It is not about fulfilling regulatory requirements - but, the human being and his behavior is placed in the center of the planning. Starting from him, we develop crowd management measures and concepts.
„Crowd management is the systematic planning and proactive implementation of the spatial organisation of large gatherings of people on the basis of continual monitoring and analysis of human movement and group dynamics with the objective of security, the protection and the preservation of the well being of all those present and participants.“
Definition John J. Fruin (1993)
In the application, due to the preventive approach, high densities of people can be avoided and crowds can be managed. Crowd management is not only suitable for events, but for any kind of gathering of people.
Area planning – static and dynamic
What type of crowd psychological or physiological
Our offers in the area of safety management for events are aimed at all participants – Permit authorities, Organisers, Planners, Authorities with security tasks (BOS) or Event and Production Agencies etc.
Oliver Kastens is the managing director of KOKO GmbH. He is one of the leading European experts in the field of crowd management and event safety. He works on and establishes new working methods and integrative concepts for large events.
He is a specialist author and published the book “EVENT SECURITY – Handbook for protection at events” in 2013. This work is the guideline for the basic training for security staff at large events.
Oliver Kastens studied “Crowd Safety Management” at the Buckinghamshire New University in the United Kingdom and with this he is one of three German graduates who have an academic title in this field.
- Studied Crowd Safety management, at Buckinghamshire New University, UK graduated with BA (Hons)
- Interdisciplinary basic training in safety at large Events, BASIGO at the state authority for Population protection and catastrophe aid BBK.
- Planning coordinator for event safety, TÜV South
- Professional Certificate in Event Safety & Security management, Buckinghamshire
Apart from the firmly designed seminars we offer various specialist presentations and if you so require mad- to-measure training. These can take place in your company/authority or in our seminar rooms.
This orientation system was developed by us and is used by emergency personnel in order to make visible and find the position of mobile emergency teams at large events.
This orientation system was developed by us and is used by emergency personnel. It makes it easier for stewards and emergence paramedics to find the entrance to barrier lines in crowded areas.
“Old accepted work methods” are often not expedient to dealing with visitors. The fundamental question we put to ourselves was: “Is it possible to influence crowds with a management concept?”
Crowd Area and Behaviour Influence Analysis. The behaviour and influences these areas have on each other.
The first handbook on the work at events and large events- by Oliver Kastens ISBN 978-3-86386-528-3