How to respond to threats in schools and public administrations

How to respond to threats (8 hours training)

What ?

Prevention is a priority for schools!

In a time when we are under constant threat of attack, it is essential to learn how to behave in case of an act of terrorism, to know the best attitude to adopt in the first seconds and how to respond to different threats.

Fiber Security is putting its expertise into theoretical and practical training courses on risk identification and conditioned reflexes for prevention and protection when faced with different potentially dangerous situations. Our role consists of making you aware of your responsibilities and training you to analyse situations and react in a spirit of responsible and civic mutual assistance.

Schools must ensure the security of their pupils, teaching staff, educators, employees and visitors. Faced with the threat of attack, it is essential to learn how to behave in case of an act of terrorism. It is imperative to reassure pupils, parents and teaching staff by demonstrating the ability of management to protect their schools effectively. These measures also undoubtedly have a positive impact on staff, who will be reassured by the fact that managers are implementing practical measures to ensure the safety of all concerned.

Our training courses are aimed at anyone working in an educational establishment. It will sometimes be possible to assign certain roles to some students, after of course determining that such responsibilities are in line with their ability and maturity. Such an approach encourages civic and cohesive behaviour, a sense of individual and collective responsibility, using concrete and intelligible situations.

Teachers and pupils will come to realise that each individual must be responsible for their own safety while also contributing to that of others. In these courses, we will therefore identify the different risks faced by schools and how to guard against them. How to act, alert senior staff, and learn the basic life-saving actions to take while waiting for the arrival of the emergency services.

The situation will not be dramatized; this is not about living in a climate of fear, but of considering such risks without overestimating them, while at the same time not ignoring them.

Interactive workshops based on lockdown and evacuation will be provided using carefully designed role play, individual and group exercises based on the theory addressed in earlier classes.

  • Understanding the issues surrounding the prevention of attack risks
  • Taking on board the concept of risks and the different types of risk
  • Raising awareness of the importance of security
  • Teaching life-saving behaviours and responses
  • Raising awareness in order to better prepare for a dangerous situation
  • Implementing actions or making improvements to ensure the best possible
  • Adopting the appropriate behaviour to deal with dangerous situations (explosion,
    armed attack, panic, evacuation, lockdown, a suspect bag or parcel, etc)
  • Remaining vigilant on a daily basis
  • Observing and relaying information
  • Identifying and describing a threat
  • Escaping and/or hiding in the event of an attack
  • Giving first aid
  • How to act and relay information to law enforcement agencies

How ?

  • Prevention
  • Dangers and modus operandi of terrorism
  • Break-ins
  • Bomb threat
  • Suspect letters and parcels
  • Presence of suspicious person(s)
  • Introduction to Profiling
  • Run / Hide / Fight: internal intrusion / external intrusion
  • Smoke and its dangers
  • First aid in major risk situations
  • Psychosocial risks

Who ?

Our training courses are led by experts in the field whose efficiency, rigour, discretion, motivation and professionalism are an integral part of their daily lives.


The evacuation :

I run away.

I head silently towards the nearest exit.

I remain calm.

I take a head count of the students.

I ask for complete silence.

I don’t run towards the police without holding my hands up.

The lockdown:

I head silently towards the room intended for such an event.

If there isn’t any:

I identify the safest and closest room.

I lock the doors and barricade myself by placing heavy furniture in front of the door (cabinet, desk…)

I stay away from the doors and windows.

I lay down on the floor behind sturdy obstacles.

I switch off the lights.

I ask for complete silence.

I switch my phone to silent mode.

Once on lockdown, I stay in touch with the authorities to signal my exact location, the number of injured people and the total number of people on lockdown.

I stay close to the people displaying anxiety and try to comfort them.

I wait for the authorities’ intervention for further instructions before evacuating.

If we have caps intended for such an event, we put them on after laying down on the floor.

Our workshops “How to respond to threats” lasts 8 hours.