Manchester City Centre: ACT Awareness Training

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Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness training is encouraged for all businesses operating a licensed premises in Manchester city centre.

This is part of the city’s commitment public safety, following the 2017 Arena attack.

The training is facilitated by CityCo in partnership with Greater Manchester Police, North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Manchester City Council.

The training is delivered by NaCTSO/Protect UK and National Protective Security Authority (NPSA) trained advisors.

It is designed to raise vigilance of the current terrorist threat to the UK, and provide businesses with protective advice and guidance.

The training is supported by Figen Murray OBE. Read more about Figen’s campaigning work and Martyn’s Law on her website.

More than 1500 people have been trained so far.

Training Content:

  • Introduction to Counter-Terrorism
  • Current Threat in the UK
  • Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour
  • Identifying and Dealing with Suspicious Items
  • Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack

The training is for Venue Managers, Assistant GMs, Operations Managers, Bar Managers, Front of House staff.

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