Bomb Threat Management and Policy
- Publish Date: 1999-01-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: RONALDR DECKER ATTORNEY AT LAW
This is a practical book for security professionals on how to deal with the threat or suspicion of bomb threats at their facilities. From controlling the initial threat to evacuating personnel during a crisis, this book leads the way for the security professional to handle the situation competently. Emphasis is placed on adaptation and usage of existing corporate assets and facilities for communication, command centers, staging areas, blast recovery and return to work.
This material is totally new in that:
It describes the levels of corporate involvement and consequences that are associated with the adoption of a formal bomb policy. It separates fact evaluation and decision-making power into accelerating levels of urgency. It defines specific duties and responsibilities and assigns persons or teams to perform accordingly. It work equally well in those situations where the company commonly receives multiple bomb threats in a single day. It provides score cards for companies to self-evaluate their own risks and exposures related to evacuation and return to work. It allows management to assign mathematical weights to defined risks and formally decide what mathematical totals are acceptable or unacceptable prior to a crisis event. It details the decision-making process in sending evacuated employees back to work where there has been no blast and no bomb has been found. It describes how the integrity of the corporate organization chart can be maintained while major events may be taking place at any level within the organization chart. It is designed to afford a company maximum protection from public scrutiny and legal action that may arise after a blast.
In the past few years, bombings and bomb threats have been on the rise in the US at health clinics, animal testing facilities, and government or high profile buildings. Some multinational corporations receive up to 10 bomb threats in a single day. Only by proper threat management can modern commercial and industrial enterprises maintain continuity in their normal business operations. Regardless of whether or not a security professional has experienced a threat, he or she must always have a policy in place for one. Whether or not the security professional can defuse the bomb isn't as important as whether or not he or she can evaluate the premises and establish a policy to deal with an emergency.
Includes scorecards for self-evaluating risks and exposures related to bomb threat and return to work
Contains event reporting forms
Illustrations of quickly recognizable emblems which identify those persons who are responsible for decision-making (ie.those who have been appropriately and formally trained).