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ProtectUK showcase a new security video launched for businesses, highlighting practical steps to be taken in the event of having to lockdown during a terrorist (marauding) attack.

The video is one of a number of resources available to help businesses plan for such incidents and how to build a plan applying the principles of RUN HIDE TELL.

Lockdown forms one strand of the HIDE option, which can be useful in circumstances where RUN is not possible or the best course of action. Further information can be found here.


CPNI video


Whilst the video is designed to inform those responsible for setting safety and security policies, it can also be shown to staff to raise awareness of Lockdown if that is an option for your business or site. If shown to staff it is important to also explain and discuss your own policies and procedures relating to the subject, including for example:

  • the purpose of lockdown

  • when to lockdown

  • who should lockdown, including who decides to lockdown

  • how to lockdown, whilst minimising the risk to staff and customers

  • maintaining lockdown

  • what to do in the event of people wanting to leave

  • when and how to remove lockdown

The video can be viewed here.

The UK National Threat Level remains unchanged at ‘substantial’, which means that an attack is likely. We know an attack can happen anytime, anywhere.

A simple list of actions you can take to ensure your business is playing its part, and which could save lives includes:

We encourage everyone to:

  • stay alert and report anything suspicious you see or hear to security staff or the police

  • trust your instincts and ACT. You won’t be wasting our time

  • visit ACT to report online, in confidence, and learn more about the signs to spot

Run Hide Tell