Using a vehicle as a weapon

  • Event Start Date: 06 October, 2021
  • Event End Date: 06 October, 2021
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  • Event Time:14:30 - 16:00
  • Price Per Delegate:£54.00
  • Tickets Remaining:59

Attacks on the public involving commercial vehicles have had tragic consequences in recent years, including the Westminster and London Bridge attacks of 2017.  The British Standards Institute, sponsored by the Department for Transport, has therefore developed a new standard (which came into effect on 31 May 2021) and associated guidance designed to reduce the risk of commercial vehicles, including lorries, buses and coaches from being used as weapons in acts of terrorism and other forms of serious and organized crime or anti-social behaviour. 

In this eTraining session, we take you through the guidance and the key things that may facilitate accreditation under the new standard.  This includes the requirement of operators to: 

  • improve their knowledge of potential risks and determine which of those risks apply to their business 
  • develop a security management plan 
  • assess risk exposure 
  • put in place management and accountability for security 

Other requirements will include checks of drivers’ references and previous employment history and also regular visual checks of vehicles for signs of tampering. 

Date: Wednesday 6 October 2021 

Time: 2.30pm-4.00pm 

Cost: £45 plus VAT per person (20% discount for BACKup members. Please contact marketing@backhouses.co.uk). 

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