Crowded Places Assessments
The threat of crowded places attack in Australia is significant and persistent. As we have seen in the United States, United Kingdom and across Europe, and here in Australia such attacks by terrorists and serious criminals can happen at any time and any place - without warning.
From a security perspective, crowded places are very challenging environments, with any area where people gather potentially becoming a target for hostile and malicious attacks – whether carefully planned or opportunistic.
Understanding the threats we face within places of mass gathering and ways to mitigate them is vital. To effectively achieve this, it is important to understand the threat and associated risks through an event or site-specific risk assessment. You can then begin to introduce recommended risk mitigation measures to reduce identified vulnerabilities.