The Protect Duty, arising from Martyn's Law, is a proposed piece of legislation to better protect the British public from terrorism in any place or space to which they have access. It was headed by Figen Murray, mother of Martyn Hett who tragically died along with 22 others when a terrorist detonated a bomb at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
The new Protect Duty will require public places to improve security measures to protect against a terrorist attack. It aims to learn lessons from 2017, achieving a coherent and proportionate approach to security at venues of any size.
The Protect Duty will place five key requirements on operators of public spaces:
- To engage with freely available counter-terrorism advice and training
- To conduct vulnerability assessments
- To have a mitigation plan for the risks created by the vulnerabilities
- To have a counter-terrorism plan
- For local authorities, to plan for the threat of terrorism
Our guide picks out the key steps venues and stadia should take to follow the Protect Duty.
How tabletop exercises support the Protect Duty for Venues and Stadia
Tabletops both boost your readiness for the expected and the unexpected on event day, and, if properly recorded, give you proof that you are prioritising safety and security at your site.
- Carry out a readiness programme
- Present a united front
- Learn every time
- Give yourself the proof!
Read our full article in the guide, downloadable at the top or bottom of the page.