NIC

NIC Report - Anticipate, React, Recover: Resilient infrastructure systems

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The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published its final report on national infrastructure resilience on 28 May. 'The Commission’s framework provides a road map ... and I urge government, regulators and businesses to consider its lessons and get to work on implementing them.' (Chair, Resilience First)
PS

Protect Duty

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In the April edition of Professional Security, Resilience First explored the Protect Duty responsibility of government. An update, with a response from the Minister for Security, is provided here.
airports

Flybe is no more

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The resilience of airlines is being severely tested with a competitive market, the cost of operating and now the hit on passenger numbers with the coronavirus outbreak. The latest casualty is Flybe. It follows the path of Monarch and Thomas Cook. 
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The Coronavirus outbreak - Lessons from SARS/MERS for business

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Introduction

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (designated WN-CoV or 2019-nCoV) originating in China is viewed in the UK as a high-consequence infectious disease and a 'moderate' health risk. It is being carefully monitored by the World Health Organization (WHO) which has now declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. (See Useful References below.)

fire

Learning Lessons

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The first phase report of the Grenfell Tower inquiry has highlighted the importance of learning lessons so as to avoid other tragedies. This article considers what the broader lessons to be learnt might be.
PS

Lessons from a crisis

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The October edition of Professional Security magazine features the third of a series of articles on resilience by Resilience First. This item looks at the lessons from Chief Security Officers (CSOs) outlined at a presentation to members on 9 July.
airports

Airports – the new centre of attention

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With the collapse of Monarch in 2017 and now the demise of Thomas Cook, the travel industry – and particularly airports – is facing unprecedented pressures. The return of around 150,000 passengers to the UK, known as Operation Matterhorn, is the largest repatriation since WW2. This will place strains on airlines and airports alike: both need to demonstrate resilience.

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CT Summer Security

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Staff at the UK’s biggest summer events are to be trained in how to react in the event of a terrorist incident as part of Counter Terrorism Policing’s second annual ‘Summer Security’ campaign.

London

The Global Village – London’s community resilience and lessons from elsewhere

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Marshall McLuhan coined the term “the Global Village” over half a century ago. The inference was that everywhere had become our neighbourhood. Through media coverage of other countries we know something of what it is like to be threatened by ISIS, to suffer extreme weather or to be exposed to fallout from a nuclear accident. In effect, what happens “over there” doesn’t stay over there. We cannot insulate ourselves from the dynamics that affect resilience elsewhere in the world.