Thursday December 8th 2016

Project Argus

Businesses and organisations across the city centre took part in an important training session supported by Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) this week.

Project ARGUS is a NaCTSO (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) counter terrorism testing and exercising initiative, delivered by Counter Terrorism Security Advisers and Counter Terrorism Awareness Advisers.

Attending the session helps people to gain a better understanding of the threat from terrorism and of simple security measures that can be taken to protect businesses and organisations.

It highlights the importance of being prepared and having the necessary plans in place to help safeguard staff, visitors and assets.

It was the fourth time that the BID had run the course for its levy payers. In total more than 200 delegates have now taken part. BID manager Diane Jarvis said: “We were very pleased to facilitate this important session for businesses and organisations in the city centre.

“We are a safe city but we want to be known for driving more safety initiatives that reflect the city’s needs as it changes and develops, and also support other important regional and national initiatives such as Project Argus.”

On the day, participants were asked to consider their preparedness for a terrorist attack through a series of simulated multi-media scenarios.

The aim was to identify measures to help their organisation to prevent, manage and recover from a terrorist incident.

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