Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness Campaign - Christmas Vigilance 2018
CounternTerrorism advice and recommendations for businesses operating in densely populated and busy areas
6 December 2018
Following the launch of the winter / Christmas awareness campaign the 60 Second Plan has been referenced in many publications – this is designed to be a quick checklist which can improve staff reactions in the event of an emergency, it requires businesses to ensure all their staff know the answers to simple questions such as:
- Who is appointed to make decisions on the shop floor, and do they know what they’re doing?
- How do you enter and exit the building in emergency?
- How do you lock down quickly?
- Where can you hide?
- How do you communicate and how do you stay updated if you find yourself in a Run Hide Tell scenario? (firearms or weapons attack)
- Have you briefed your staff?
The points detailed above are not exhaustive but illustrate some key points , dependent on local circumstances.
The capmpaign, which is being widely publicised on social and traditional media, asks all of us to be vigilant aware, not just in our businesses, but when out shopping and celebtraing over the Christmas period.
Launching the campaign, the national Coordinator for Protect and Prepare, Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth, said:
"All staff working in crowded places – not just those who have a security role – can follow the ACT Awareness e-Learning course and be in a stronger position to help protect themselves, colleagues and the public.
I would also like to ask retailers and other businesses to consider my ‘Sixty Second Security’ plan, which is a quick checklist of questions every member of staff should be able to answer in order to drastically improve reaction times in the event of an emergency."
A handy security checklist can be downloaded here
More information for you and your staff can be found through various social media channels: