Infologue.com attends Project Diffuse acid attack demo and seminar

 
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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Infologue.com attends Project Diffuse acid attack demo and seminar

Infologue attended Project Diffuse, a live demonstration and seminar held yesterday at Cargo Nightclub in London, writes Alex Walker of Infologue.com. The event, organised by the Metropolitan Police, was attended by a wide variety of representatives from the private security industry, local councils, business owners and others. Helping co-ordinate the event was the London Fire Brigade, Ambulance Services and Counter Terrorism policing. The aim of Project Diffuse is to spread awareness of the rising prevalence of acidic and alkaline substances involved in violent attacks. The use of corrosive substances in acts of violence has seen a considerable rise in recent years, particularly in London.

The nature of acid attacks, and the permanent damage such substances can inflict, demands a wider awareness amongst the security industry, and the general public, for how best to respond to such situations quickly and effectively. The event began with the live-acted demonstration of an acid attack taking place within the Shoreditch nightclub, with emergency services giving a full example of how the police, paramedics and fire crews try to respond to such attacks. The key message of the event was that the police, ambulance and fire services are not the first responders in such scenarios. Security staff within a nightclub setting play a crucial role in assisting victims, in order to prevent permanent damage.

A seminar followed the live demonstration during which speakers from each emergency service were introduced and gave a series of presentations. Included was information as to how the methodologies behind attacks continue to change, how to appropriately respond to an attacker and primarily how to treat victims. If security professionals are well informed as to how to rapidly and correctly intervene, it can only be beneficial for those in danger of permanent injury.

Metropolitan Police Website


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