of Crowd Safety and Crowd Risk Analysis. He has over 25 years of experience consulting on major events around the world (UK, USA, Australia, Saudi Arabia).

He has developed several leading crowd simulations systems and has written a book “Introduction to Crowd Science” which covers the last 25 years of teaching the principles and applications of the crowd sciences, modelling, monitoring and managing crowds in built and complex spaces.

He is a member of the Expert Witness Institute and specialise in crowd safety, crowd risk analysis and personal injury at events and has worked on cases in UK, Europe and USA.

Steve Laws

Steve Laws

Course Tutor

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in Crisis Management, Training Programme Design, Operations Management, Coaching, and Training Needs Analysis. Strong professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Crowd Safety Management from Buckinghamshire New University.


If you are involved with planning for crowds in places of public assembly, you need to understand the principles and applications of crowd safety and risk analysis. This course draws on Prof. Still’s extensive research and experience from crowd management projects around the world.

This course is approved and certified by Manchester Metropolitan University. If you are interested in a MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis then this course will be of specific interest as it is designed as an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) course.


To develop greater awareness of how individuals and crowds react, and behave, in places of public assembly. We explore the application of crowd safety and risk analysis techniques to enhance public safety. This approach is outlined in the book “Introduction to Crowd Science” and taught across a range of short courses at University Levels 5 (Foundation Degree), Level 6 (BA Hons) and Level 7 (MSc Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis).

This short course introduces the delegate to the subject materials and is a bridging link between industry experience and further academic studies. We run these courses around the world, if you are interested in a course at your site/venue/location, send us an email.


If you are involved in planning, or licensing/permitting crowded spaces, then you need to understand crowd safety and crowd risk analysis. The course covers sports, entertainment, shopping, transport, festivals, mass gatherings, street events and places of public assembly. We cover site and venue operations for managers, stewarding and security organizations, police officers with crowd management responsibilities, architects working in the complex and built environment and local authorities with licensing/permitting/approval planning, building control and/or leisure management responsibilities.


Delegates will be issued with certificates of attendance and have the option to submit work for assessment for further certification (certificate of achievement approved by MMU). This course is a pre-qualification for entry to the University MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis.


  • Anticipate, plan and prepare for crowd safety in a wide range of places of public assembly.
  • Identify crowd risks during planning, licensing/permitting and operations.
  • Document and present crowd safety management plans and risk assessments.
  • Apply crowd risk analysis techniques for planning and managing crowds

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