Thursday 26 January 2012, 10:57 | By

AIF stages safety conference

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The Association Of Independent Festivals will stage a one day conference on 3 Feb on ‘Structural And Crowd Safety’ which, following tragedies at events in Europe and the US last year caused by extreme weather conditions, will look at how better outdoor structures and emergency planning procedures can reduce the dangers of strong winds and heavy storms on festival sites.

Among the experts sharing their knowledge will be Chris Kemp from Bucks University’s International Centre for Crowd Management & Safety Studies; Simon James from The Event Safety Shop; Andy Yates from Webb Yates Engineers; and Richard Bryan from the Bearded Theory Festival.

The full day event will take place at the Royal Festival Hall. Details here.

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