Meet the Right Team

We're both strategic & operational and it's a proven formula.

Our Team is the most experienced & qualified in the country.
Meet

Martin Cullen

Director
I particularly enjoy the challenge of facilitating crowds in non-event spaces. Some of the best events take place in venues that are not actually designed to accommodate crowds. As Event & Crowd Safety specialists, we take on that challenge and work with our clients to make their events happen. I get great satisfaction out of the end result.

Specialisation

Custom Event Site Planning / Stakeholder Engagement

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Crowd Safety
  • NVQ Spectator Safety Management (currently completing)
  • Degree in Micro-Electronics

Professional memberships

  • Specialist Member of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (SIIRSM)
  • Member of the Emergency Management Institute of Ireland (EMII)
  • Member of the Event Safety Alliance (ESA)
  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)

Recent roles / projects

  • Leading our delivery on Dublin Pride 2020
  • Leading the Site Team for a large State event in Q2 of 2020
  • Working on plans for an annual Local Authority Halloween event

 

 

Meet

Mark Breen

Director
I'm passionate about helping to raise the general level of safety at events through training, knowledge-sharing and development of resources. I enjoy being operational on large-scale, challenging events while also revelling in the creation and development of systems, procedures, documentation and more to improve how we plan and manage events.

Specialisation

EMP Development / Licence Applications / Training

Qualifications

  • MSc Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis (graduating 2020)
  • PgDIP Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis
  • Diploma in Crowd Science & Risk Analysis
  • NVQ Spectator Safety Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in PR & Event Management

Professional memberships

  • Specialist Fellow of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (SFIIRSM RSP)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (F.ISRM)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Place Management (FIPM)
  • Technical Member of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
  • Member of the Emergency Management Institute of Ireland (EMII)
  • Member of the Event Safety Alliance (ESA)
  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)
  • Member of the Emergency Planning Society (EPS)
  • Graduate Member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII)

Recent roles / projects

  • Working on a H&S project for a large 3rd-level institution 
  • Developing new processes and procedures for a State client
  • Delivering our #EventInsights webinar series

 

 

 

Meet

Ise Murphy

Associate Consultant
I am an international major event professional with demonstrated experience in developing strategy, designing and delivering high scale, high profile events and festivals. I am a qualified crowd safety professional and I tend to focus on event safety and transport planning. I am passionate about improving the overall experience of crowds on events I am involved in.

Specialisation

Event Safety / Transport Planning / Crowd Consultancy

Qualifications

  • PgDip Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis
  • Diploma in Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis
  • NVQ Spectator Safety Management
  • Honours Degree in Events Management 
  • First Aid at Work, Level 3

Professional memberships

  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)

Recent roles / projects

  • Delivered a guest lecture on Crowd Management to Plymouth University Event Management students
  • Produced the London St. Patrick’s Day 2019
  • Produced and assessed the tender for a crowd dynamics study for a high level, security sensitive state occasion
Meet

Conor O'Cleirigh

Project Assistant / Trainee Safety Officer
I am developing my career in Event Safety, having worked as Health & Safety Assistant at a range of large-scale festivals in Ireland over the past few years. I have also spent time as a Production Assistant on festivals. I have a major passion for music, which has seen me working as a DJ, organising and promoting night-time events since I was a teenager.

Specialisation

Event Safety / Event Production / Logistics

Qualifications

  • Honours Degree in Event Management
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate (ongoing)
  • Diploma in Crowd Science (ongoing)

Professional memberships

  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)

Recent roles / projects

  • Coordinating H&S elements of an event build for a new client
  • Assisting in the planning and coordination of a large-scale, State ceremonial event in 2020
  • Developing content for some Briefing Notes to be launched in 2020
Meet

Dessie Brosnan

Project Manager
I've worked in a Production role for many years on some of Ireland's largest festivals and have my own recording studio too. I regularly work in Safety Officer and Site Manager roles these days and have been Project Manager on a number of Safe Events client projects, including international ones. I enjoy getting stuck in and solving issues on site, be they safety or production-related.

Specialisation

Site Management / Safety Management / Logistics

Qualifications

  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)
  • Diploma in Crowd Science (ongoing)
  • Diploma in Advanced Sound and Music Technology
  • Diploma in Festival Management & Sound Production 

Professional memberships

  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)

Recent roles / projects

  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)
  • Leading our delivery on an international event with 2 large Irish brands
  • Site-planning for a new event client
  • Working on site and logistics for Dublin Pride 2020
Meet

Rob Hickey

Safety Specialist
I am at home when dealing with large crowds. I revel in the challenge of planning for and managing the movement & enjoyment of large crowds of people at events. With a traditional H&S background, I've been working on some of the biggest events in Ireland for many years, applying & adapting my safety training to work for crowds.

Specialisation

Transport & Traffic Management Systems / Safety Systems Audit & Review 

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Crowd Science & Risk Analysis
  • MSc in Occupational Health & Safety & Ergonomics
  • Manual Handling Instructor

Professional memberships

  • Graduate Member of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
  • Member of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)

Recent roles / projects

  • Looking after Safety for a number of non-event clients 
  • Consulting on a variety of projects 
  • Advising on development of an international Transport Management Plan

 

 

 

 

Event Team

Our people are key to everything that we do. Our Event Team members are handpicked and highly trained, making them the best operational Event Team in the country.

All our Event Team members undergo our Core Skills training programme, which includes:

  • First Aid
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Safety
  • Disability Awareness
  • Volunteer Engagement
  • Event Safety
ONE MORE THING...

Our Event Team members are all Garda-Vetted

Our Event Team members regularly fill roles including:

  • Event Controller / Deputy Event Controller
  • Safety Officer / Deputy Safety Officer
  • Safety Management Team
  • Transport Management Team
DID YOU KNOW...

Many of our Event Team members have Diplomas in Crowd Science & Risk Analysis