Counter Terrorism Advice for Businesses
Terrorism is just one of the many risks communities and businesses may face, so making simple plans to cover a whole range of emergencies is important.
Protecting Against Terrorism
This booklet is aimed at those who are responsible for the safety of others in businesses and in other organisations. It contains protective security advice derived from our role in advising organisations that own or operate key assets, services and systems which form part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure.
Protecting Against Terrorism gives general protective security advice from MI5’s National Security Advice Centre (NSAC). It is aimed at businesses and organisations seeking to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack, or to limit the damage terrorism might cause.
- Section 1 deals with why you should consider protective security, with risk assessment, security planning and its implementation
- Section 2 covers a range of security measures, from physical security and the protection of IT to staff selection and employment
- Section 3 gives more specific information on the main type of bomb attacks, on how to protect against them and the recommended procedures to deal with bomb threats.
Protecting Against Terrorism supersedes Bombs – Protecting People and Property, published by the Home Office in 1999
Project Griffin is a national project aimed at enabling and encouraging business members to work in partnership with the police to deter and detect crime and counter terrorist activity.
The principal aims of Project Griffin are:
- Raise awareness of counter terrorist and crime issues;
- Share and gather intelligence and information;
- Build and maintain effective working relationships;
- Seek solutions to defeating terrorism and crime;
- Maintain trust and confidence in the police and other authorities;
- Enpower people to report suspicious behaviour and activity.
These events are targeted at key premises in Birmingham and their front line staff, for example security staff, cleaning staff, retail assistants. However it is also open to management. Events are being delivered within each Local Policing Area of Birmingham.
For details of future Project Griffin events or specific counter terrorism advice for your business contact West Midlands Police