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SCaN for Security Managers

This page is a dedicated space for security managers to utilise the SCaN tools and guidance available and tailored for security staff

Last Updated 01 March 2022

SCaN for Security - Module 1

SCaN for security managersThis module forms part of the SCaN for Security Managers programme. Those with managerial responsibility can share this with front-line security at an organisation, venue or event to further staff knowledge of hostile reconnaissance and how to help counter it. 

You can find out more about SCaN for Security managers and the wider SCaN programme by speaking to your local Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA).

 

This module is tailored for front line security staff. It includes the core SCaN training:

  • See - understanding what hostile reconnaissance is and how to spot it
  • Check - knowing what to do if you suspect hostile reconnaissance or identify suspicious activity
  • Notify - who should you tell and what should you tell them

And includes training tailored for front line security staff:

  • How a hostile thinks and feels when undertaking hostile reconnaissance as part of attack planning
  • How the power of hello can disrupt hostile reconnaissance and suspicious activity
  • What a security operative can and cannot legally do, if they suspect hostile reconnaissance or identify suspicious activity
  • The importance of having and maintaining good situational awareness
  • What to consider when communicating with a face covering

Click to view a subtitled version of the SCaN for Security module.

SCaN for All Staff

The SCaN for All Staff awareness module, is available on the Highfield e-learning website.

Security managers from organisations, venues and events are strongly recommended to utilise the facilitator notes and knowledge check to run facilitated SCaN For All Staff sessions with their staff, and not just ask staff to view this film on its own. If facilitated group sessions are not possible, use the ‘Individual’ option or embed the awareness package in your own e-learning systems, however, these are not the recommended options. 

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The SCaN For All Staff module is designed for all members of staff across an organisation venue or event, to increase their awareness of hostile reconnaissance and how they can help to counter it.

The short, dramatic film highlights the importance of staff vigilance and the role they can play in disrupting the planning of a hostile act. 

You can download a copy of the film, knowledge check and facilitators notes to run sessions for your staff in-house. Packages that support you to facilitate 30 and 60-minute sessions are available. You can also download a SCORM file to use this package on your own e-learning system. 

 

This module is designed for All Staff and outlines the core components of SCaN: 

  • See - understanding what hostile reconnaissance is and how to spot it
  • Check - knowing what to do if you suspect hostile reconnaissance or identify suspicious activity
  • Notify - who should you tell and what should you tell them

If you cannot access the awareness package via Highfield e-learning, please use the information and technical support request option in the FAQs.

In the unlikely event that you are still unable to access the package via Highfield e-learning, the video without facilitators notes or a knowledge check is available to view on the CPNI website. A subtitled version of the SCaN For All Staff Film is also available.

However, we strongly recommend that the awareness package is accessed through Highfield e-learning to make full use of the resources available (interactive knowledge check, facilitators notes and SCORM file). 

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