Managers and Supervisors need to understand the importance of Terrorist Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP).
The first dedicated 3.5-hour Manager Training Workshop covering terrorism risk & incident prevention providing fleet managers with the knowledge, tools and understanding of counter-terrorism best practice within fleet operations, counter-terrorism law, and security arrangements and procedures, to help them mitigate and reduce the risks of terrorism across their fleet operation.
There are 4 main lessons and objectives to help a Transport Manager mitigate and understand the risks their drivers may face due to the high threat level of terrorism and the rise of VAAW (Vehicle as a Weapon) attacks. The training also details further other criminal activity threatening the logistics industry and the preventative measures a company can take to ensure their operation, drivers and vehicles are protected and at a lower risk of instances such as hijacking, theft and being used as an IED (Improvised explosive device).
Understanding the issues relating to the threat from terrorist actions and criminal activity within Logistics Operations. Outlining the following: the nature/type of threat and the current threat levels and what they mean. Discussing the types of potential threat for drivers and the company including; suspicious activity, site security, agency drivers. Preventing exposure to ‘negative publicity’ and the potential costs incurred by the business from the subsequent investigations and remedial action required.
Clarifying suggesting ‘best practice’ and recognising how effective policies and procedures in place will protect the business. Policies and procedures would include guidance within the Driver’s handbook and during induction training. Toolbox talks, risk assessments, background ID Checks, Driving licence checks, including agency drivers.
Suggested preventative measures will include a discussion relating to an enhanced company approach to prevention in the following areas: Driver safety, vehicle and loads security, safeguarding of vehicle keys, signing for keys. Reminding drivers of the importance of not picking up unauthorised passengers and to be vigilant against potential impersonators. Outlining the roles and responsibilities of the driver concerning the walk-around checks, security of the vehicle running whilst unattended, route planning, considerations and routine stops. Raising awareness of drivers to prevent criminal activity, vehicle load theft and high value goods from potential terrorism actions and criminal groups.
Discussing and clarifying who to report an incident to including the nature of the information required/needed by the security services. ‘Top tips’ and ‘do’s and don’ts’ for drivers and Operators, including providing guidance of further information and resources available that may enhance transport Operations, safety and security.