ACT Awareness e-learning

ACT Awareness eLearning is a new CT awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations.

Counter Terrorism Police are aiming to deliver awareness training to more than a million crowded places workers with the help of a ground-breaking new free of charge e-learning package.

The e-learning consists of six primary modules designed to teach staff about the threat to the public from terrorism and how to mitigate it, such as spotting the signs of suspicious behaviour and reacting to a firearms or weapons attack.

The course, which is fully interactive, can be taken at times to suit business needs and will give all those who complete the sections a nationally accredited certificate. The initiative follows on from the successful launch of the industry self-delivery package two years ago. This enabled accredited trainers instead of police officers to deliver counter terrorism workshops.

“This package could save lives,” says the police national coordinator for protective security, Det Chief Supt Scott Wilson.

“Industry specifically requested the development of this product to better equip their staff and help protect communities and businesses.

“All staff working in crowded places – not just those who have a security role – can follow the course and be in a stronger position to help protect themselves, colleagues and the public.”

For more information visit NaCTSO

Tools and resources

CCTV Code of Practice

This code of practice replaces one first issued in 2000. Since then there have been advances in the way CCTV is used, the technology employed and the wider legal environment in which it operates.

Preparing Counter-Terrorism Measures

This document contains guidance for sports grounds and local authorities when considering their responsibilities to counter the terrorist threat to sports grounds.

Preventing Crowd Disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour

Guidance is available from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) on preventing crowd disorder and anti-social behaviour at sports grounds.

Historic Home Office Circulars

Historical Home Office Circulars relating to sports grounds safety can be downloaded here as a bundle.

Safe and secure sports grounds for all sports

Following the terrorist incidents in France that took place in 2015, the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has been reviewing its advice. The SGSA has been working with NaCTSO to ensure sports grounds are kept updated and has developed some advice specifically for sports grounds.

Guidance

Counter-terrorism in sports grounds

For a number of years the UK has been at a threat level of severe (an attack is highly likely) and ground management should have developed plans that are in place to provide protective security appropriate to that level.

Control Rooms

Control Rooms provides an invaluable source of information for sports ground managers, designers, safety advisors and agencies involved in the upgrading of an existing facility or the design of a new one.