Safe Events Announces 'Medical' Talking Shop Event

Author / Mark Breen
12 Feb ‘19
We've announced the 3rd in our Talking Shop series of events. It will look at first aid / medical cover for events. This is always a hot topic of debate in the industry. Hopefully this event will be of use to us all.

The details

This event is being held in Wood Quay Venue, in Dublin city centre. 

The date is 29th May 2019.

It will begin at 10am and should be finished by 1pm.

We will leave a good amount of time for the panel session, which will include scope for questions and input from attendees.

We are limited to approximately 110 people in this venue.

It costs €20 to attend and you can register your place here.

Why attend?

The content will likely be of interest to anyone involved in running events where first aid / medical cover is a feature. To be fair, that's probably all events. This one should be of use to people involved even in a voluntary capacity in running events, maybe for a local sports club etc. 

In particular, it may interest:

  • Local authorities
  • Event Safety Officers
  • Event Controllers
  • Local festival organisers
  • Event medical professionals
  • Voluntary medical organisation members 
  • Promoters
  • Event management companies

It is open to all and we welcome anyone with an interest in the area to attend.

The keynote

Dave Rock is an experienced Event Medical Controller, having filled this role at events in the UK and Ireland for many years and is one of the founders of Festimed. As a specialist event medical cover provider, Festimed has been active in the UK for a long time and has become active here in Ireland in recent years. 

Having planned and delivered medical cover for everything from the Dublin Marathon, to the Isle of Wight Festival, from Dublin Pride to Bestival, from Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann to Common People and many more, Dave is vastly experienced in his field.

Dave's address will look at some specific questions and topics around:

  1. Risk Assessments
  2. Appropriate medical cover
  3. Who decides what cover level you need?

You will come away with a much better understand of how you can establish what medical cover you need for your event, who can help you do so and how best to ensure you and your attendees are covered.

The panel

After Dave's address, he will join an industry Panel Session, which will explore the topic more deeply, looking at particular issues and areas of interested within the Irish market in particular.

There will be an opportunity here for attendees to put questions to the panel, both in advance as well as on the day.

Panel members currently confirmed include:

We're talking to a couple more people to maybe join the paneL for this one too.

The bottom line

The 1st in the Talking Shop series saw 200+ people register to attend. All of the Talking Shop events won't appeal to 200+ people, we don't think, but as long as we are providing content of use to a decent number of people in the industry then we're happy. 

If that includes you, then register for a seat here.