Your Results

Bicester – 08/08/2023

This page shows you the summary of how exposed you might be to a terrorist attack, and how you could be harmed if an attack happened. Each box gives an indication of what you need to think about to address any weaknesses you have. You can access more detailed advice at the bottom of the page. Once you have looked through your results you should write your plan.


Key - the traffic-light colouring used in this evaluation should be taken to indicate the seriousness of any exposure to terrorism that you might have.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You should try and take action to solve some of the risks these colours suggest you hold
You are likely to have effective protection against terrorism but should keep this under review and always strive to improve it

Summary Results Section

Section 1: General

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated remote chance, of identifying suspicious behaviour. This implies that you have not accessed a terrorism training course. The ability to understand what terrorism is and how it can effect you is the first step in protecting your location. Recognising suspicious behaviour is vital to disrupting attack planning and giving yourself as much time and space as possible to avoid the impact of an attack.

You have indicated it is realistically probable that you can lockdown quickly. You need more certainty than this and will get benefit from testing and practising. You should consider lockdown buttons for doors that are not staffed. Your plan must include how you will lockdown your premises.

You have indicated it is unlikely that you can lockdown quickly. You must do something about this, as a speedy response to an attack will help protect lives. You should consider lockdown buttons for doors that are not staffed. Your plan must include how you will lockdown your premises.

You have indicated it is highly likely that you would know how to evacuate your premises in the event of an attack. If you are responsible for other people, you should think of a plan in terms of GUIDE (evacuate)-SHELTER (lockdown)-COMMUNICATE(calling for help). You must test your ability to evacuate and improve your ability to achieve this and ensure relevant workers also know how to do this.

You have indicated that it is highly unlikely that you and your staff have completed terrorism awareness training. It is a legal requirement for relevant workers to have completed this, and e-learning is available from CT Protect Ltd.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated it is almost certain you could evacuate your premises quickly. You should plan for how you could escape, it is the best way to minimise casualties. The less possible escape is, the more important it is that people can be protected by locking down and hiding. Practicing your plan to confirm it works.

You have indicated it is highly unlikely that your staff and customers could hide. Hiding should be the option if you can't run away. In emergencies, you should consider opening up normally private areas such as offices and storerooms. Think about moving furniture to create barricades to hide behind.

You have indicated it is almost certain, you could lockdown quickly. This is an excellent response and creates a good opportunity for you to keep people safe. Make sure you regularly test this ability as well as having processes to help people run and escape.

You have indicated realistic probability which equates to a 35-40% probability. Be clear about all the escape options and incorporating them into a plan will heighten your chance of success. You might require alternative escape routes. These can be permanent installations such as fire escapes, or temporary measures such as collapsible ladders, windows and roof lights.

You have indicated it is highly unlikely that you could communicate. Clear communication about what is happening and what you need people to do will reduce the likelihood of casualties caused by terrorists, or panic. Keep it simple. Have simple messages in your plan to avoid having to think about it in emergencies.

Section 2: Knives

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is highly unlikely that someone could bring a knife into your premises. This is very good and implies that you have either screening systems or conditions of entry that make carrying harmful items into your premises difficult. Remember though that knives can be concealed in many ways and there is always value in independently testing your security systems and processes.

You have indicated realistic probability that your staff would know what to do if they found someone carrying a knife. You can make this stronger by ensuring that your response to a knife being found is clearly spelled out in a plan and that all your staff know what that plan is.

You have indicated it is almost certain that someone could obtain harmful items on your premises. This is a potentially dangerous situation and you should seek to improve it immediately. Your full report will signpost you to best advice.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated it is highly unlikely you will know how to deal with a serious bleeding wound. Action is required urgently. Current thinking has moved away from complex first-aid training and organisation such as Citizen Aid now encourage a more practical approach such as Pressure, Plug and Pack.

You have indicated it is almost certain that you have bleed control kits available. Knowing if you have kits, where they are and making them available is critical to saving lives. There are many day-to-day reasons why people may get hurt. Bleed control kits are available from many providers, or can be made up following the advice signposted in your full report.

Section 3: Guns

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is highly unlikely that someone could bring a gun into your premises. This implies that you have either screening systems or conditions of entry that make carrying harmful items into your premises difficult. Remember though that guns can be concealed in many ways and there is always value in independently testing your security systems and processes.

You have indicated it is a realistic probability that your staff will know what to do if they find someone carrying a gun. You can make this stronger by ensuring that your response to a gun being found is clearly spelled out in a plan and that all your staff know what that plan is.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated highly likely, which equates to a 80-90% probability. This is an excellent prospect in the event of a gun attack however, you need to be certain of your assumptions and if necessary get expert advice on the level of protection offered by your premises against different bullet types.

Section 4: Vehicles

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is almost certain that people could be struck by a vehicle which suggests that you must take some action now. Your full report will provide you with more detail but it is possible to DENY, DISRUPT, DETER AND DETECT vehicle attacks, giving lots of proportionate options. See your full report.

You have indicated that it is a realistic probability that an attack could be planned. Vehicle attacks do take place spontaneously, however, they are more successful when terrorists can predict when they will have most impact. Making it hard for terrorists to predict when crowds might gather is a great defence.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated remote chance, which equates to a 0-5% probability. This might be an accurate assessment for many premises. Stopping a vehicle is the only way of DENYING terrorists the opportunity to undertake this sort of attack. There are specific technical standards that 'stopping' equipment is built and tested to. Your full report will give you guidance on the difference between DENYING an attack and other options.

Section 5: Fire

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is almost certain that a deliberate fire could be set, undetected. This response indicates that your location may be at significant risk of damage by fire, if it occurs and is not spotted. There is likely to be a greater risk of accidental fire at your location than that initiated by terrorists. However terrorist propaganda has encouraged attackers to use fire as a weapon.

You have indicated remote chance that your evacuation route is predictable. Your fire exits must comply with the relevant fire regulations to which you are subject, but you should be aware that fire can be used to initiate a terrorist attack by corralling people into a predictable location via predictable routes.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated it is almost certain that you have the right fire equipment at your premises. Considering the type of attack you might experience will dictate if you need more than your obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. 'Petrol bombs' will commonly be thrown at entrances and windows, 'incendiary bombs' will be concealed and placed inside the premises for later detonation.

You have indicated it is a realistic probability that you would know how to treat severe burns. You must stop the burning process as soon as possible. This may mean removing the person from the area, dousing flames with water, or smothering flames with a blanket. Do not put yourself at risk of getting burnt as well. Your full report contains guidance.

You have indicated it is highly unlikely that you could evacuate without creating a crowd. While assembly might be advisable to account for people after a fire, we advocate dispersal and you can account for people through contact lists and phone calls. Assembly is OK, if it is into a secure place where a 2nd attack can't take place.

Section 6: Bombs

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is highly unlikely that a bomb could be left on your premises without you detecting it. You can enhance this performance by maintaining a register of vulnerable places at your location and search them regularly.

You have indicated it is unlikely that someone could bring a bomb on to your premises. This implies that you have either screening systems or conditions of entry that make carrying harmful items into your premises difficult. Remember though that bombs can be concealed in many ways and there is always value in independently testing your security systems and processes.

You have indicated it is almost certain that you could spot a suspicious package. Understanding why your location might be at threat from terrorists helps define why a delivery might be suspicious. Having good post handling procedures and a safe, blast proof, place to store suspicious deliveries, helps maintain a secure environment.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated it is highly unlikely you have a storage area for suspicious items. If you are a premises that might be at threat from receiving suspicious devices through the post, you should have a safe location. These are often called 'bomb-bins' and are a place to put parcels pending the arrival of a professional to assess it.

Section 7: Substances

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is almost certain that you could spot someone releasing a substance. Early identification of an attack is critical in securing rapid treatment for those affected, and preventing further casualties. Raise awareness of the Steps 1-2-3 model at your premises. See your full guidance.

You have indicated it is a realistic probability that someone could bring a substance on to your premises. Without screening systems in place, this is likely to be the response for most locations. You need to have an effective plan for dealing with any harmful substance related incidents. The government advice is REMOVE-REMOVE-REMOVE, and there is guidance in your full report.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated a remote chance that you could wash away contamination . Removing the substance from a person is a method of reducing their exposure to it. This is commonly achieved by dousing the affected part with water. Be aware that you can wash the contaminant onto other parts of their body, or other people, so dousing should be a sustained activity.

You have indicated it is unlikely you could remove clothing quickly. It's important to think about how to do this. Remember not to cause more harm to the person by dragging contamination over other parts of the body. Having scissors available to cut clothing off rather than pulling it over unharmed parts of the body would be a good response.

You have indicated it is a realistic probability you know how to deal with hazardous substance attack. The government advice is REMOVE (THE PERSON)-REMOVE (CLOTHING) - REMOVE (THE SUBSTANCE)Guidance in the form of REMOVE REMOVE REMOVE model is available in your full report.

Find out more

Use this guidance if you would like to find out more about how to protect, prepare, and respond to each type of attack.

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What next?

These are the results of the test you took for Bicester – 08/08/2023. Once you have reviewed them, you should move on to step 3 - 'Create new plan'.

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