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This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Identifying Risk
  2. 2 Evacuation and Searches
Someone with a suspicious package - Bomb Threats Training
Image of employee examining a package before it is bought into the office as part of our bomb threats and suspicious packages training

In Bomb Threats we look at what to do if you receive a telephoned bomb threat. We explain what information should be collected and details that will be helpful to the police. In Suspicious Packages we talk about the signs that could mean a package contains an explosive device or other dangerous contents and explain what to do if you come across these packages at work.

Evacuation and searches are a vital part of keeping people safe during a bomb threat

Here we look at evacuation – what you should do and where you should go. We also consider whether evacuation is the right course of action. Sometimes it’s safer to remain inside the building. We also look at searches, who should do them and how, and the part you may play in this.

About this course

This training course provides guidance to all employees on general day-to-day good practice regarding security...

...putting a strong emphasis on vigilance.

We look at SEARCH and EVACUATION procedures and use a step-by-step guide to explain how to deal with a BOMB THREAT.

We look at SUSPICIOUS PACKAGES, and the tell-tale signs that packages received in the post may have dangerous contents.

Make your staff more vigilant, equip them with the knowledge needed to deal with a bomb threat or suspicious package and potentially save lives with our Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages training course. It only takes 20 minutes for each person to complete the course! 

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages Training

Presented by

Keith Wickham

The importance of Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Bomb Threats Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages Training course concludes with a 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

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Bomb Threats and Suspicious Packages Certificate

106 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
very informative

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Informative and easy to follow

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


Very easy to understand and 20 mins was just about right amount of time .

Good content, and certainly enlightening

Good content, and certainly enlightening. I am now more aware of the process if something is spotted. I don't however, know who else in the organisation has been through this training course. As the site Emergency coordinator, I need to know others on the premises are also aware of these guidance notes/forms/protocol and who to report to.

Information is presented very clearly.

The way the information was presented was easy to understand. It was short and simple, but still included all the essential information needed to learn what to do in that scenario. The mans voice/ accent/ volume of speech was also very clear, he didn't mumble or talk to fast so it was easy to take in all of the information. The few questions between the presentaion were helpful and enabled you to interact, so you could see yourself you were retaining the information and not just half listening to someone talking. It also helped a bit to remeber information for the questions at the of the presentaion.

I think this course is invaluable

I found this course most interesting and informative - you think you know what you would do in a situation like this but there are so many things you wouldn't think of and the content from this course will always be in the back of your mind.

Really interesting and informative

I found this course to be most interesting. It was well presented and every aspect was explained fully and clearly.

quick, thorough and concise.

A good informative course that alerts and reminds you of what we should be looking out for and what information we need to retain.

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

There is currently no legislation to help guide organisations, however, The Criminal Law Act of 1977 does have a small section dedicated to bombing hoaxes. 

The Criminal Law Act 1977

Section 51 of The Criminal Law Act 1977 focuses on bomb threats and bomb hoaxes, it states: 

(1) A person who—

(a) Places any article in any place whatever; or
(b) Dispatches any article by post, rail or any other means whatever of sending things from one place to another,with the intention (in either case) of inducing in some other person a belief that it is likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to property is guilty of an offence.

Section 51 of The Criminal Law Act 1977

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