Do I need it?
All businesses need to consider the damaging effects of crime and fire, and in todays current economic climate it make more sense than ever to consider ways to minimise any disruption.
Assessing the areas that may cause concern will ensure that you will be better placed to mitigate any impact on your business. If you look at the security measures you currently have in place, ask yourself if they are up-to-date and sufficient to deter criminal activity. Areas to review are your security systems, key holder policy, secure storage facilities, visitor tracking, asset lists and so on.
In the case of fire safety, regulations now deem that you need to have a legally designated ‘responsible person’ who must arrange for a risk assessment, identify any possible fire risks and deal with them. Key issues to check are hazard control, storage of materials, working practices, smoking zones and other related areas.
A well-planned review of your basic security and fire protection arrangements is a proven and effective method designed to protect your assets. In many cases where gaps and weaknesses in systems and equipment are found, remedial actions can save not only time and money, but lives as well.
At CCI we have, with specialist partners, the expertise to deliver a thorough security and fire protection assessment, whatever the type and size of your business.
What is it?
A systematic security and fire protection assessment will identify the issues that you need to address to reduce your exposure to risk. A comprehensive examination of your buildings and immediate environment can be carried out, examining any potential threats that could place your business at risk.
An assessment is structured to provide you with a clear evaluation of your premises security by adopting the following process:
- Evaluate your company’s overall exposure to fire and criminal activity
- Determine the scale of risk
- Identify the areas in most need of attention
- Ensure you have the required remedial plans in place
- Review the level of insurance cover
CCI and their specialist partners have a wealth of experience in carrying out Security and Fire Protection Planning assessments. We understand that every business has different requirements, so we will create a tailored solution that matches your situation.
There are many sources from which you can obtain information in relation to Security and Fire Protection Risk Management, such as:
HSE – Health and Safety Executive
COSHH – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
RIMS – Risk and Insurance Management Society
AVIVA Risk Management Solutions
NACOSS – National Approval Council for Security Systems
SSAIB – Security Systems and Alarm Inspection Board
Identity Theft Protection – CPP Group Plc
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with Security and Fire Protection Risk Management please contact a member of our team for an informal, friendly discussion.