Case studies

BRIT Awards

2015

The famous BRIT Awards were held on Tuesday 15th February at the O2 Arena this year, rather than Earls Court where it was held for the past 11 years. As it was a new venue to host the awards this year it was also a new, exciting and challenging event for the MRL team. The awards ceremony had outstanding performances from Rihanna with her magnificent stage fire, Tinie Tempah’s extravagant laser display, Take That with their riot police performers, Plan…

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Gulf Cup Opening Ceremony

2015

The Arabian Gulf Cup is a football tournament held every two years, rotating the host city every time. The Gulf Cup of Nations 2007, the 18th edition, took place in the United Arab Emirates, and was won by the host country. MRL ensured that the opening ceremony (incorporating fire dancers, police cavalry, aerial performances and 5,000 kg of pyrotechnics) did not pose a threat to the safety of workers or of the thousands of spectators, including His Highness Sheikh Maktoum….

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Hogmanay Street Party

2015

100,000 people crowd the centre of Edinburgh for Hogmanay every New Year. It is one of the world’s largest street parties, and as a result it presents huge challenges to the organisers, including the regular appearance of very cold weather, security concerns and large amounts of alcohol. MRL provides contingency planning for the event on behalf of Edinburgh City Council, working closely with the police to ensure that the event passes off safely for all concerned. The event has complex…

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Keeping Hogmanay Revellers Safe

2015

The MRL team worked for weeks to ensure that more than 80,000 party-goers woke up with nothing worse than a hangover after New Year celebrations in Edinburgh, the home of Hogmanay. MRL Safety Ltd had been co-ordinating with Unique Events, Edinburgh City Council, police, fire and ambulance services and security staff, carrying out risk assessments and preparing a safety plan for the massive Edinburgh Hogmanay Festival. A giant New Year’s Eve street party in Princes Street alone was licensed for…

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