ACT Awareness e-learning is a counter-terrorism (CT) awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations. It provides nationally accredited corporate CT guidance to help industry better understand and mitigate against current terrorist methodology.
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.
Called ACT Awareness e-Learning, it 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.