Security professionals can now look to protect their host organisation from a range of threats with SCaN training from the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. SCaN – which stands for ‘See, Check and Notify’ – aims to help businesses and organisations maximise safety and security using their existing resources.
Its people are an organisation’s biggest advantage in preventing and tackling a range of threats, including terrorism, criminal activity and protest. SCaN helps to ensure that individuals or groups seeking to cause the organisation harm are unable to gain the information they need to plan their actions.
It also empowers staff to know what suspicious activity to look for and what to do when they encounter it. As an added bonus, the skills they learn will help them to provide an enhanced customer experience.
SCaN is free. Six modules are delivered by qualified trainers. These are as follows:
*SCaN for all staff: A 30-minute briefing for all staff. This covers vigilance, suspicious activity and reporting
*SCaN for customer-facing: A three-hour course for staff who have direct contact with customers and site users. This module covers suspicious activity, vigilance, the power of ‘Hello’ and reporting
*SCaN for CCTV operators: A three-hour course for CCTV operators covering the identification of suspicious activity, awareness of observational and judgemental errors and working with the police
*SCaN for communications professionals: A three-hour workshop for staff who work across communications disciplines, including internal communications, marketing, media liaison and digital communications
*SCaN for security managers: A mentoring programme for security managers empowering them to create a difficult environment for individuals or groups seeking to cause harm to the host organisation
*SCaN for decision-makers: A 30-minute briefing for senior executives
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SCaN isn’t about spending more money on security measures or employing more security staff. Rather, it’s about making simple changes and using the resources already in place on a more effective footing.