While there is no specific intelligence suggesting that Brighton & Hove is a target for terror attacks, the recent attacks in London and Glasgow have raised the national threat level to ‘Severe’. All businesses need to be vigilant and help is at hand.
It is clear that recent attacks within the UK have one thing in common – the targeting of premises where large numbers of people are gathered, with intent to cause large numbers of serious injuries and fatalities.
Everybody is being encouraged to be vigilant, and whilst business owners need to maintain a welcoming atmosphere for their clients, they must also maintain high security levels to keep their customers and staff safe.
Counter Terrorism Security Advisors in Sussex will be delivering detailed training and instruction to the licensing community, and the managers of larger licensed premises will be contacted in due course.
Yesterday, ‘Project Argus’ - a counter terrorism workshop - was delivered to managers of large shopping and entertainment centres, and others within the city.
By clicking on the following internet links you will be taken to advice pages on the National Counter Terrorism Security Office website, (which is a Police Office under the control of the Association of Chief Police Officers).
www.nactso.gov.uk/documents/Raisethebar.pdf This is a one-page advice notice containing general advice suitable for staff and managers at all types of premises where large numbers of people gather.
www.nactso.gov.uk/documents/Pubs%20and%20Clubs%2054pp.pdf A booklet containing protective security advice for bars, pubs and nightclubs.
www.nactso.gov.uk/documents/ShoppingCentreDoc.pdf A similar booklet aimed at shopping centres.
www.nactso.gov.uk/documents/Stadia%20Doc.pdf A similar document aimed at stadia and arenas.
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