Protecting Businesses Against Terrorism

Cheshire Police have a variety of tools to help businesses prepare and prevent potential terrorist acts from taking place.

The main purpose of these tools is to ensure that people are kept informed and security is maintained to the highest degree.

Some of these tools allow the individual business to experience simulated terrorist attacks through controlled mediums. These simulated exercises allow for the strengths and weaknesses of the businesses to be shown, and ultimately worked on. Ensuring that should the real thing happen, the business would know what protocol to follow and what other tactics it would need to use.

Sixty Second Security is a quick list of security-minded questions that all security and crowded places staff should know the answers to in order to improve reactions to emergency situations.

Sixty Second Security Check List:

  • Who is appointed to make decisions on the shop floor, and do they know what they’re doing?
  • How do you enter and exit the building in emergency?
  • How do you lock down quickly?
  • Where can you hide?
  • How do you communicate and how do you stay updated if you find yourself in a RHT scenario?
  • Have you briefed your staff?

National Counter Terrorism Security Office

Specialist advice for companies operating in crowded places, such as major events, sport stadia, visitor attractions, bars, theatres and shopping centres.


ACT Awareness

The tool, developed to provide nationally accredited counter terrorism guidance helps industry better understand, and mitigate against, current terrorist methodology. The training takes just 45 minutes to complete and could save lives.

Crowded Places

Guidance on increasing the protection of crowded places from a terrorist attack.

E-learning (free of charge)

ACT Awareness eLearning is a new CT awareness product designed for all UK based companies and organisations.