Star Events’ Special Projects Director, Roger Barrett, will talk temporary structures at the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management’s (IIRSM) Crowd and Event Safety conference in October.

Almost every event uses temporary structures and there are obvious risks involved but a lack of information to help assess and deal with those dangers.

Roger’s talk will update conference attendees about the HSE’s input to making temporary structures safer, give real life examples of failures and near misses, introduce his traffic light system, which lets anyone assess the overall safety of a temporary structure and demonstrate the single most likely sign of a poor stage design.

Highly commended at the inaugural IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards earlier this year, Star Events’ senior team provides in-house training and consultancy to its clients, ensuring safer, and better, events.

Roger Barrett sat on his first event industry safety committee in 1988 and has written or contributed to substantial sections of most of the guidance in current use.

Roger has lectured worldwide about the safety of Temporary Demountable Structures and specialises in cutting through the jargon to help event professionals understand the basics of what makes temporary structures safe, or not.

This event, presentations and networking, plays an important part in the development of health and event safety. The comprehensive agenda also covers the psychology of crowds and how to manage them, scenario and emergency planning and prioritising and understanding risks based on impact.  It’s a must-attend conference for all event professionals.

The one-day IIRSM Crowd and Event Safety conference takes place on 10 October 2018 in Victoria Place, Manchester and on 20 March 2019 at 100 Victoria Street, London.