The Security Institute of New Zealand [SINZ] welcomes you to the first course you will do on protecting crowded places from attack.
This initiative is to support keeping New Zealand safe from attackers, whether they be terrorists or criminals intent on causing harm. The resources are taken from the New Zealand Government Strategy for protecting crowded places from attack, which were developed after the devastating attacks of the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch on March 15th 2019.
Sadly, we have seen more examples of devastating attacks both in Dunedin ( May 2021) and Auckland (September 2021) and there is no doubt we will see more.
An attack can come in many ways and we have seen some of these in other parts of the world, as well as in our own country. Everyone has a role to play in keeping crowded places safe, whether they are government officials, owners and operators of crowded places, community organisers, security personnel or members of the public.
As a community-based employee or volunteer helping keep the community safe, you can be rostered to attend events and places deemed to be crowded places. Alternatively, just because you are patrolling the community, you might see something that will assist prevent an attack or help Police respond quickly to the event. You are therefore at the sharp end of being able to prevent an attack, or identify and report an attack so that levels of injuries and harm can be reduced.
This course is free for you. You may also use it regularly for refresher training prior to working at an event. Your presence [Officer presence] and ability to keep people safe are recognised by Police, the owners and operators of crowded places and everybody else involved in keeping people safe. Your efforts in gaining this important knowledge and successfully completing the course are appreciated. If you want more training, watch out for our next level course.
Your certificate is available to you once you have successfully completed the course, don’t forget to download the certificate of completion and show it to your employer, clients, family and friends. Post it on FaceBook, Instagram to encourage others to make themselves aware.
Talk you your teammates, and work colleagues and encourage them to do this course.
The Security Institute of New Zealand has provided the platform for this course, which was generously created and developed by C4 Group Ltd, New Zealand’s leading security training company.
We must also acknowledge the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the New Zealand Police Prevention Team for their work on developing the resources.
In order to successfully complete this awareness course…
1. You need to open and read every lesson and successfully complete every quiz.
2. Make sure you click on the Completion button at the end of every lesson.
3. The quiz can be completed as many times as you need.
4. You will need to get 100% correct in every quiz to be successful. 100% means you know a lot and are ready to protect yourself and people at risk if an attack on a crowded place occurs.