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  1. Run-Hide-Survive

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    COMMENDED FINALIST

    UK Counter Terror Business Awards 2018

    Terror attack responder training and Bleed control kit

     
    Our innovative and highly-practical, Run-Hide-Survive ™  Terror attack responder training programme, Bleed control kit and Incident-response grab bag
    was a COMMENDED FINALIST in the 2018 Counter Terror Business Awards.
     
    The awards were part of the Security and Counter Terror Expo at Olympia, London on 6 March 2018.
     
    They recognised people and organisations in the UK who lead the way, in protecting the public and assets from the growing threat of terrorism.
     

    Run-Hide-Survive ™  blends face-to-face tuition and pioneering e-learning .

    It trains key front line staff in organisations to become #ZeroResponders
    and to take practical actions to increase the chances of survival ,avoid danger and treat traumatic life threatening injuries during a:
    • terrorist attack
    • criminal assault.
    • hostile intruder event
    These include
    • identifying safe rooms and escape routes in advance, and using them in the event of a terror attack.
    • providing relevant and concise information to the police

    Practical training covers

    • safe escape from premises, including breaching windows
    • lockdown skills ,door wedging and the legality of using force for self-defence
    • bleed control skills to treat casualties with catastrophic bleeding and penetrating wounds

    Course delegates receive training in the proper use of the Incident-response grab bag contents

    Contents include

    • bleeding control kit- tourniquets and emergency bandages
    • face, eye and hand protection
    • lockdown barricade tools and temporary door locks
    • specialist glass breaking device to escape from premises
    • SITREP communication cards to speed information flow to Police and First responders.
     
    Learn more
    e mail : info@salvas.co.uk
    Call : + 44(0) 203 727 5040
     
     
     
     
     
  2. Do you Plan 2 Survive ?

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    Colin McGowan and I work with people whose job it is to prepare for the worst.

     
    We’re both very aware there’s a pressing need among organisations that want robust, actionable plans ready to roll out in the event of a sudden, life-threatening attack or emergency.
    So, we’ve been working together to develop a service that combines the expertise behind RunHideSurvive™ with that of Colin’s resilience consultancy, Foresee Associates.
     

    It’s called Plan2Survive™

    Colin and I have long been concerned at how little practical preparation is available to staff working in places that are prone to terrorist attack or criminal attack.
    Places like public buildings, schools, stadia, transport hubs,crowded places and entertainment venues. The list goes on.
     
    Yet the reality, when attackers strike, is that employees who are caught up in the deadly mayhem are potentially in a pivotal position to help others to survive.
    This was seen after the Manchester Arena attack when zero- responders gave aid to the injured without access to proper life saving advanced first-aid equipment.

    zero-responders apply life saving bleeding control to a badly injured woman after a terrorist bombing

    Two men zero- responders apply life saving bleeding control to a badly injured woman immediately after a terrorist bombing

     

    Workforce members have a vital role in your organisation’s incident-response plans. That is a lesson we’ve all learned from a succession of recent atrocities.

    Those people will only have moments to react.
    It will be down to your personnel, the zero- responders to help others escape. If escape’s ruled out, they’ll need equipment and training to improvise a lockdown refuge.
    They’ll most likely have to treat catastrophic injuries and they’ll need more than a standard first-aid kit to save lives
    Lives will depend on them. They need a plan. They need portable emergency equipment. And they need specific, memorable training to carry them through the heat of a crisis.
     

    This is where Plan2Survive™ comes in.

     

    Plan2Survive™ blends the RunHideSurvive™ training and e-learning modules with a flexible range of Foresee services. You pick the options that address the areas you want to strengthen; the aim is to complement your existing arrangements without replacing elements that work well.
     
    Foresee is the company Colin founded in 2009 following 30 years with Strathclyde Police. It builds on his extensive experience in resilience, emergency planning, public order, firearms, planning major events, counter-terrorism, and major incident management.
    Foresee’s services include resilience audits, testing of emergency plans, and emergency exercises; and training in resilience management, multi-agency incident management, situational awareness, decision-making, and crisis communications.
    RunHideSurvive’s™ combination of equipment and training for workforce responders was designed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists from the fields of policing, military, counter-terrorism, pre-hospital care medicine, safety, event risk and security.
    The result is a practical and effective package that was commended in the 2018  UK Counter terror awards

    Emergency grab bags combined

    The various types of the Emergency grab bag – Traveller , Solo and Venue and a staff responder carrying a venue bag

     

    An integral component is the emergency grab bag. It comes in Venue, Solo and Traveller sizes.

    All contain escape tools, lockdown kit, PPE and advanced first-aid gear.
    Staff learn how to use the contents in our practical one-day workshop.
    They train in escape skills, lockdown skills and advanced first aid. (The first-aid input acts as a refresher for qualified first-aiders.)
    An initial interactive e-learning module covers types of terror attack; how people respond in an attack; and how to survive different terrorist attack scenarios

    Laptop -Mobile Phone -Tablet - Devices -showing the RunHideSurvive logo

    Laptop Mobile Phone and Tablet devices showing the RunHideSurvive e-Learning programme

     

     
    Plan2Survive™ offers you and your organisation a level of skill , preparedness and reassurance that’s proportionate to the enormity of a sudden attack in the UK or further afield.
     
    Sounds like a plan? Get in touch and we can go into details and discuss your needs
    Michael Greville
     
    August 2018