Lesson details

WARNING: THIS LESSON CONTAINS REFERENCES SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. These include references to terrorism, violence, weapons, and suicide. If you need support at any time, please contact a colleague, manager, or find a phone or online helpline near you. 

Think about a time you, and perhaps a loved one, decided to go out to eat at a restaurant, or perhaps you’ve gone to a concert, or a football game? If you've visited any one of these venues, you've stepped foot into what we call a ‘soft target’. In this lesson, Todd McGhee explains the concept of soft targets and the different types of possible threats.

What you’ll learn

  • The term ‘soft target’ 
  • What a soft target is in the context of your workplace
  • The types of possible threats you might face

This course is aimed at front of house and operations employees.


Todd McGhee

Todd McGhee is an international speaker on counter-terrorism and violent extremism.

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