Postal Bombs and Telephone Bomb Threats Awareness


This course gives delegates an understanding of the risk to businesses and government departments/agencies in the UK today from terrorist and extremist organisations. It provides practical training on how to react to a threat in the form of a telephone threat call, a bomb or biological device received in the post, or a bomb placed outside or inside the building. The course uses practical sessions to demonstrate how to be vigilant for a postal bombs and other suspect packages and what actions should be taken in an emergency situation.


A minimum of 6 hours consisting of theoretical and practical activities.


  • The threat and who the perpetrators are
  • Legal requirements
  • Assessment of threats
  • The improvised explosive device (IED)
  • Chemical and biological threats
  • Other suspect/dangerous packages
  • Practical exercises
  • Procedures and actions to be taken
  • Suspect Packages
  • To understand the threat from, recognition of, and actions to be taken in relation to suspect packages.
  • Telephone Threats
  • To understand how to deal with telephone threats, what to record and the actions to be taken.
  • Contingency Plans
  • How contingency plans reduce confusion and manage the risk when dealing with various types of threat.
  • Further support


Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, and a certificate will be issued to those who attend the full session and meet the criteria.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

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