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See, Check and Notify (SCaN)

See, Check and Notify (SCaN) aims to help businesses and organisations maximise safety and security using their existing resources. Protect your organisation from a range of threats with SCaN training

Last Updated 06 September 2021

What is SCaN?

See, Check and Notify (SCaN) aims to help businesses and organisations maximise safety and security using their existing resources. Your people are your biggest advantage in preventing and tackling a range of threats, including criminal activity, unlawful protest and terrorism. 

SCaN training empowers your staff to correctly identify suspicious activity and know what to do when they encounter it. In addition to this, the skills your staff learn will help them to provide an enhanced customer experience. It helps ensure that individuals or groups seeking to cause your organisation harm are unable to get the information they need to plan their actions.

SCaN modules

SCaN is free and has six modules, delivered by qualified trainers:

  • SCaN for all staff: Covers vigilance, suspicious activity and reporting. Available online through the ACT Awareness e-learning or a 30-minute briefing for all of your staff.
  • SCaN for customer-facing: A three-hour interactive course for staff who have direct contact with your customers and site users. It covers suspicious activity, vigilance, the power of hello and reporting.
  • SCaN for CCTV operators: A three-hour course for live monitored control room operators. It covers identifying suspicious activity, awareness of observational and judgmental errors and working with police.
  • SCaN for communications professionals: For staff working in communication roles, including internal comms, marketing, media liaison and digital. Starts with a 2 ½ hours briefing, followed by a full-day workshop.
  • SCaN for security managers: A mentoring programme for security managers. It empowers them to create a difficult environment for individuals or groups seeking to cause harm to your organisation.
  • SCaN for decision-makers: A short briefing for senior executives.

SCaN modules diagram

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SCaN is not about spending more money on security measures or employing more security staff. It’s about making simple changes and using the resources you already have more effectively.The enhanced customer experience will definitely benefit your organisation and this training could be the difference between your organisation being a target or not.

For more information on SCaN please contact your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor.

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