Project Griffin counter-terrorism training organised by NaCTSO available for security personnel

The opportunity has arisen for security operatives to take part in counter-terrorism training as part of Project Griffin. The training is organised by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO). In addition, participants will be asked to help evaluate the effectiveness of the training provided.

The training is free for all attendees, lasts for a period of 90 minutes and covers three of Project Griffin’s modules, namely Module 3 Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour, Module 4 Identifying and Dealing with Bombs (IEDs) and Suspicious Items and Module 6 Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack.

This training is particularly relevant as Section 8.1.3 of the Approved Contractor Scheme standard requires a Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor to demonstrate activities designed to promote and improve the awareness of anti-terrorist activities.

Spaces are limited to 20 people per training session. To register for the training, send the names and e-mail addresses of prospective participants and a contact telephone number* (also indicating which event they wish to attend) to: stakeholder@sia.gsi.gov.uk

*Please note: The SIA will share the contact details provided with NaCTSO, their training providers and the evaluation researchers

The dates, confirmed locations and timings for the counter-terrorism training are as follows:

Manchester – Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa

Tuesday 22 August: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Some spaces available)

Tuesday 22 August: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

Newcastle – Jury’s Inn Hotel

Thursday 24 August: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Full)

Thursday 24 August: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Some spaces available)

Sheffield – Hilton Sheffield

Tuesday 29 August: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Limited spaces available)

Tuesday 29 August: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

Watford – Jury’s Inn Hotel

Thursday 31 August: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Good availability)

Thursday 31 August: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

Bristol – Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Tuesday 5 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Some spaces available)

Tuesday 5 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

Windsor – Royal Adelaide

Thursday 7 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Good availability)

Thursday 7 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

London – Regus London Cannon Street

Tuesday 12 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Full)

Tuesday 12 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

London – Crowne Plaza Battersea

Thursday 14 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Limited spaces available)

Thursday 14 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

London – The Cumberland Hotel

Tuesday 19 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Good availability)

Tuesday 19 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

London – The Cumberland Hotel

Thursday 21 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Good availability)

Thursday 21 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

Glasgow – Novotel Glasgow Central

Tuesday 26 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Full)

Tuesday 26 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Good availability)

Birmingham – Jury’s Inn Hotel

Thursday 28 September: 2.30 pm-4.00 pm (Full)

Thursday 28 September: 5.00 pm-6.30 pm (Full)

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014.

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