Premises security hazards can damage your business and threaten the livelihood of your
employees. Some common security threats include:
Robbery (loss of assets)
Vandalism (wilful destruction of property for no gain)
ICT (information communication technology) breaches hacking and phishing scams
Physical violence against staff (verbal and physical assaults)
To prevent these kinds of incidents, you need a business security plan, which includes a security risk assessment. You should identify
threats to the safety of your staff, and implement measures to protect their security. IT security is also paramount, and measures to
protect your data and IT systems should form part of your business security plan. Take into account premises design and layout to
correctly identify and manage security threats.
Business premises security plan
This is the first step in developing a business security plan to undertake a business security assessment. This helps you identify the
possible security threats to your premises, and makes it easier for you to act and take the correct measures to prevent them.
Security risk assessment for premises
A security risk assessment needs to include the following aspects of your premises:
• Your signage, landscape and building design
• The fences, gates, doors and windows in and around your business and home
T • he lighting and power service into your premises
• All computers the information and computing technology you operate
• Have you got alarms and surveillance equipment?
• Do you have cash handling?
• Your car parks
• The welfare and wellbeing of your staff.
• Fab and Site Security has a Business Security Assessment service that can help you in designing a tailored security assessment for
Personnel safety on business premises
You must implement measures to ensure staff safety. In the event of a security breach such as a robbery, the safety of your personnel is
the first priority. You can be help legally liable if you fail in your duty of care to provide adequate levels of responsibility in this area.
Smoke alarms, CCTV, and above all training is paramount. First aid and a policy appertaining to welfare is all part of your security