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 and management & stakeholder engagement

Qualifications

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

Professional memberships

  • Specialist Member of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • 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 a large Safe Events Team for Dublin Pride 2018

Conducting regular site visits ahead of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018

Leading delivery on multiple Summer festivals

Meet

Mark Breen

Director
I'm passionate about helping to raise the general level of safety at events through training and development of resources. As part of the MSc I'm doing, I'm also working on developing a database resource and a new classification system that might aid the global Event Safety & Crowd Safety community in learning from disasters at events.

Specialisation

EMP development, licence applications & training

Qualifications

  • MSc Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis (graduating 2018)
  • Diploma in Crowd Science & Risk Analysis
  • NVQ Spectator Safety Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in PR & Event Management

Professional memberships

  • Technical Member of Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
  • Specialist Member of International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • 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

Prepping for the Isle of Wight festival where I'll be working as the 'Show H&S Manager' 

Developing a safety plan for a challenging build & break period for an incentive event

Continuing to develop and update some internal Risk Management tools

Meet

Elaine Fitzsimon

Project Manager
My background is in Project Management and design. I find that utilising my PM skills on event projects, both large and small, is quite effective and allows for solid management of the entire process, from brief through to delivery. My strengths lie in designing event sites and managing their production on-site.

Specialisation

Site design, CAD, Site Management

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Crowd Science & Risk Analysis
  • Diploma in Interior Design and Manual Draughtsmanship
  • IACT Diploma in Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator
  • City & Guilds Award in Computer Aided Draughtsmanship (CAD) Two Dimensional
  • FETAC Award in Computer Applications, Information Technology Skills and Business Administration

Recent roles / projects

Site Design & Management for Dublin Pride Festival 2018

Site Design & Management for the Irish Maritime Festival 2018

Leading the Safe Events project Team for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018

Meet

Mags Connelly

Project Lead
I enjoy combining my experience in traditional Occupational H&S with my specialisation in events and crowds. Successfully incorporating both to the benefit of a client's event is quite rewarding. I also have a particular interest in Emergency Planning & Management for events, especially large-scale, city-wide, public mass gathering events.

Specialisation

Emergency Management, Occupational H&S & training

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Crowd Science & Risk Analysis
  • NVQ Spectator Safety Management
  • Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
  • Certificate in Safety, Health and Welfare
  • Diploma in Training & Education

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)
  • Member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM)
  • 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 the Team working on the new Fever Pitch festival in Galway

Working with Leinster Open Sea to develop the Liffey Swim event for 2018

Doing some work with Paralympics Ireland ahead of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships 

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

Design & management of transport & traffic management systems, crowd management & 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 

Advising on development of an international Transport Management Plan

Consulting on a variety of projects throughout 2018

 

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