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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.