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BVRLA and members join ACT campaign to fight terrorism

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The BVRLA and its members are supporting the new national ACT campaign (Action Counters Terrorism), to help fight the threat of terrorism.

Last year saw a spate of terrorist attacks where rental vehicles were used as ramming weapons to cause death and destruction in the UK and around the world.

Since then, the BVRLA and its members have worked closely and frequently with law enforcement organisations and government to identify and agree tactics to counter the terrorist risk.

The vehicle rental sector can help to deter terrorists by increasing visibility of, and demonstrating increased collaboration with, counter-terrorism organisations.

Nora Leggett, director of member services for the BVRLA, said: “We hope that members will join us in promoting the ACT logo on their websites and displaying the posters in their workplaces as we present a united front in the fight against terrorism. All the campaign materials are available via the BVRLA website.

“Having recently been accredited by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), the BVRLA is now delivering ‘Project Griffin’, specialist counter-terrorism awareness training, free of charge to both members and non-members operating in our sector.

“Designed for businesses, this training has been developed to increase vigilance and provide guidance as to how to better protect their community, customers and staff.

“We delivered the first in a series of planned workshops in Amersham on March 15 and feedback has been very positive."

Training workshops will also take place across the regions, including in the North and Scotland, and the BVRLA will next month host a webinar, tailored for the daily rental and commercial vehicle sectors.

Leggett added: “This all forms part of a wider programme of work that we are undertaking to further mitigate the risk from terrorism and we continue to work with government to see what more we can do together to help protect our sector and our communities.”

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