The Current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is
Members of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and
report any suspicious activity tot he police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321.
The growing threat from terrorism, both domestic and international, has increased significantly over the years with notable changes in their modus operandi that exploits natural vulnerability in an
indiscriminate fashion. Officials UK security chiefs have urged people to be
vigilant and have released advice that outlines how people should act in the vent of an attack. The advice covers everything from how individuals caught in a terror situation should act to
preventative steps businesses can take to keep their building as safe and secure as possible.
The basis of your strategy must always be awareness.
Your strategy must also help you create detailed plans for your response to an incident in your local environment, how would you protect your business, your
staff and your customers - and how would you respond to and manage the aftermath, or maintain business continuity.
STAY SAFE : Terrorist firearms and weapons
Uk counter-terrorism Police release a public information which sets out pratical steps that can be taken to stay safe in the event of a firearms attack.
Is a protocol used by emergency services to report situations and which will help
responders to get information from the first person or officer on scene:
Exact Location of the incident
Confirm nearest junction or exact address
Geographic size of the incident
Explosion, building collapse, firearms incident, etc.
Identify the hazards present or suspected (such as number of hostiles, types of weapons etc.)
Consider potential or secondary devices
Is evacuation or invacuation necessary and safe?
Update with routes that are safe to use
Clarify routes which are blocked
Number of Casualties
List type and severity
Approximate number of dead, injured on the scene
List those Services already present on scene and those required
Conduct a joint dynamic hazard assessment with the emergency services