The Department for Transport 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
- 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.