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Martyn’s Law & the Duty to Protect

As businesses across the UK prepare for the introduction of Martyn’s Law (also known as Protect Duty), many are wondering what this entails and how they can get ready.

Martyn’s Law is a new UK legislation requiring businesses and venues to take steps to ensure their premises are safe for visitors. This law will require venues across the UK to put in place appropriate security measures to protect staff, employees and the public in the event of a terrorist attack.

Organisations such as retail and entertainment venues, school and university campuses, government buildings and any other premises that holds large numbers of people at once will need be compliant with the new legislation.

How can we help?

Resilient ‘warn and inform’ broadcast alerting and messaging is a key part of any emergency/incident preparedness plan and PageOne’s range of critical messaging services can help make sure your organisation is compliant and has a comprehensive and resilient communication plan in place. We understand how important it is to be proactive when it comes to safeguarding employees and customers alike.

With over 30 years of experience in critical alerting, we are well-versed in working closely with organisations in every sector to help keep people safe. Public and corporate sectors already rely heavily on PageOne’s solutions to deploy the right people and resources to attend incidents, so we know how crucial messaging is during these situations.

PageOne can work with your organisation to create a customised solution that meets the specific needs of your preparedness plan. Resilient and efficient communication will play a vital part in alerting emergency services, evacuating buildings, bringing people to a meeting point etc. Our multi-device, multi-network messaging gateway offers many options and can be combined to create the most robust and effective communication method when you need to know now.

We recognise that Martyn’s Law is an important step forward in the fight against terror, and we are committed to doing everything we can to support organisations across the UK.

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