The Man Engine 2016

The Brief

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape being added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership commissioned an exciting summer-long set of inspirational events and experiential happenings entitled ‘Tinth’.

Organised by Golden Tree Productions, the key event was a two-week awe-inspiring journey of The Man Engine – a monumental moving, steaming ‘ beast’ which made its way from Tavistock to the far western tip of Cornwall, between 25th July and the 6th August 2016, visiting 21 locations in total.

The largest mechanical puppet ever made in Britain, this major feat of Cornish engineering was the same height as a double decker bus when in its ‘ crawling’ mode, transforming to almost three times that height when stood up. The part man, part machine was accompanied by music and storytelling, animating the giant throughout his travels.

Perfect Events Group provided the following support:

Event management and delivery

Event safety management planning

Risk assessment production, assessment and management

Traffic management planning

Event coordination and liaison with local hosts

Communication planning and delivery

Tactical and operational command for the duration of the event

Management of multi-agency briefings with Man Engine team and Emergency Services

Single point of contact with Emergency Services

Advisory role to the Project Manager and Man Engine Team

Provision of specialist input regarding crowd safety

Overall responsibility for crowd safety at the events

Daily safety briefings with stewards and management of Steward Team Leaders

Coordination of the provision of medical care for the duration of the event at all locations

Provision of medical care for the Man Engine Team for the duration of the event

Planning to respond to any major or serious incidents that may occur

Provision of first aid posts, ambulances and other resources to treat causalities who require assistance

The Results

Delivery of a highly successful and safe event to the satisfaction of all partners including Golden Tree Productions, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Partnership, Cornwall Council, HSE and local hosts

149,400 visitors

Worldwide online and media reach in excess of 50 million


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