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  • International Workplace
  • 11 July 2017
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New films advise on terrorist threat

The travel industry has launched a new training package for staff working in the UK and abroad to help keep holidaymakers safe this summer.

The advice, which includes films on how to spot suspicious items and activity as well as what to do in the event of a major incident, will be of interest to anyone providing services or working in the facilities management sector.

The programme is being run in partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) which has created a short presentation offering employers an easy to deliver counter terrorism awareness product.

This covers the core counter-terrorism guidance needed by staff working in a Crowded Place in the UK or internationally. Funded by the UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the training package includes three new films that show workers what to expect and how to respond in the safest way to the terrorist threat.

  • Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour
  • Identify and Deal with Suspicious Items
  • How to React to Firearms or Weapons Attacks

The presentation is accompanied by a helpful leaflet (which can be printed and distributed as an aide memoire for staff and refers to the ACT: Action Counters Terrorism guidelines for reporting any suspicious behaviour or items.

The central message is Run, Hide, Tell, which was first launched by UK police in December 2015 after attacks in Paris. It was recently re-issued to the public by officers during London’s Borough Market incident. The original film to launch Run, Hide, Tell was based in an office block setting but the new travel-related videos show an event taking place in a hotel.