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AGF announces 2018 assessor training courses

The next intake of A Greener Festival (AGF)’s assessor training courses are fast approaching, with upcoming dates at Manchester Metropolitan University on 9 and 10 April.

The course offers graduates a rapid route into environmental operations and will equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to undertake thorough assessments of a wide range of indoor and outdoor events.

Topics covered include:

According to AGF, the course is suitable for event and festival organisers who wish to improve the environmental integrity of their event; those training to work in event management; anyone whose remit includes the environmental impact of the events they organise; those wishing to update their professional skills; those already working in or actively involved in event sustainability; those working in events-related businesses such as event suppliers; anyone who is passionate about preserving the environment and limiting the environmental damage around events; and anyone wishing to join the A Greener Festival assessment team.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will receive an internationally recognised award, and will be able to undertake audits on behalf of A Greener Festival under the supervision of a senior assessor.

To find out more, email training@agreenerfestival.com.

 


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Goldsmith backs venue terror training

British security firm Templewood has launched a training course, believed to be the first of its kind, to educate event staff on how to properly respond to a terrorist attack.

Designed for first-response staff working in venues that cater for large public gatherings, such as concert venues, stadia, shopping centres, office complexes and airports, the Emergency Response Officer Level 3 qualification was developed in response to “terrorist attacks in major cities, such as those in Brussels, London, Munich, Nairobi, Nice, Orlando and Paris”, says Templewood, encompasses all classes of emergency, including facility failures and building collapse.

The qualification is backed by veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who comments: “Having promoted and managed some of the world’s most popular music events, I know how important good security can be to any event of mass attendance. Any training that can enhance the capabilities of both security and event staff alike can only be a positive.”

“It is no longer reasonable to assume that all emergencies can be prevented or handled by security services and police”

Templewood’s Dick Andrews adds: “Any mass congregation puts people at risk, and it is no longer reasonable to assume that all emergencies can be prevented or handled by security services and police. This accredited qualification will be invaluable for first-response staff, enabling them to assist the emergency services and provide lifesaving assistance in the vital 60 minutes immediately after an incident.”

Interested venues should email ero@templewoodtraining.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 939 9959 for more information.


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