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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

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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 questions 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

393 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Out of date

The emphasis on keeping the line open after a telephone call or awareness of the building by staff doesn't really reflect modern working practices, where people will use mobile phones and hotdesk or work remotely much of the time.

It was interesting

It was interesting but a bit out of date I served in northen Ireland were we got them every week but while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan we did not get the phone call it was for real if would be good if yous told and done more info on suicide bombers which is seen and prevented if you can see the sighs

Yes it was interesting

Iam ex army so I know I know about hoxk calls etc I had them all the time when serving in Northern Ireland plus I had the real ones while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan there not nice but this wee inside to them were responsible real when it comes to the postage bombs but it would be good insite to get more info on suiside bombers that can come in any shape or form

Very useful

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


Lots of interesting detail which I hope I'll never need to use..

Useful info

Very useful info and clear, thank you.

Very informative

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

Very informative

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

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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