This has been conducted after extensive business consultation across industries in order to assure and improve the content of these Tactical Options.
What is the Menu of Tactical Options?
The Menu of Tactical Options is a list of tactical, security undertakings available for use by the private sector and industries to enhance their security postures at times of raised threat or in response to terrorist incidents.
The options can be implemented independently by an organisation or can be deployed at the request of police. The relevance of each tactical option will depend on existing practices and security capabilities of the business.
How is this different from ordinary security advice?
Security advice and guidance available online can vary greatly in content due to the differences in intentions by the authors and their target audiences. The sustainability of suggested security measures can also differ significantly.
The Menu of Tactical Options seeks to support all businesses during specific periods of increased security threats.
It is acknowledged that it may not be feasible to implement all measures for a prolonged period due to their impact on resourcing or operations. The options are therefore reactive responses to a change in the terrorist landscape, with a view for businesses to revert to their ordinary operating procedures once suitable (such as a decrease in UK threat level).
What changes have been made?
The consultation highlighted the need for a refreshed Menu of Tactical Options that included supplementary guidance documents and associated updates to the ProtectUK webpage for an improved user experience. As a result, key changes have been made to reflect these recommendations. This include:
Additional tactics made available;
Improved standardisation and accessibility of all documents;
Updates to the associated ProtectUK webpage including an improved user-friendly interface, increased signposting and digital graphics;
Links to the risk management process to assist readers with quick and relevant referencing in conjunction to the tactical options.
For more information, please visit the National Stakeholder Menu of Tactical Options webpage on ProtectUK.