HM Government increases the threat level to ‘Severe’

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Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, UK head of Counter-Terrorism Policing announced on Tuesday that the UK Threat Level has been raised from ‘Substantial’ to ‘Severe’. This comes as a precautionary measure following the news of another terrorist attack, this time in Vienna, however it is stressed not in relation to any specific threat. Our thoughts are with the families, loved ones and emergency services personnel affected by the recent attacks in France and Austria.

Counter-Terrorism Policing have activated an established planning mechanism across the police service which will lead to enhanced protection and preparedness.

Given the security industry’s unique role in supporting the police and protecting the public it is important that everyone across the industry remains vigilant and plays their part in these uncertain times.

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) provides expert and current guidance on protecting against – and in the event of – a terrorist attack.

We strongly recommend that all security professionals refresh their counter-terrorism knowledge by visiting the NaCTSO website and speaking with their employer regarding access to the ACT App. This App provides practical advice and guidance to help you protect your business, plus information on how to respond in the event of an attack including the latest reference and guidance documents.

Given the security industry’s unique role in supporting the police and protecting the public it is important the everyone across the industry remains vigilant and plays their part in these uncertain times.

Visit the NaCTSO website for more information

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