NI companies urged to be prepared for possible terror attack

Launching the new programme are Mercury Security CEO Frank Cullen (right), Garry Suddaby (left), Mercury training and development manager, and PS5 CEO Steve Collins (centre)
Gareth McKeown

NORTHERN Ireland businesses are being urged to be prepared in the event of a possible terrorist attack.

The north's biggest independent security company Mercury Security Management has teamed up with internationally acclaimed specialist security consultancy and training provider PS5 to launch a new training programme aimed at providing the tools to deal with an attack and its aftermath.

With the terrorist threat level in the United Kingdom currently set at severe, another attack is considered by the government as highly likely, so Mercury and PS5 are urging companies across Northern Ireland to look at their security operations and ask themselves if they are truly prepared for the worst to happen.

The four-hour training programme, entitled ‘We Go Prepared: Living in an Age of Terrorism’ will show companies what can be done to protect their employees, organisation and customers from a terrorist attack.

“In our own daily security work, we have become increasingly aware of the threat of terrorist attacks and the need for vigilance to ensure that we are best prepared to deal with worst case scenarios if they should happen," Mercury CEO Frank Cullen said.

“We thought it would be a good idea, in association with our long-standing training partner PS5, to share the knowledge and expertise that we have collectively accumulated with the business world at large and help them prepare as best they can for every eventuality.”

The training programme has been designed by PS5 CEO Steve Collins, an acknowledged authority on weapons-related crime and personal protection from violence, aggressive behaviour and terrorism.

“While we do not pretend to hold the answers to the world’s terrorist problem, our unique training course will show what can be done to protect your employees, your organization and your customers from a terrorist attack, and if the worst were to happen," he said.

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