There are several steps you can take to protect your employees and business from the threat of terrorism. First, it’s worth asking your staff and any others who use your premises to familiarise themselves with our advice on Staying safe from terrorism and to complete the ACT Awareness eLearning package. Second, you can contact your local counter terrorism security adviser to get specialist advice tailored to your business. Find out more and get in touch below.
ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness is a national scheme to protect buildings, business areas and their surrounding neighbourhoods from the threat of terrorism.
Complete the ACT Awareness eLearning course
You and your staff can take the ACT Awareness eLearning course, which has been designed for all UK businesses and organisations by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
The course takes under an hour to complete and modules include:
Identifying Security Vulnerabilities
How to Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour
What to do in the Event of a Bomb Threat
Contact a counter terrorism security adviser (CTSA)
As part of ACT Awareness local counter terrorism security advisers (CTSAs) work closely with businesses, representatives of trade organisations and professional bodies across the UK, making sure their protective security measures and plans are kept up to date with the latest counter-terrorism security advice.
CTSAs have comprehensive, specialist training in areas such as:
explosives and precursor chemicals
pathogens and toxins
site and vulnerable point surveying
business continuity and disaster recovery
information and personnel security
integrated security systems
designing out vehicle-borne terrorism
chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) defence
If you'd like to request advice from your local CTSA or ask about something else to do with protecting your business from terrorism, click 'Start' below to complete our quick and simple online form.