1. Stay aware of the National Threat level.
CRITICAL An attack is expected imminently
SEVERE An attack is highly likely
SUBSTANTIAL An attack is a strong possibility
MODERATE An attack is possible but not likely
LOW An attack is unlikely
If the threat level increases then you may need to review your security plans.
Specific advice is available on the Government website (www.gov.uk) and you should review this regularly.
2. Carry out a Risk Assessment
Your risk assessment should be thorough, specific to your venue and should include considerations of a terrorist threat.
Consider for example, where crowds gather, how often bins are emptied, where deliveries are made, how often public areas are cleaned/kept tidy etc.
3. Make an Emergency Plan
This should include an Emergency Assembly Point, and an alterative one in case that one is unavailable, as well as the locations of First Aid Kits and plans for vulnerable staff and visitors.
All staff should be thoroughly briefed on the plan and their role in it.
4. Know Your Staff
Ensure you keep an up-to-date list of staff and that your HR policy includes verifying their identity. Ensure that all staff wear passes and are identifiable to each other and the public.
5. Stay Vilgilant
Staff should be trained to be vigilant, to understand how to identity suspicious behaviour, and what to do if they encounter it or if a member of the public reports it to them.
6. Use Quality Security Personnel
Ensure the security company you engage can demonstrate they can respond effectively to terrorist scenarios. They should work with you on your security plans and preparations.
Contact All Events Security for more information about how we can help you stay aware of the terrorist threat.