Why do you need to be trained in Forensic Awareness?
On 22 May 2017, following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande, a 22-year-old male detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb at the exit of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Twenty-three adults and children were killed, including the attacker, and 250 were injured.
On 22 March 2017, a terrorist attack took place in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster in London, seat of the British Parliament. The attacker drove a car into pedestrians on the pavement along the south side of Westminster Bridge and Bridge Street, injuring more than 50 people, four of them fatally. After the car crashed into the perimeter fence of the Palace grounds, the attacker abandoned it and ran into New Palace Yard where he fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer. He was then shot by an armed police officer and died at the scene.
On 3 June 2017, an attack took place in the Southwark district of London, England, when a van mounted the pavement of London Bridge and was driven into pedestrians. The van crashed, and the three male occupants ran to the nearby Borough Market pub and restaurant area, where they stabbed people with long knives. Eight people were killed and 48 were injured, including four unarmed police officers who attempted to stop the assailants. The three attackers, who wore fake explosive vests, were all shot dead by police.
So whatever your role in society you may be caught up in an incident.
Knowing how to save lives is most important and Complete Forensics can deliver First Aid training but at the same time we need to know what happened, who did it, who the victims are and how we can stop these attacks again in the future.
Be prepared not scared
Forensic Awareness courses include
- Forensic Awareness for First Responders
- Forensic Awareness combined with First Aid
- Forensic Awareness for Business – Companies delivering (or considering the delivery of) forensic equipment and supplies to the UK Criminal Justice Sector
- Forensic Awareness for Business – ISO 17025 and 17020. What are they and why do you need to know about them