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Safety in the Evening and Nighttime Training

  • Thu 01 February, 2024

DublinTown along with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and other city centre stakeholders have been organising more events that take place in the Evening and Night Time Economy (ENTE).

It would be understood that those operating in the ENTE have differing concerns and requirements than those whose businesses are 9am to 5pm. As such, DublinTown in partnership with the Night Time Economy Unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media have organised free for DublinTown members specific training for businesses, venues and their employees that focuses on evening and night time safety and its related best practices. This training is part of our long commitment through Purple Flag to a safe and vibrant evening and night time economy in the city centre. This course will benefit all those engaging and working at night by ensuring customer safety. It will demonstrate that venues or businesses have a clear commitment to ensuring customer safety which in turn gives more confidence to people socialising at night by providing a safe environment to do so.

Both of the below training sessions will take place on Wednesday February 28th in the DublinTown offices on Middle Abbey Street and are being led by Jo Cox-Brown of Night Time Economy Solutions.

Jo has over fourteen years of experience in the nighttime economy and vulnerability management, having pioneered a number of ENTE safety projects. Jo is the founder of Night Time Economy Solutions and an Appointed Expert on the High Streets Task Force. She has previously worked with the UK Home Office and National Pubwatch and recently supported recruitment for Night time Advisors for the Irish government.

This training is FREE. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Completion of either course includes certification and registration as a Safe Venue on the SafeUp and Waze apps.

To register, please email

Safeguarding & Vulnerability Training 

Ideal for: Business owners, managers and supervisors.

Tailored for those working at night, this training delves into various aspects of vulnerability after dark that businesses may encounter.

From women’s safety to drugs and alcohol, participants will gain practical insights to help support customers facing challenges, such as identifying mental health challenges and effective intervention.

This course goes beyond standard safeguarding, providing attendees with the tools to identify and assist vulnerable customers within businesses or on the business front. Drawing on real case studies and best practices, it addresses specific issues that may be encountered during shifts.

When: Wednesday February 28th, 10am – 12pm.

Personal Safety for Those Working At Night

Ideal for: People who work until after 5pm or spend time in town in the evening/at night.

This training enables attendees who work or have free time during the night time economy to do so safely by learning to prepare for a night out, to stay safe and get home safely after a night out. Learn about the different types of situations and incidents that can make people vulnerable. Learn about the responsibilities of venues, transport providers, police forces and other authorities.

When: Wednesday February 28th, 1pm – 3pm.

These training courses have been developed by a team of experts in vulnerability and the night time economy, in conjunction with Jo Cox-Brown. Their collaborations involve projects such as creating nighttime economy strategies, conducting research and audits, managing vulnerabilities, sharing best practices, and fostering strong partnerships.