Your Results

Wales – 28/05/2024

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 that there is a remote chance that someone could watch and monitor your premises without being seen or disturbed. This is an excellent response. Keep your security measures visible and watch out for, and deter, hostile activity. You must have an effective reporting mechanism. Call the police if you are concerned about something you’ve seen.

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 a remote chance of stopping an attacker coming into your premises. Locking down, and giving yourself time to respond might be the only chance you have of avoiding harm. In your plan, you need to explain how you will lockdown your premises to protect people inside.

You have indicated a remote chance, of being able to 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 a remote chance, of knowing how to evacuate your premises in the event of an attack. On a personal basis, the advice is always to RUN-HIDE-TELL. If you are responsible for other people, you should think of this in terms of GUIDE-SHELTER-COMMUNICATE. Responding to a terrorist attack requires you to have a plan.

You have indicated that it is almost certain 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 and you should keep a record of who has completed it, what it consisted of, and when it was completed. It should be revisited from time to time.

If you are attacked what will happen (Consequence)

You have indicated a remote chance that 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.

You have indicated a remote chance 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 remote chance, you could lockdown quickly. You need to resolve this especially if you can't run away. Locking down will give you time to escape, hide, or call for help. If you need to adapt your existing access control, you should do so.

You have indicated remote chance, which equates to a 0-5% probability. Understanding where an attack is happening and evacuating away from it will reduce the number of possible casualties. This 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 a remote chance, 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 remote chance that someone could bring a knife into your premises. This is excellent 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 remote chance, that your staff would know what to do if they found someone carrying a knife. It is critical that you give your staff clear instructions on what to do and how to behave. You MUST have a plan.

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 remote chance, of knowing 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 there is a remote chance of having 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 remote chance that someone could bring a gun into your premises. This is excellent and 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 remote chance, 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 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 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 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 a remote chance, of having the right fire equipment at your premises. You must comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Over and above that you must think about where an attack could take place and have extra equipment available if needed. Doorways are particularly vulnerable to passing attack.

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

You have indicated remote chance, 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 remote chance of having 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 a remote chance 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 remote chance, that someone could bring a substance on to your premises. Remember though that gas, liquid and sprays can be concealed in many ways and there is always value in independently testing your security systems and processes.

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 a remote chance of being able to 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 a remote chance of knowing 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 Wales – 28/05/2024. Once you have reviewed them, you should move on to step 3 - 'Create new plan'.

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