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Guidance on how to reduce risk of vehicles being used as a weapon

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The Department for Transport in the UK has published guidance on how to reduce the risk of your vehicles being used as a weapon.

The guidance was written to help prevent acts of terrorism and other crime.

The guidance covers:

  • security culture – including pre-employment checks for staff and drivers
  • site security – including vehicle access and operating centres
  • vehicle security – including checking vehicles and what to do if a vehicle is taken

It also contains a top 10 list of actions for commercial vehicle drivers.

This guidance sets out straight forward steps that can help mitigate the threat of goods vehicles being used in vehicle as a weapon attacks.

As well as helping to keep the public safe by deterring would be attackers from using your fleet, following this advice will:

  • help prevent acts of terrorism
  • help protect your organisation’s reputation
  • demonstrate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
  • help to improve security culture within your business
  • help reduce crime

The guidance covers security measures for:

  • building and embedding a positive security culture and behaviours
  • personnel security
  • operating centres and maintenance facilities
  • transport managers and drivers
  • vehicles
  • general security issues

The guidance sets out simple steps Transport Operators should take to promote a good security culture in their organisation and help keep drivers, sites and vehicles secure.

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