Introduction to Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis (VLE)

English and German course materials and lectures - email for details.


We have developed an eLearning version of the “Introduction to Crowd Safety and Crowd Risk Analysis" short course we run around the world. This online, self-paced course teaches the theory and applications of crowd science for major events. Here is a link to delegate quotes from the face-to-face courses. Click here to access the eLearning site or email me for further information. 

Successful completion of this on-line course can be used as an Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) route for entry to the MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis at Manchester Metroplitan University. 

Each topic below is hyperlinked to a page of indicative content. The course support book can be found on this link.

iirsm approved training May18 May21There are 16 core modules in the “Introduction to Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis” eLearning course. Each topic covers an aspect of crowd science, crowd dynamics, crowd risk analysis, crowd safety and crowd/event modelling. The course is an approved training programme from the International Institue of Risk and Safety Management.

Video of the Course Outline - click here.

There are forum discussions integrated to each learning element and two wirtten assessments for a certificate of achievement.

For your application you get

  • Access to the learning materials (video lectures, PDF’s of the slides) 
  • Supporting documents and papers, 
  • The 3D crowd modelling software (see this link for details)
  • Forum discussion with our experts
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Essay submission and feedback

Below is a short video for first time users


To access the Moodle site with this link. 

Course topics - click on the title below for a brief overview of each topic

1.             Introduction and Overview 

2.            DIM-ICE Risk Analysis

3.            Crowd Dynamics - crowd density and crowd flow rates

4.            Crowd Modelling - mapping sites

5.            RAMP Analysis - routes, areas, movement and profiles/people

6.            Crowd Monitoring and Influencing Behaviour

7.            Introduction to Queueing Systems

8.            Crowd Risk Analysis - Risk and Congestion Mapping 

9.            Site Design - evaluating crowd flows

10.         Site Egress Analysis - Case Study

11.          Optimising Emergency Response Times

12.         Crowd Simulations

13.         Decision Analysis - Communications, risk and emergency responses

14.         Emergency Situations and Crowd Behaviour

15.         Course Summary

16.        Academic Writing and Harvard Referencing


Access the Moodle site with this link

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