Welcome to the first course you will do on protecting crowded places from attack. 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 and even members of the public.
As a security officer you will have been employed and rostered to attend events and places deemed to be crowded places. 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 and ability in keeping people safe are recognised by Police and everybody else involved in keeping people safe. Your efforts in gaining this important knowledge and successful completion is appreciated. If you want more training, watch out for our next level course.
Once you have completed the course, don’t forget to download the certificate of completion and show it to your employer, clients, family and friends.
Terrorism in the 21st century continues to cause fear and anxiety in many countries around thew world. New Zealand shot to the forefront when 51 people were shot dead, and 40 injured in two mosques in Christchurch. Suddenly this brought the problem to our door step
Crowded Places Strategy
The New Zealand Government has developed Protecting Our Crowded Places from Attack: New Zealand’s Strategy to help owners and operators of crowded places protect the lives of people working in, using and visiting their crowded place. The strategy intends to preserve the public’s use and enjoyment of crowded places, while ensuring that their safety has been considered.
Know What To Do
We all have a responsibility to keep our crowded places safe. As individuals we need to understand how to recognise and report suspicious behaviour and we need to be clear about what to do in the unlikely event of getting caught up in an attack. Read more on how you can help.
Recognize Suspicious Behavior
You can play an important part in keeping yourself and crowded places safe by knowing hjow to Recognise and report suspicious behaviour
Types of Attack
Attacks on crowded places can come in many forms such as bomb threats, Improvised Ex[plosive Devices, active armed offender, hostile vehicle, hostile drone, chemical or biological