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Sixty Second Security Check List

Experts from Counter Terrorism Policing will be asking retailers and other businesses who operate in crowded places to think about their contingency plans, asking them to draw up a 'Sixty Second Security' plan which has the power to improve their reaction to emergencies.


Launching the campaign, the national Coordinator for Protect and Prepare, Chief Superintendent Nick Aldworth, said: 

"As people are enjoying the festive season they will see a visible security presence with police patrols and additional security in crowded places.

"Unpredictable deployments across the UK will also provide an additional layer of protection, with specially-trained uniformed and plain clothes officers working to deter, detect and disrupt hostile reconnaissance and encourage the public and businesses to be their extra eyes and ears and report anything that doesn't feel right."

Specialist advice for companies operating in crowded places, such as major events, sport stadia, visitor attractions, bars, theatres and shopping centres, is available on the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) website along with CT Policing's new ACT Awareness e-Learning tool. The tool, developed to provide nationally accredited counter terrorism guidance helps industry better understand, and mitigate against, current terrorist methodology.

Sixty Second Security is a quick list of security-minded questions that all security and crowded places staff should know the answers to in order to improve reactions to emergency situations.  

Sixty Second Security Check List:

  • Who is appointed to make decisions on the shop floor, and do they know what they're doing?
  • How do you enter and exit the building in emergency?
  • How do you lock down quickly?
  • Where can you hide?
  • How do you communicate and how do you stay updated if you find yourself in a RHT scenario?
  • Have you briefed your staff?