A threat assessment is an analysis of expected development of a situation. By assessing the current situation, looking at historical events and their development or changes, it is possible to create a picture of what the future will bring, both in the short and long term.

After developing a threat assessment, the problems will be easier to identify and it is possible to predict the possible challenges we will face. And it provides us with the basis for implementing measures that will reduce consequences, thus increase our clients’ safety.

Situations may change. Therefore, in order for threat assessments to be valid, regular audits are important.

Should you travel to an area where danger may occur, it may be wise to prepare a threat assessment prior to the journey. The assessment can later serve as a checklist.