Martyn's Law Evolution: Understanding Recent Changes and Implications for Manufacturers

Martyn's Law for Manufacturers

In the wake of increasing security concerns and the need for robust safety measures, Martyn’s Law has emerged as a pivotal legislation in the UK. Aimed at enhancing public safety and preparedness against potential terror attacks, Martyn’s Law holds significant implications for various sectors, including manufacturing.

At Equilibrium Risk, we have provided invaluable insights into Martyn’s Law through our informative blogs, including “Martyn’s Law Simplified: What Manufacturers Must Do Now for Security”, “Martyn’s Law: An Introduction for Manufacturers”, and “Manufacturing Security: Complying with Martyn’s Law Simply”.

In addition, we have created a White Paper which you can download below.

Download our White Paper Here

In this blog, we’ll delve into the latest developments surrounding Martyn’s Law and explore what the ongoing consultation period means for manufacturers across the country.

The Government has launched a consultation on the Standard Tier to refine the Bill’s measures effectively. This consultation seeks to gather feedback on whether the updated approach adequately clarifies the Government’s requirements for the Standard Tier in a more understandable manner and if it is better suited to the diverse range of organisations within this tier, ensuring that requirements are appropriate and proportionate.

Under the updated approach, those responsible for Standard Tier premises must:

  1. Notify the Regulator of their responsibility for premises falling within the scope of the Bill.
  2. Additionally, they must have procedural measures in place to mitigate the risk of physical harm to individuals in the event of an attack.
  3. However, unlike the previously published draft Bill, there is no requirement for completing a specified form or providing specific training to individuals at Standard Tier premises. Instead, workers must be sufficiently instructed or trained to effectively carry out the procedural measures in response to an attack.

The consultation period, which commenced on 05 February and will conclude on 18 March, offers organisations and the public the opportunity to provide input on the updated approach.

Following the conclusion of the consultation phase we can expect a concerted effort to operationalise Martyn’s Law and prepare for the legislation to come into force. It is therefore imperative for UK Manufacturers to engage in the consultation process to ensure their concerns are heard. You can submit your views here.

Beyond that, it is imperative for Manufacturer to stay tuned for further updates and insights as Martyn’s Law continues to evolve, shaping the landscape of security management in the UK.

Subscribe to ourMailing List

to receive our monthly Manufacturing Security Update