Employers failing to protect staff in wake of terror attacks

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.


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