What is the threat posed by a terror attack?
The UK suffered more Terror attack deaths than any other EU country in 2017.
There were more attempted and successful terror attacks than the rest of Europe.
The UK security services have prevented at least sixteen attacks since March 2017 and with a SEVERE threat assessment in place, the UK Government has made it clear that it is only a matter of time before terrorists conduct more attacks in the UK.
Police and the Security Services in Britain are currently monitoring around 500 cases involving suspects who are capable of planning and carrying out a terror attack.
There is now an 80% probability of a Terror attack taking place every day in the UK.
The recent terror attacks in Europe and the USA show how devastating a Terrorist attack can be. Now more than ever Escape, Lockdown and Survival skills are essential learning for everyone.
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has issued ACT general advice to businesses and organisations on the importance of planning and developing dynamic lockdown procedures to use in the event of such an attack.
Emergency Grab Bags containing life-saving tools and bleeding control kit are also recommended.
All these procedures and equipment are designed to prevent people from moving into danger areas and stop attackers from gaining access to other parts of the premises.
Research into similar attacks in the USA and abroad shows the significance of civilians having the knowledge and preparation to respond to a life-threatening situation in the period before help arrives.
In the Columbine High School attack students who recognised the early sounds of gunfire immediately barricaded a classroom door and survived.
Lord Toby Harris’s report ‘London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident’ (October 2016) recommends that security and events operations staff receive additional practical training in what to do and how to do it when dealing with an attack of this nature.
Findings of the Kerslake report into the Manchester Arena bombing showed that the people who are the ‘first responders’ in Terror attacks are the people caught up in the attack and not the ‘blue light’ services.
They are the ones in the greatest position to save the lives of badly injured people in the vital minutes after an attack.
Are you suitably prepared to respond to a terror or criminal attack?
Run Hide Survive™ is a training and equipment programme created by a multidisciplinary team from Police, Counter-terror, Miltary, Medical, Security, Risk, Event Safety backgrounds in the UK and US.
It fully complements the UK Police ACT Action Counters Terrorism awareness programmes, bridging the gap between people hiding inside a venue and police and ambulance responders coming to save them.
It is the first Terror attack training programme which consists of:
- Practical skills workshops – including escape, lockdown and advanced first-aid skills
- e-Learning – knowledge and awareness of terror attacks and human responses inside interactive terror attack scenarios
- Emergency grab bags / Travel safety kits – containing specialist escape and lockdown tools, PPE for eyes, mouth and hands, advanced first-aid kit for bleeding control
Learn simple skills to respond safely and appropriately if attacked
Our practical workshops reinforce the premise of:
- RUN – Begins with situational awareness of your environment prior to any attack. It includes having a plan, ahead of time, of what you would do when an attack takes place and knowing your escape routes. Tell the police about suspicious persons or an attack in progress by calling 999/112.
- HIDE – If you can’t run away, we’ll show you ways to prevent the attacker(s) getting to you and others. You’ll learn the importance of having a prepared ‘Emergency Grab Bag’ containing vital equipment to enable you to secure and lockdown doors, break windows and communicate with Police tactical responders.
- SURVIVE – Major bleeding accounts for some 65% of fatalities in this type of attack. We’ll show you practical ways to preserve life by controlling major bleeding using tourniquets, haemostatic agents and the latest trauma bandages. We will also discuss how the Common Law of Self-Defence allows you to defend yourself and others should the need arise.