Your Results

Nottingham – 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 it is almost certain you could identify suspicious behaviour. This is a good level of confidence and implies that you have had training, or have other specialist knowledge. Remember, terrorist methodologies change and evolve all the time and so it is important to stay up to date. You can do this through your threat assessment.

You have indicated it is highly likely that you can lockdown quickly. You 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 almost certain that you can lockdown quickly. You 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 almost 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 ensure relevant workers also know how to do this.

You have indicated that it is highly likely 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. You should keep a record of who has completed training, what that training consisted of, and when it was completed.

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 almost certain you could hide. This is a good result. Running away from harm will always be the best option if that is possible. Having a shelter you can hide in for several hours is important especially where people at your location might have mobility difficulties.

You have indicated it is highly likely, you could lockdown quickly. This is a very good 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 an almost certainty, which equate to a 95% chance. 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. If it is safe to do so, consider testing your evacuation plans.

You have indicated it is highly likely that you could communicate.. Communicating in any emergency is crucial. Planning what you will say and knowing how you will deliver it will save vital time.

Section 2: Knives

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated it is highly likely, that someone could bring a stabbing or cutting weapon into your premises. With this evaluation you will need to make sure your plan is thorough and you have the ability to provide trauma first-aid in the event of an attack (see guidance/plan). You should consider search or screening on entry.

You have indicated it is almost certain 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 remote chance, that someone could obtain harmful items on your premises. This is excellent. You should ensure that only those people who need access to potentially dangerous items have such access, and this should include contractors

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated it is a realistic probability 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 highly unlikely that you have bleed control kits available. This is a poor response. 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 likely that someone could bring a gun on to your premises. If you are not able to prevent dangerous items from coming into your location, you need to have an effective plan for dealing with a gun related incidents.

You have indicated it is unlikely that your staff would know what to do if they found someone carrying a gun. It is critical that you give your staff clear instructions on what to do and how to behave. You MUST have a plan. Remember, guns are dangerous and bullets are capable of penetrating hard objects. Being subtle and discreet about calling for help could be a better solution than being loud and panicked.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated remote chance, which equates to a 0-5% probability. Running away from bullets is not always an easy or safe option. Understanding where might be a safe place to shelter and where might not be is critical in a gun attack. Some places will provide a hiding place but might still be vulnerable to bullets passing through them. Having some sense of what is bullet proof could aid survival.

Section 4: Vehicles

Can terrorists attack you? (Vulnerability)

You have indicated remote chance, that people could be struck by a vehicle. There is a significant history of terrorists using vehicles to ram into people and if you are relying on physical measures to protect your staff or customers, you need to make sure it is to the right standard. More guidance is in your full report.

You have indicated it is a remote chance, 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 highly unlikely, which equates to a 10-20% 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 a remote chance that a deliberate fire could be set, undetected. There is likely to be a far 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 it is a realistic probability 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 almost certain that you would know how to treat severe burns. This is a very good response. You must stop the burning process as soon as possible. Do not put yourself at risk of getting burnt as well. Your full report will signpost you to guidance.

You have indicated it is almost certain 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 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 highly likely that someone could bring a bomb on to your premises. If you are not able to prevent dangerous items from coming into your premises, you need to have an effective plan for dealing with any bomb related incidents such as bomb calls and suspicious packages.

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 almost certain that someone could bring a substance on to your premises. There are many ways that you can help reduce this vulnerability. It could be screening, conditions of entry and staff training. 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 it is highly likely 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. Understanding how you will use this method in the event of an attack is something you can plan for and practice.

You have indicated it is almost certain 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 highly unlikely 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 Nottingham – 08/08/2023. Once you have reviewed them, you should move on to step 3 - 'Create new plan'.

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