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New guidance on reducing the risk of your vehicle being used as a weapon

09 August

The use of vehicles as a weapon to injure and kill people has become a real threat. Consequently, operators and driver of commercial vehicles need to act and adopt a responsible approach to security.

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

The aim of the guidance is to help prevent acts of terrorism and other crime.

The guidance outlines the steps you can take to help keep the public and your business safe from attack and covers:

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

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

Please call a member of the regulatory team for more information on 01254 828300 or you can find more information here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/security-guidance-for-goods-vehicle-operators-and-drivers/countering-vehicle-as-a-weapon-best-practice-guidance-for-goods-vehicle-operators-and-drivers

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