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A Glasgow-based company which provides personal safety and workplace violence reduction training across the public and private sectors, has been nominated at this year’s Counter Terror Business Awards. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, March 6, on day one at the two-day Security and Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) in Olympia, west London (pictured: the 2017 event).

SALVAS, founded and run by director, Mike Greville, has been nominated for Counter Terrorism Education Project Award for its Run-Hide-Survive programme. Mike says that blends face-to-face tuition and e-learning. It trains key, front line, staff in buildings used by the public to take practical actions designed to lessen the chance of casualties during a terrorist attack and increase their prospects of survival. These include identifying safe rooms and escape routes in advance, and using them in the event of an attack, and providing relevant and concise details to the police and other first responders in situations such as an attack by terrorists using firearms or other weapons.

Training on escape and lockdown skills and the legality of using force for self-defence is included. Course delegates are trained in the use of the Run-Hide-Survive emergency ‘grab bag’. Its contents include catastrophic bleeding control kit, lockdown barricade tools, and information and a specialist device to break glass safely to escape. Communication cards to speed information flow to police and first responders are also part of the bag contents.

Mike Greville said: “Run-Hide-Survive has caught the imagination of the judges because it is an intensely practical programme, blending traditional and e-learning methods. It has applications in a wide range of public buildings, including businesses, shopping centres, schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadia, pubs, clubs, restaurants and places of worship I’m hoping that we will win the award, but for us to reach this stage against stiff competition which includes police forces and universities, is an achievement of which I am immensely proud.”

Visit www.salvas.co.uk.


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