Continuing our look at the Department of Homeland Security’s Threat Advisory System, we’re highlighting the Orange (High) Threat Condition. This level indicates a high risk of a terrorist attack and is the first level to suggest organizations implement some (though not all) emergency plans.
At the Orange Threat Level, it’s essential for organizations to coordinate with local law enforcement and any appropriate armed forces organizations and to learn the specific nature of the threat. Organizations need to limit access to threatened facilities and be ready to implement their emergency plans at a moment’s notice.
Avoiding high concentrations of people in unsecured facilities is a focus here. For this reason, organizations should consider alternate locations for worksites or public events. They should also consider canceling their events or dispersing their workforce if it becomes necessary.
Contact us to learn more about how your organization’s facilities can be more secure. We can provide the advice and the systems to improve the safety of your facilities and personnel.