The Protect Duty Legislation – Martyn’s Law: What does this new Bill mean to you and your business?
On 22 May 2017, an Islamist extremist suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb laden with shrapnel as innocent people were
leaving the Manchester Arena, following a concert by American singer Ariana Grande. 23 people including the attacker, died and 1,017 were injured, including teenagers and young children.
With our offices situated close to the scene, we at Neptune P2P Group have a close affinity with the people of Manchester and as we mark the 5th anniversary of this outrage, we feel it is a poignant moment to reflect on one of the more positive aspects that have emerged from this tragic event.
Prince Charles announced during this year’s Queen’s Speech, that a new piece of anti-terrorism legislation, Protect Duty, also known as ‘Martyn’s Law’, will be introduced that is designed to ensure the public is better protected from a “multifaceted, diverse and continually evolving” terror threat.
A further proposal within the legislation is that operators/owners conduct vulnerability and risk assessments of their operating places
and spaces. We have the required expertise and experience to conduct such security risk assessments. Additionally, we provide a suite of Security Risk Management Training courses to suit an organisation’s requirements.
Are you and your business ready for Martyn’s Law?