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INKERMAN UK CRITICAL THREAT UPDATE

 

The aim of this brief is to offer general guidance and outline specific measures you can take to help prepare and protect your organisation and people.

 

UK THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO CRITICAL, WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Following the suicide nail IED attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017, which has killed 22 and left a further 119 others injured according to sources as of 25 May 2017, the British security services have raised the National Threat Level from ‘Severe’ to ‘Critical’.

 

ONGOING INVESTIGATION AND SUBSEQUENT ARRESTS

 

SUPPORT RALLIES TO CONTINUE

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

In practical terms, businesses may experience a heightened level of security, particularly in major cities, with reports that further military personnel could be deployed. The type of device used in the attack should prompt businesses to review security procedures. Prior to the attack in Manchester it was believed that the UK was most at risk from low-level attacks using knives or vehicles.  The Inkerman Group recommends taking a four stage terrorism risk management programme:

  1. Identify potential threats to your business through a site assessment – This will help to give a detailed understanding of where current vulnerabilities within the business are, as well as the threat level these vulnerabilities pose.
  2. Encourage staff to actively monitor news and media sources to ensure that they maintain situational awareness and context.
  3. Implement a Crisis Management Team (CMT) and risk management plan which includes – Protection of offices and staff, emergency planning and disaster recovery, and the reduction of the financial risk posed to the business.
  4. Review mail room procedures and the acceptance of deliveries.

 

As the nature of the current threat is unspecified it is considered vital to have a security plan which allows you to increase and decrease security as necessary and differentiate between business locations and the perceived threat levels in specific areas.  

 

STAYING SAFE

 

25 May 2017