SCaN security training package empowers staff to ‘See, Check and Notify’

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 Modules

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

Sign up for SCaN

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.

*To sign up for SCaN contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA)

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 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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