Business Continuity And Security
21 November 2022
Stay up to date with latest security incidents affecting the Quarter and news of our next area-wide Table Top exercise.
Security alerts and updates
With recent protest activity taking place across the capital, we want to remind members that our security communications provide up to date information on security incidents in and around the Quarter that have the potential to cause disruption to businesses and their employees. This includes our Weekly Intelligence Alert sent via email as well as ad hoc Incident Alerts sent via app alert, text and email as and when needed. With the help of our Street Team, we work closely with the Police and Westminster Council to collate information to share with our members and their security teams, including details about protests and forthcoming road closures.
In addition to this, we also have our dedicated Radio Network, linking up security teams at buildings across the Quarter and our Street Team, allowing them to share real-time information and intelligence on any security issues affecting the area.
If you would like more information on our security communications, or would like to sign up to receive Incident Alerts or Street Works Updates, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your continuity planning up to date?
We have our next Table Top Exercise – our area-wide event that uses a simulated major incident scenario to put our members’ continuity plans through the test – taking place on Tuesday 21 March 2023. The session is hosted by BakerStreetQ as part of our Increasing Security & Resilience programme for the area which aims to prepare businesses to be able to react, respond to and recover from a major event or security incident should one occur.
Winter Vigilance Toolkit
As the festive season approaches, Protect UK has released its Winter Vigilance Toolkit highlighting the importance of public vigilance to keep everyone safe when attending events, heading to markets and out shopping on high streets.
A toolkit for businesses to use to share information with their employees is available, containing materials and messaging that can be used for newsletters and internal communications with the goal of raising security awareness. Research carried out by Protect UK shows that one of the most effective ways to deter hostile activity is to demonstrate that staff and customers are encouraged to be, and are, vigilant, and that they know how to report suspicious activity. Further information is available on Protect UK’s website.
More information about our safety and resilience programmes can be found here.