Counter terrorism protective security advice for visitor attractions

Guidance on reducing the risk from terrorism at visitor attractions.

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Counter terrorism protective security advice for visitor attractions

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This guidance has been replaced.

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Visitor attractions may be targeted by terrorists because they are often important cultural, religious or political symbols often with limited protective security measures in place.

NaCTSO, in partnership with the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) and the Visitor Attraction Forum, has researched and produced a guide intended to give protective security advice to those who are responsible for security in visitor attractions.

Whilst the document concentrates on measures to counter terrorism, these will also work against other threats, such as theft, burglary and arson.

We recognise that visitors’ enjoyment is the principal objective of the owners and managers of all attractions. The guidance aims to achieve a balance where those responsible for security are informed that there are robust protective security measures available to mitigate against the threat of terrorism.

For site specific advice relating to your premises, contact your CTSA or use the non emergency police telephone number 101.

Published 1 January 2007