Risk Management And Law For Event Managers (PG)

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Subject Aim:

The aim of the subject is to ensure you have a high level of understanding, up to date knowledge of risk and the ability to use the risk management process. This includes the ability to research, comprehend and comply with the laws such as local rules and regulations and contractual requirements related to event management.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Determine the risk environment and the cultural, social and political origins of risk.
  2. Classify and comply with the laws, regulations and local rules related to any event.
  3. Apply the risk management standard process to all future events.
  4. Analyse, research and adapt the lessons learned from past risks
  5. Develop a correct risk register and other document system needed to capture, report and assess risk
  6. Understand the professional ethics and duty of care.

Student Assessment:

Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Assessment One

Students will be required to create a Risk Management Plan to include: Initial Risk Assessment Developed Risk Control Plan An Emergency Management Plan Traffic Management Plan Waste Management Plan Site Safety Induction Checklists

Assessment Two

Students will be required to read 6 selected readings relating to Risk Management for events and participate in online discussions on Moodle.

Assessment Three

Students will be required to work in small groups and prepare an analysis of a past event that resulted in a disaster, loss of human life or other high risk incidents. Students will be required to determine the cause of the risk/disaster and make recommendations on how the risk could have been avoided. They will need to determine what laws were broken; what insurances could have been used to protect the event organiser and the attendees and what the key areas of weaknesses there were in the Risk Management Plan.