Following the launch of the book “Bomb Safety and Security – the Manager’s Guide” in late 2016 the Australian Security Research Centre is hosting a ½ day Masterclass based on the book.

ASRC Masterclasses enable peer-to-peer discussion of relevant topics guided by a leader in the field.

Takeaways from this Masterclass are the principles underpinning a safe and sensible response to bombs, threats, unattended items and post-blast scenarios.

The emphasis being on providing a safe and secure environment while minimising disruption to the organisation and protecting it from claims of mismanagement.

Additional topics:

  • Physical and procedural protective considerations
  • Hazardous mail
  • Search planning and management
  • Emergency procedure considerations including evacuation for bomb incidents
  • Training and testing
  • Risk assessment and mitigation and
  • Blast modelling factors

Attendees are invited to bring their site’s security and emergency management plans to refer to during the Masterclass.

Date and Time: Thursday, 20th April 2017, 0830-1230, followed by lunch.

Location: Level 10, 111 Bourke St, Melbourne.

Cost: $275.00 plus GST.

Discounted fee of $250.00 plus GST for: Registered Security Professionals, Members of ASIS International, VMA and FMA.

All attendees will receive a copy of the book “Bomb Safety and Security – the Manager’s Guide”.


Presenter: Donald S. Williams CPP RSecP ASecM MIExpE IABTI IAPS. Don is a recognised thought leader with over 100 published articles and papers. He was a bomb technician for 20 years, was the Bomb Risk Manager for the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympics, for which he received the Olympic Order of Merit. He was the Defence Officer at the Australian Bomb Data Centre in the mid-

90’s. He is a member of the ASIS International, the Institute of Explosive Engineers, the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and the International Association of Protective Structures.

The ASRC Masterclass series enables managers and senior practitioners to meet with and discuss topics with subject matter experts.