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Are you prepared for the year ahead?

Are you prepared for the year ahead?

Terrorism is nothing new, but in recent times the scale, geography and increased publicity of attacks, as well as the UK’s involvement in the Syrian conflict, have created a new level of awareness.  At the moment, the possibility of a terrorist attack is regularly in the news.  


We have been thinking about how this may impact on you as an employer and your duty to employees.  With that thought in mind please find a couple of interesting links below, which you may find useful:


The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SEVERE


You are probably already aware of the National Police Chiefs Council guidance of what to do in the event of a terrorist attack and advice for people being caught up in such an event.   Due to events in the UK and aboard, people are understandably concerned about a firearms or weapons attack and bombing and whilst such incidents are rare it also helps to be prepared.


Details of a free app called CitizenAID  - which has been developed as a benevolent initiative for the public and offers step-by-step advice at;  this can be used a useful reminder of the basics and perhaps a good example of how to take sensible precautions, but also put any threat into perspective.


The overall message is clear – it costs nothing to ensure staff are supported, prepared and, crucially, well-informed.  If you need to review your support, communication, lone working and travelling/working abroad policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.


If you would like to train your staff we offer a variety of options such as; emergency evacuation, emergency first aid at work, understanding the risk assessment process, dealing with difficult people and management skills.  


Our training courses are:


Fire Marshal and Emergency Evacuation, Friday, 31st March 2017, 09:00am – 1:30pm, £85.00 +VAT per person.


Dealing with Difficult People, Wednesday 26th April 2017, 09.00am – 4:30pm, £140.00+VAT per person


Both courses take place at our purpose-built training room facilities at Epsilon House, West Road, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, IP3 9FJ.  There is onsite parking at the venue and discounts available for group bookings.


If you would like more information about our current courses please telephone 01473 276170 or email



Please note that the content of this article is for general information only, always take advice and follow the correct procedure.

Article by SOS-HR Limited

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SOS-HR are a company specialising in the human resource function. We can write, design and produce all of your statutory letters of employment and contracts. We can organise your staff handbook and the Health & Safety policies and procedures for a one-off, reasonable fee. We can also provide on-going support and advice on 'Good Practice', Employment Relations and Health & Safety issues and even run your payroll!