Business leaders are failing to protect their employees in the wake of the London bombings, according to a survey.
Most directors have never asked their staff about how best to tackle terrorism. In addition, few chief
executives have ever attended a health and safety meeting.
The survey of 100 workplaces by the Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation also discovered a quarter had never rehearsed an emergency procedure with the rescue services.
More than three-quarters (77%) of company health and safety committees had not met to discuss terrorism since the 7 July attacks. The study also found that 69% of companies refused to consult union safety representatives on terrorism issues.
David Fleming, of the Amicus union, said the results were a “wake up call” for UK employers.
Earlier this month, Personnel Today reported that CEOs were failing to take a serious view of security.