Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Personal Safety Training

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Personal Safety Training"— Presentation transcript:

1 Personal Safety Training
Armed Robbery Personal Safety Training Metropolitan Police Service - January 2006

2 The Airfreight Industry Minimum Security Standards (AIMSS) requires that companies provide some form of security training for their staff. This presentation is intended to introduce managers, trainers and staff to: • What to do to reduce the risk of a robbery • Actions to take during a robbery • Post event actions AIMSS

3 What is the risk? The airfreight industry handles millions of pounds worth of goods every day. The higher the value or commercial desirability of the goods the more attractive they are to criminals. You work in an environment where there is always an element of risk.

4 Measures to Reduce the Risk
Airfreight Crime in the United Kingdom has been reduced. The efforts of Operation Grafton and other cargo and transport related initiatives have increased the risk to the criminal of being caught.


Security is the responsibility of everyone and should be seen as an everyday component part of your job. Enhance your security Be ALERT Be OBSERVANT •Act RESPONSIBLY

7 Reducing the Risk Professional Image
Be Alert You are the best person to identify potential problems in your area. Being aware of your surroundings is a good starting point. Report anything suspicious What is suspicious? Simple, if you believe it is suspicious then it is. Professional Image The image presented by a company can influence the decision to target that company.

8 Reducing the Opportunity
For these reasons it is important to frustrate their planning and organisation. This can be achieved through; • Physical security • Security procedures and policies • Avoiding routine Reducing the Opportunity Criminals who target the freight industry tend to be organised and invest time and effort into any planning and preparation.

9 The Risk of Routine Routine is a gift to the criminal. Having the same opening time, banking on the same day at the same time, always closing at the same time are all elements that can be reduced. ·   Have a system for opening and entering the premises. ·   Reception / Drivers Collection Area Procedure ·   Avoid daily routine ·   Have a system for closing premises

10 Don’ts and Does During a Robbery
Remember criminals who commit robbery are DANGEROUS so DON’T PANIC -stay in control DON’T take risks DON’T have a go DON’T become involved but DO OBEY INSTRUCTIONS 

11 Actions During a Robbery
LOOK LISTEN SMELL And remember TOUCH Use your Senses

12 Post Event Actions Preserve the scene. Secure the premises and …
DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING. Phone police and notify your internal security/ duty manager. Stop trading Encourage witness to remain on site Write down your account Secure video evidence Post Event Actions

13 Follow up Actions Robbery is traumatic for all those involved.
The Victim Support Scheme is available to all. It is important to maintain a relationship with the investigating officer who can keep those involved appraised of the progress of the case. If the matter does go to Court witnesses will get further support from the investigating officer. Robbery is traumatic for all those involved.

14 Final Word Fortunately, armed robberies are rare and,
with improved security and better investigative processes, becoming rarer. However, without your help, co-operation and commitment any initiative will struggle. It is important that everyone is aware of the security risks and takes measures to reduce those risks. Final Word The police and freight industry are working closer today than they have ever done. Remember, if you identify an area of vulnerability do something about it!

15 Any questions?

16 PC David Seckington Prepared by:
ACIT (Cargo) SO18 - Aviation Security Heathrow   Phone:              Fax:                  With thanks to: Alan Townsend SCD7, Mark Beale SO18, Ian Nightingale SO18.

Download ppt "Personal Safety Training"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google