RUN HIDE TELL – STAY SAFE
Attacks in the UK and abroad remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as ‘SEVERE’, meaning an attack is highly likely
Police are aiming to get public limited companies which operate in busy areas such as city centres and sports and entertainment venues to teach their staff how to react in the case of an atrocity.
Serbus’ “RUN HIDE TELL – Stay Safe” courses deal with terror attacks and how to respond
The move to train 1 million people who work in public spaces, unveiled by Detective Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson at the Security and Counter Terrorism Expo, builds on an existing scheme where officers brief around 100,000 workers per year.
Det Ch Supt Wilson said:
“We need everyone to play a part in keeping the public alert, not alarmed. Police can help explain what the threats and risks to different sectors are, but companies are better placed to explain to staff exactly what action they can take to enhance their security and how to respond if the worst happens.
“Individual organisations have vital protective security information such as building layouts, security equipment and safety procedures. They have the local knowledge that could be vital to keeping staff and the public safe.”
The Association of British Travel Agents is among businesses that have signed up to the project. The move comes in the wake of the atrocities in Paris and Belgium, which saw attacks on “soft” targets with less security.
Serbus is now offering “Stay Safe” training, produced in accordance with National Counter Terrorism policing advice
The course can be delivered as a part of our wider traveller safety training package or as a bespoke half day package delivered at our training venue or at your preferred location.
The course, delivered as classroom and practical training, advises those who get caught up in an incident to ‘run, hide and tell’ – guidance which can be applied to any place. We know that from case studies and real life testimony based on the experiences of people who have survived attacks the advice given has saved lives.
The intention of the training is not to unnecessarily scare the public but to ensure that teams know what steps to take in the unlikely event of being involved in a firearms or weapons attack.