Security Checklist for Businesses

by | Nov 27, 2018 | News

This checklist has been created by Counter Terrorism Policing to assist businesses in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year. During this period we can see a significant increase in the number of people visiting retail and night time economy premises. This checklist will help to ensure that the right protective security measures are in place.

  • Review your Security and Business Continuity Plans
  • Identify your risks, based on the current threat
  • Increase staff vigilance: Ensure all staff are fully briefed to positively engage with customers and report any suspicious activity to security or police
  • Enhance your security presence where appropriate and consider staff patrolling in high visibility clothing
  • Security officers should have a visible presence, clearly display their ID badges and be briefed
  • Review your Emergency Assembly Point
  • Review and communicate any emergency/evacuation procedures to staff and ensure all necessary equipment, including first aid supplies, are readily available
  • Review Evacuation, Invacuation and Lockdown procedures, ensure that you have plans for vulnerable staff and visitors and designated marshals to support this activity
  • Check the ability to control access points to your premises
  • Check CCTV is fully operational and that you have available staff members who are trained to operate it
  • Suspicious Items: Ensure staff understand how to respond to suspicious items. Do staff know the HOT principles?