Threat Assessment and Positive Target Identification Training

This programme is designed to support the DfT iTAT training and is an instructor lead programme delivered over one day to support and guide candidates through the DfT process of Threat Assessment for their organisations.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be aware of and differentiate between the various types of threat which are commonly received
  • Understand and interpret the threat report form on which information will be passed to them
  • Follow the entire procedure for assessing a threat in a calm, logical and systematic manner
  • Liaise with the police and other authorities and find useful sources of information to help the assessment
  • Assess information they have gathered taking into account the implications of the current threat assessment and the precautions already in force at the time
  • Fill in all the relevant details of the incident on the threat assessment form
  • Come to a reasoned conclusion in consultation with the appropriate authorities as to the categorisation of the threat.

To achieve the overall objectives, the following modules and objectives will be delivered:

1 – The Security System & Threat

Understand the elements of the ‘Security System’ and how they integrate

Understand the legal responsibilities in relation to contingency planning

To learn the meaning of the word “threat” in a security context.

To learn the organisations / groups who have and/or may pose a threat.

2 – Threat, Vulnerability and Risk

Understand the link between threat, risk, and vulnerability

Understand measures to reduce vulnerability and risk

3 – Threat Assessment – Positive Target Identification (PTI)

Understand how threats are received, and effective recording of a threat

Understand the process of assessing the threat

Understand the correct follow up actions to be taken

Following assessment, successful participants will be certified according to the requirements of the DfT