BUSINESSES across the county are being invited by Cheshire police to the launch of a new tool aimed at developing security and building resilience to a terrorist attack.
The National Counter Terrorism Security Office, with the support of local advisers, will be launching the Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSAT) at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool on Tuesday, September 13.
The VSAT is an online tool aimed at small to medium enterprises that may not have necessarily considered themselves as being vulnerable to an attack.
The launch event will demonstrate how businesses and staff can use the VSAT tool to best prepare against the threat by assessing and improving security and business continuity.
Guest speakers on the day include Merseyside assistant chief constable Andy Ward, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit Detective Superintendent Tony Porter, and chairman of the North West Business Continuity Forum Jim McAlister.
VSAT is aimed at those responsible for security of education, health, hotels and restaurants, major events, places of worship, cinemas and theatres, commercial centres, stadia and arenas, shopping centres, retail, visitor attractions and bars, clubs and pubs.
The event begins at 9.30am and will finish at 1pm. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be opportunities to network with guest speakers, other delegates and trade stands.
To register for the event email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive your invite, agenda and directions.