Counter-Terrorism Awareness

CityCo and Manchester BID facilitate free counter-terrorism awareness training in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and North West Counter Terrorism Unit.

Invaluable for both management and operations-level staff, ACT Awareness (Action Counters Terrorism) is a national government programme produced by NaCTSO – the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.

ACT is available as an online e-learning platform and CityCo runs the course face-to-face with an expert trainer from Manchester’s CTU. The training guides on the current level of threat, how to prepare and recognise suspicious activity and how to respond if necessary.

We can also offer ‘Table-Top’ training scenarios around business continuity challenges and resilience planning.

Upcoming training dates.

ACT Awareness: Counter-Terrorism Training

ACT Awareness training will provide nationally recognised corporate counter-terrorism guidance to help industry better understand and mitigate against, current terrorist methodology. Sessions will cover:

  • Introduction to Terrorism
  • Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
  • How to Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour
  • How to Identify and Deal with a Suspicious Item
  • What to do in the Event of a Bomb Threat
  • How to Respond to a Firearms or Weapons attack
  • Summary and Supporting Materials

Advisable for customer-facing staff and their managers as a rounded introduction and awareness course.

Project Argus

Project ARGUS is a NaCTSO counter terrorism testing and exercising initiative, delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers and Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisers.

Attend a session to gain a better understanding of the threat from terrorism and of simple security measures that can be taken to protect a business or an organisation.

Participants are asked to consider their preparedness for a terrorist attack through a series of simulated multi-media scenarios. The aim is to identify measures to help their organisation to prevent, manage and recover from a terrorist incident.

All events include a module on a terrorist firearm or weapons attack.

For operational/managerial/decision-making staff. 

SCaN for All: See, Check and Notify (SCaN)

A concentrated session to equip your staff with the tools and knowledge to identify hostile reconnaissance and react if a situation occurs.

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