Failing to Act on the Risk of Terror
Recently, an article by our Chair Dr Tony Zalewski was published in Security Solutions (May/June) edition about exposures for organisations that fail to act or to effectively minimise risks associated with a terrorist incident.
The article explains that prudent organisations review their approaches to workplace security and safety as it relates to:
- staff and contractors
- control of people and property on-site
- staff awareness
- perimeter protection
- emergency preparedness and continuity planning
- protocol, induction and training development
- liaison with local emergency services
As Tony warns, the risk of a terror-related event is well-known hence the importance of employers and those responsible for workplace safety taking reasonably practicable measures to minimise risk in and around the workplace.