Presentation on theme: "Personal Safety Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 Personal Safety Training Armed RobberyPersonal Safety TrainingMetropolitan 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 tointroduce managers, trainers andstaff to:• What to do to reduce the riskof a robbery• Actions to take during a robbery• Post event actionsAIMSS
3 What is the risk?The airfreight industry handles millions of pounds worth of goods every day.The higher thevalue or commercialdesirability of the goods themore attractive they are tocriminals.You work in an environmentwhere there is always anelement of risk.
4 Measures to Reduce the Risk Airfreight Crime in the United Kingdom has been reduced.The efforts of OperationGrafton and other cargoand transport relatedinitiatives have increasedthe risk to the criminal ofbeing caught.
6 What can you do? Be ALERT Be OBSERVANT •Act RESPONSIBLY Security is the responsibility of everyone and should be seen as an everyday component part of your job.Enhance your securityBe ALERTBe OBSERVANT•Act RESPONSIBLY
7 Reducing the Risk Professional Image Be AlertYou are the best person to identify potentialproblems in your area. Being aware of yoursurroundings is a good starting point.Report anything suspiciousWhat is suspicious? Simple, if you believe itis suspicious then it is.Professional ImageThe 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 routineReducing the OpportunityCriminals who target the freight industry tend to be organised and invest time and effort into any planning and preparation.
9 The Risk of RoutineRoutine 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 DANGEROUSsoDON’T PANIC -stay in controlDON’T take risksDON’T have a goDON’T become involvedbutDO OBEY INSTRUCTIONS
11 Actions During a Robbery LOOKLISTENSMELLAnd remember TOUCHUse your Senses
12 Post Event Actions Preserve the scene. Secure the premises and … DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING.Phone police and notify yourinternal security/ duty manager.Stop tradingEncourage witness to remain on siteWrite down your accountSecure video evidencePost 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 betterinvestigative processes, becoming rarer.However, without your help, co-operationand commitment any initiative will struggle.It is important that everyone is aware of the security risks and takes measures to reduce those risks.Final WordThe 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!