Project Griffin – counter terrorism training

18 August 2017

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

The training is free, lasts for 90 minutes, and covers three of Project Griffin’s modules:

Module 3        Identifying and Responding to Suspicious Behaviour
Module 4        Identifying and Dealing with Bombs (IED) and Suspicious Items
Module 6        Responding to a Firearms or Weapons Attack

This training is particularly relevant as 8.1.3 of the ACS standard requires an SIA approved contractor to demonstrate activities to promote and improve the awareness of anti-terrorist activities.

Spaces are limited to 20 people per training session.  To register for the training, please send the names, email addresses of participants and a contact phone number*, indicating which event they wish to attend to:

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

The dates, confirmed locations and times of the training are:

Windsor Royal Adelaide

  • Thursday, 7 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Limited spaces)

London Regus London Cannon Street

  • Tuesday, 12 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Full)
  • Tuesday, 12 September, 17.00 – 18.30 (Limited availability)

London Crowne Plaza Battersea

  • Thursday, 14 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Full)
  • Thursday, 14 September, 17.00 – 18.30 (Limited availability)

London The Cumberland Hotel

  • Tuesday, 19 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Full)
  • Tuesday, 19 September, 17.00 – 18.30 (Limited availability)

London The Cumberland Hotel

  • Thursday, 21 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Full)
  • Thursday, 21 September, 17.00 – 18.30 (Limited availability)

Glasgow Novotel Glasgow Central

  • Tuesday, 26 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Full)
  • Tuesday, 26 September, 17.00 – 18.30 (Limited availability)

Birmingham Jury’s Inn Hotel

  • Thursday, 28 September, 14.30 – 16.00 (Full)
  • Thursday, 28 September, 17.00 – 18.30 (Full)

Further information:

  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA's main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
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