This programme is designed to provide advice and guidance on how staff can enhance their levels of situational awareness to better protect themselves as well as colleagues, clients, and the public.
Having staff that are alert and vigilant to the threats that exist provides those working across different sectors with an additional layer of security. This is particularly important in the cultural heritage field, where venues often operate under financial constraints and may not be able to afford dedicated in-house security personnel active 24/7. Covid-19 has also made the situation worse, forcing many venues to operate with limited human resources. In order to continue guaranteeing the protection of cultural assets, be they buildings, collections or people (i.e. colleagues and the public), it is paramount to provide staff with the right skills to understand how threats can manifest and how to manage them.
This programme is suitable for all members of staff and encourages proactive engagement in protective activities that help identify and mitigate some of the risks that exist.
The workshop discusses the concept of situational awareness and the use of senses to identify changes in the environment to pre-empt possible threats which can negatively impact the ability of workers to accomplish work tasks. PowerPoint, group discussions, and hands-on activities will help participants understand how to interpret information gathered through their senses.
Finally, it describes factors that can negatively impact how people are alert and vigilant, and it identifies proactive actions that can be taken to prevent being caught in a ‘victim state’.
This will be a LIVE event, via Zoom, that will run approximately 4 hours.
A minimum number of registrants is required. If not reached the workshop will be rescheduled.
**Discount is available for 5 or more people attending from the same institution. Contact us before purchasing to receive the discount.**
About the presenter: The workshop is delivered by Andy Davis (MSc. CPP., CSyP, FSyI), the owner and Managing Director of Trident Manor Limited. Andy is a security risk management expert having operated within international governmental organizations and senior corporate positions around the world. He has been involved in the audit, review and design of museums and other cultural venues for several years, and his training programmes on cultural property protection have benefited more than 600 people operating in the sector.
Mr. Davis provides consultancy services, acting as an Advisor for national bodies in the UK, involving the exhibition, conservation, and management of cultural heritage. This has resulted in delivering services at over 30 museums, galleries and other cultural venues in the UK, Middle East, and Africa.
Andy is the Chair of the ASIS International Cultural Properties Council, and founder of the IAASF (International Arts & Antiquities Security Forum). He holds a MSc. in Security & Risk Management, and is board certified by ASIS International at the CPP accreditation level. Mr. Davis is a Fellow of the Security Institute, and a Chartered Security Professional (CSyP).