In November 2015, a terrorist cell conducted a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, using firearms and suicide bombs, killing 130 people and
injuring 368 more. This was the most sophisticated western attack carried out by DAESH, involving at least nine operatives and using multiple weapons including automatic firearms and person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDs).

Terrorism could impact your organisation in many ways including the targeting of your staff or organisation due to the country they or the organisation represents, your markets or products, political affiliations or who your customers are.

Has your organisation specifically assessed the threat of a terror attack on your offices or people.

Have they considered that emergency exits funnel people together therefore making them susceptible to attack as they exit.

Have you drilled the scenario of a firearms or knife attack within the building, in the same way you do fire drills. Are people told to exit or lock and fortify their offices or how to decide which is the best choice.

If you haven’t thought through any of these then now is a great time to do so.


Tony Willis

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