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UK Terrorism Threat advice from the SIA

In response to the recent events in Paris, we want to reinforce the key messages of the Government’s Prevent strategy and emphasise the importance of vigilance and of reporting any concerns to the anti-terrorist hotline. The current UK threat level for international terrorism is SEVERE. This means that a terrorist attack is highly likely.

If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related, trust your instincts and call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. All SIA approved qualifications include counter-terrorism awareness, including looking out for hostile reconnaissance. We recommend that security operatives refresh themselves with how to be vigilant by watching the video ‘Personnel Security – Eyes Wide Open’ by the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI).

Over the next few days we will be considering what more can be done, both individually and working with partners, to mitigate the increasing threat level. We are talking to the police to develop a methodology to get real-time messages out to the private security industry. We will update you with further details.

Watch the video ‘ Personnel Security Eyes Wide Open’