About

The current situation in the event industry regarding safety is in one sense that it is ”organically grown”. The starting point was a perceived necessity in the industry, rather than government impositions. The development in the industry has been mainly self-regulatory.

CISKT discussions started on the assumption that a training package should be holistically designed to meet the entire perceived situation or, at least, not exclusively focus on the raising of competence.

The goals therefore, of the training package are to educate the entities involved and to create interfaces for cooperation and dialogue.

The purpose of the project is to develop an event safety training course:

  • that meets actual needs
  • is permanent (i.e. lives on after the project)
  • and, if possible, constitutes the basis for a certification within event safety

The main aim is to transfer an educational model that has been used in Sweden for the training of event safety personnel into an academic training programme that will be suitable for use in other European countries, initially the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Therefore the CISKT project group outlined a three-part training package.

CISKT is run by a consortium:

  • University of Karlstad
  • University of Tartu
  • University of Seinäjoki
  • Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
  • Liveside (Event Safety provider)
Supported by national reference groups:
Sweden

Swedish National Police Agency
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Centre
Göteborg & CO (municipal promoter)
Malmöfestivalen (municipal festival)
Luger (promoter)
Storsjöyran (festival)
Show Security (Event Safety provider)
Tarantsec (Event Safety provider)
Friends Arena (arena)
Stockholm Globe Arenas (multiple arenas)

Estonia
Viljandi Folk Music Festival 2013Estonian Ministry of Culture
Tallinn Filharmonic Society
Estonian Rescue Service
G4S

 

Finland

Hartwall Arena
LocalCrew
Seinäjoki Tangofestival
Jurassicrock-festival
Seinäjoki police Dep
Provinssirockfestival
Laurea university of applied sciences

Project background

The current situation in the event industry regarding safety is in one sense that it is ”organically grown”. The starting point was a perceived necessity in the industry, rather than government impositions. The development in the industry has been mainly self-regulatory.

CISKTdiscussions started on the assumption that atraining package should be holistically designed to meet the entire perceived situation or, at least, not exclusively focus on the raising of competence.

The goals therefore, of the training package are to educate the entities involved and to create interfaces for cooperation and dialogue.

The purpose of the project is to develop  an event safety training course:

  • that meets actual needs
  • is permanent (i.e. lives on after the project)
  • and if possible, constitutes the basis for a certification within event safety

The main aim is to transfer an educational model that has been used in Sweden for the training of event safety personnel into an academic training programme that will be suitable for use in other European countries, initially the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Therefore the CISKT project group outlined a three-part training package.