Given the three recent terrorist attacks within the UK the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has issued the following guidance for businesses. We strongly suggest you read the following and explore the link provided below.
Brief and train your staff
When you have an emergency plan in place, make sure all your staff are fully briefed on what to do and make sure any new staff are put in the loop.
Review your security plans
Identify your risks, based on the current threat
Review your business continuity plans
Decide what you need to protect and identify critical operations and functions
Increase staff vigilance by briefing them on what to look out for
Review evacuation, ‘invacuation’ and lockdown procedures. Ensure you have plans for vulnerable staff and visitors and check whether your premises has designated marshals to support this activity
Identify ‘protected spaces’
Review your emergency assembly point
Longer term action
Regularly review the response level for your site or venue at security meetings
Clearly display signage informing staff of the building response level. This should not be displayed in public areas
‘Recruit’ staff to be vigilant for and immediately report suspicious activity and items.
Ensure First Aid Kits are fully stocked and staff know where they are kept
Ensure Crisis Incident Kits (grab bags) are available and up to date