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Risk Management

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students know:
• The methodological basis for the creation of a safety concept,
• The main sources of danger that influence visitor safety at events,
• The possibility of influencing the safety of visitors by means of risk management, and
• The behavior of people in emergencies.

The students can:
• Analyze event-related sources of danger,
• Apply risk management to events,
• Perform risk assessments and
• Develop preventive and reactive security measures.

prerequisites and co-requisites

none

course contents

• Risk management system
• Risk management process: Definition of protection goals, risk identification, risk analysis, risk assessment, possibilities of risk management
• Risk communication
• Human behavior in an emergency (herd behavior, movement patterns, panic situations)
• Methodical fundamentals and contents Safety concept
• Scenario-based and scenario-independent action planning (emergency planning) incl. associated communication concept
• Capacity of event areas: Calculation of area capacities, calculation of required escape route widths, admission management, circulation and downstream planning, barrier and barricade planning
• Information preparation and presentation for visitors

Event-specific problems, including significant influencing factors, are identified and analyzed by means of numerous case studies and videos, and proposed solutions for future prevention are developed.

The course concludes with a simulation game in which situations with emergency and crisis potential are simulated. By experiencing and working through these scenarios, students develop the necessary decision-making and solution skills to manage emergencies during events.

recommended or required reading

Bardy, M. (2019). Crowd Management. In Veranstaltungssicherheit - Von der Praxis für die Praxis: Band 4: Kommunikation - Rettungstechnik und Sanitätsdienst - Crowdmanagement und Terrorismusvorbeugung (S. 25-61). Wien: Service-GmbH der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich.
Drury, J., & Stott, C. (2013). Crowds in the 21st Century. London: Routledge.
Event Safety Alliance. (2014). The Event Safety Guide. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.
Festag, S. (2014). Umgang mit Risiken. Qualifizierung und Quantifizierung. Wien: Beuth Verlag.
Helbing, D., & Mukerji, P. (25. 06 2012). Crowd disasters as systemic failures: analysis of the Love Parade disaster. Abrufbar von https://epjdatascience.springeropen.com/articles/10.1140/epjds7
Still, K. G. (2013). Introduction to Crowd Science. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

assessment methods and criteria

Presentation

language of instruction

German

number of ECTS credits allocated

3.5

course-hours-per-week (chw)

1.5

planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

6

name of lecturer(s)

Martin Bardy MA, BEd, BA, MBA

year of study

3

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

bb.RIM.1

type of course unit

seminar-degree

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable