Schools and hospitals across the north-east are being trained on how to react in the event of a terror attack.
Staff are being briefed on what to do if they spot suspicious activity while Police Scotland aims to raise awareness of the current terror threat level.
The course, which has also been designed to teach people how to spot the signs of radicalisation, has been offered to businesses across the region.
NHS Grampian, one of a number of public bodies to sign up to the scheme, confirmed they have invited staff to take part over a three-day period in August.
Literature handed out to workers said the health board was “committed to helping staff be ready for all types of security issues, including terrorism.”
A spokeswoman added: “We have certain responsibilities and one of these is to ensure staff are appropriately aware of security issues.
“Training similar to this is delivered across the UK and is not indicative of any particular threat to hospitals in Grampian.”
Head teachers have also undertaken the Prevent training initiative and information is expected to be rolled out to school staff as part of their health and wellbeing programme.
A spokeswoman for Aberdeenshire Council said they do not currently offer specific Prevent lessons to school pupils, but confirmed the training would be “cascaded” to teachers and support workers.
An Aberdeen City Council spokesman added: “We are continuing to work with police to deliver counter-terrorism training for our staff and have developed a training module to ensure that all staff have access to the advice and guidance necessary to support them to safeguard our children and young people.”
Police Scotland responded the workshops were not being held in relation to any specific threat to hospitals, schools or other organisations.
The terror level was temporarily raised to ‘critical’ in May following a series of attacks in Manchester and London – a move which led to armed police being deployed to train stations and key buildings across Scotland.
Councillor Alex Nicoll, a former Grampian policeman, said that while Scotland remains a safe place to live and work, the training could help people think through how they would react to an attack.
He added: “It’s important our staff leaders know what to do if the worst were to happen.”