Friday February 13th is a day that will go down in history but for all the right reasons. It was the day that we held our most successful forum event to date. Threats and Opportunities saw a host of fantastic speakers from the City of London Police, to Public Health England present their strategies and feedback on what Londoners should be thinking about with their Business Continuity Planning. We learnt lots from the way that the City would respond to a terror attack through the ground breaking news that Man Flu is scientifically proven to be a real illness – there is a genetic in male make up that makes them handle the flu less than us ladies.
We had over 70 people in attendance on the day and for £40 a ticket we were highly praised on the fantastic location, lunch and value for money.
Here at the London forum we are striving to ensure that we are bringing you the events and topics that matter to you so we are welcoming your requests and ideas which can be emailed to email@example.com ahead of our next event we are planning for September time.
The forum committee meet once a month to plan these events and much more so we would encourage you to get in touch with any request big or small. We are also working closely with the BCI HQ on our marketing efforts – we are aware that many of you have offices across the UK and globe and therefore do not always get our London information if it is not your registered forum so watch this space and expect more from us as we progress on the best way to achieve this. We are also very excited to announce we have a brand new website coming soon – so keep an eye out on www.bcilondonforum.com in the next couple of weeks for our brand new update.
The presentations are attached from the day for all to benefit from, if you have any queries about this or require any other information about the London Forum you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Meadows on 07501495954.
The threat level in the UK from international
The threat level in Great Britain (England,
Wales and Scotland) from Northern Ireland -
The threat level in Northern Ireland
from Northern Ireland-related terrorism
•Critical – An Attack is Expected Imminently
•Severe – An Attack is Highly Likely
•Substantial – An Attack is a Strong Possibility
•Moderate – An Attack is Possible but not Likely
•Low – An Attack is Unlikely
UK Counter-Terrorism Strategy
Pursue Prosecuting Terrorist Offenders
Protect Target Hardening
Prepare Supporting community and
Prevent Safeguarding those vulnerable
• Consider the safest option
• Is there a safe route?
RUN, if not HIDE
• Can you get there without exposing yourself
to greater danger?
• Insist others leave with you
• Leave belongings behind
• Find cover from GUNFIRE
– Substantial brickwork
– Heavy/reinforced metal walls
• If you can see the attacker,
they may be able to see you
• Cover from view does not
mean you are SAFE. Rounds
go through glass, brick, wood
• Be aware of your exits
• Try not to get trapped
• Be quiet, silence your
• Lock/barricade yourself in
• Move away from the door
where are you and suspects?
Where did you last see the
Features, clothing, weapons
Weapons, building etc
Location of :–
Others from entering the area
CALL 999: What the police need to know:
Armed Police Response
1. point guns at you
2. treat you firmly
3. question you
4. be unable to distinguish
you from the attackers
5. You will be evacuated
when it is safe to do so
• Follow their instructions
• Remain calm
• Avoid sudden
movements or any that
may be considered a
• Keep your hands in view
• What are YOUR PLANS in an incident?
• What plans do OTHERS have?
• Think of staff or visitors who are less mobile, frail,
vulnerable or visually or hearing impaired, build on
personal emergency evacuation plans for fire
evacuation and adapt for these circumstances.
• What are your organisation’s PLANS?
IF YOU SUSPECT IT, REPORT IT
CALL 0800 789 321
CONFIDENTIAL ANTI-TERRORIST HOTLINE
IF URGENT CALL 999