Your Plan

Nottingham – 09/08/2023

Location: Nottingham

Completed by: Nick A


Describe your premises

My premises is a retail store selling a combination of pharmaceuticals, healthcare and beauty products. We are situated on a busy pedestrian only zone in the city centre. Our capacity is 350 but we seldom have more than 100 people in the store at a time. There are 2 public entry doors and one door from our storage area into a service yard. The service yard is access controlled by the owners of shopping area and is shared with other premises.

What type of terrorist attack is likely to occur at the premises?

I have read the threat assessment and it is unlikely that we will be specifically targeted because of who we are but in accordance with the national threat level it is likely that there can be a terrorist attack in the UK. If that was at this premises, we would be vulnerable to the following attack types which have been highlighted in our self assessment: Stabbing or cutting attacks Gun attacks Bomb attacks Fire attacks Hazardous substances

Have you identified relevant workers who must receive terrorism protection training and ensured it is provided to them?

I have read the threat assessment and it is unlikely that we will be specifically targeted because of who we are but in accordance with the national threat level it is likely that there can be a terrorist attack in the UK. If that was at this premises, we would be vulnerable to the following attack types which have been highlighted in our self assessment: Stabbing or cutting attacks Gun attacks Bomb attacks Fire attacks Hazardous substances

Who will put the plan into action in the event of an incident? How is the plan and relevant information being communicated to workers at the premises?

The store has a nominated person in charge every day it is open. Every member of staff has been briefed on the plan and is authorised to put it into action if they are worried about something.


Task 1 – Plan to warn people on the premises than an attack is taking place

There is no tannoy system in our store and messaging will be done by voice. Our staff are aware of the instructions that they should give in order to implement a lockdown and also to evacuate.

Task 2 – Plan to lockdown your premises

All our doors have drop bolts. All staff have been shown how to use these and are permitted to make their own decisions about the need to lockdown. We test their ability to do this every 6 months, although all staff help with daily lock ups and unlocks and so all are familiar with these locks. Our store room could hold 20 people and we have a pallet of bottled water in their for emergency use.

Task 3 – Plan to evacuate the premises

Our fire evacuation plan is to use the two public doors. However it is possible to use the store room door if necessary. All staff are briefed to disperse from the area and we have a WhatsApp group to monitor where people have gone to.

Task 4 - Plan to call the emergency services and relay the necessary information

All staff have been briefed on the need to call 999 in emergency. There is a fixed line in there managers office that all staff are allowed to use in an emergency. Next to this phone is a ETHANE crib sheet to help staff pass the right information.

Task 5 – Use available first aid and fire safety equipment

All our staff are FAW trained and we have multiple dressings for sale inside the store. We have a PAcT kit under the counter at the from of the store and all staff are aware of how to access it. It has an instruction card in it because we are not able to provide trauma-specific training.

Task 6 – Consider how you tell your neighbours or local network aware of your plan and alert them in an attack

We are part of the safer-town scheme and have a radio in the store. We are part of the BID and we have worked together to discuss our plans.

What next?

This is the plan you created for Nottingham – 09/08/2023. Once you have reviewed it, you should move on to step 4.

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