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Playbook: Terrorism, Civil Unrest and Demonstrations

The Incident Management Team should consider implementing some or all of the following measures, depending on the terrorism, civil unrest and demonstrations.
Goh Hua Wei

Playbook: Terrorism, Civil Unrest and Demonstrations

The Incident Management Team should consider implementing some or all of the following measures, depending on the threat:

 

Action Steps

 
  • IC_CM_Terrorism Civil UnrestRemind all staff to be extra vigilant and report all suspicious or unusual incidents that they observe not only while at work but also when they are at home or travelling
  • Confirm that the staff call-out tree is available and up-to-date

Confirm that:

  • Vital records are being backed up and are stored off-site
  • A clear desk policy is being applied
  • Vital paper records and documents are being stored in fire-proof safes
  • Confirm that contact lists for emergency services, contractors, and suppliers are available and up-to-date
  • Ensure that fire extinguishers are tested and available within buildings
  • Prepare and issue a press release if operations have to cease or premises are affected
  • Use additional guards and increase external/internal patrols
  • Where grills or shutters are fitted, keep them closed and locked
  • Limit access to premises for both staff and customers to one door
  • Check all premises at the start and close of the working day for intruders and unidentified packages, briefcases, etc.
  • Restrict parking at ABC COMPANY LIMITED premises
  • Check vehicles entering ABC COMPANY LIMITED compounds for under vehicle booby-traps and other explosive devices
  • Check all mail for explosive devices
  • Check handbags, briefcases and packages carried by all visitors into ABC COMPANY LIMITED premises for weapons and explosive devices
  • Confirm that a sheltered area within buildings has been identified

If violent disturbances appear likely to occur:

  • Prepare doors for immediate closure and shut and lock them at the first sign of trouble.
  • Ensure that keys to locked external doors are readily available to facilitate evacuation in an emergency.
  • Playbook for Response to Crisis ScenarioReduce ABC COMPANY LIMITED’s opening hours.
  • Close ABC COMPANY LIMITED’s buildings to customers.
  • Send staff home or tell them to remain at home until further notice.
  • Postpone or cancel visits by staff from elsewhere in the organization.

 


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Reference Guide

A Manager’s Guide to Implementing Your Crisis Management PlanGoh, M. H. (2016). A Manager’s Guide to Implement Your Crisis Management Plan. Business Continuity Management Specialist Series (1st ed., p. 192). Singapore: GMH Pte Ltd.

Extracted from Appendix 6A: Terrorism, Civil Unrest and Demonstrations

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