Project Argus - Protecting Against Terrorist Attack
Launch of Project Argus - Helping Business Protect Against and Prepare for a Terrorist Attack
Businesses across the country will be advised on how to prevent, handle and recover from a terrorist attack as part of Project ARGUS - an ACPO National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) initiative launched early 2007.
Project ARGUS will see more than 200 events take place over the country over the next two years, exploring what is likely to happen in the event of a terrorist attack, and how businesses should respond.
The project highlights the importance of being prepared and having the necessary contingency plans in place to help safeguard staff, customers and company assets. The events will consist of workshops featuring a tabletop, multi-media simulation of an attack. Attendees will be faced with a series of questions and dilemmas to resolve, both individually and collectively.
The workshops will provide businesses with a unique opportunity to learn how to protect themselves, their staff and customers, whether a national chain or small business. Head of NaCTSO, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Phillips, said:
'The threat to the UK from terrorism is real and serious and we all have a role to play in helping to prevent it. Communities are the key to this process, and business communities in our cities and towns can play a vital role in assisting the police to effectively combat this threat.
'Project ARGUS offers businesses a unique opportunity to comprehend the threat we face and to learn ways to help prevent, handle and recover from a terrorist attack. I hope businesses across the country will find these events interesting and challenging experiences that will help them, their business and their communities learn how to effectively protect themselves.'
Locally, Gloucestershire Constabulary's Counter Terrorism Security Advisors will be hosting events over the coming months and local businesses will be invited to join with them to explore the issues surrounding a potentially major disruption to their businesses.
What is Project Argus?
Project ARGUS is a National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) initiative, exploring ways to aid you in preventing, handling and recovering from a terrorist attack.
It achieves this by taking businesses through a simulated terrorist attack. The simulation identifies the measures to take for preventing, handling and recovering from a terrorist attack.
What can you expect?
Argus is a completely free event which takes you through a realistic terrorist attack using a multi-media simulation. A series of questions and challenges are put to you, both individually and as a group that need to be resolved. You will work in small syndicate groups with other local business representatives. The whole event, including a coffee break, will last three hours.
When and where?
Please note: details of further events and locations will be publicised on this page when arranged. Thank you.