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Swiss partner

Mind Over Matter, which specialises in crowded space education and consultancy, has a new partnership with Institut Suisse de Sécurité Urbaine et Evénementielle (iSSUE) in Geneva.

The partnership will see iSSUE running Mind Over Matter training courses culminating in three Professional Certificate programmes which comprise modules including those covering risk assessment, emergency & crisis management, evacuation and invacuation planning, scientific notions of crowd management and practice, crowd management planning and control room management.

The programmes are taught in French and are aimed in Switzerland at event organisers, local authorities and security companies supporting them in ensuring safer venues for their audiences.

Pascal Viot of iSSUE said: ‘This partnership between Mind Over Matter and iSSUE is a unique opportunity for us to bring the knowledge and expertise on this subject out of the UK and make it available in the French speaking part of Europe. There is a real need for education and learning on good practice to enable us all to work towards running safer events and ultimately, to ensure the welfare of the attendees.’

Chris Kemp, founder and Managing Director of Mind Over Matter, pictured, was a speaker at the last ST17 event of 2017, at Heathrow earlier this month. He said: ‘We are very much looking forward to working with iSSUE to deliver these courses and to reaching a new audience. Our educational philosophy is learning in the round where small inserts of theory are tested during work based scenarios in the classroom ensuring that the educational theory is applied and can be taken away and delivered in their own workplaces.’

About Prof Chris Kemp

He is the founder and Managing Director of Mind Over Matter – – which specialises in crowded space education, crowd planning and management, risk identification, assessment and management and issues in crowded space. He is also Professor of Public Policy at Edinburgh Napier University. He was employed by the UK health and safety regulator the HSE as their crowd expert for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has a degree in human movement a masters in administration and a PhD in cognitive psychology.


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