ACT Training

Date February 2020

Location City Centre

Timings 9.15am-12.45pm


ACT – Counter Terrorism Training

In partnership with Lancashire Constabulary’s Counter Terrorism Division, BID is staging a free-to-attend training session for city centre based businesses on Wednesday February 26th.

Similar sessions that we have staged previously have attracted in the region of 100 representatives; you are urged to register for your free place(s) without delay.  These courses are vitally important in securing your business, staff and customers in the event of any terrorism related activities.

The session will focus on the following elements:

  • Introduction to Counter Terrorism
  • Current Threat
  • Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour
  • Identifying and Dealing with Bombs and Suspicious Items
  • Bomb Threats
  • Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack
  • Social Media

Businesses are urged to nominate a member(s) of their team to attend the training session and share in the information provided from the specialist trainers with their colleagues in the workplace.

The training session will take place from 9.15am – 12.45pm, at the Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston.

Places are free, but limited – the session is expected to fill up quickly, please confirm your attendance asap to or by calling (01772) 653000 option 1.


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