In today’s business environment, emergency response plans are crucial to keeping employees, tenants and visitors safe when and if a dangerous event arises. An essential component of any emergency plan is communication. How you choose to communicate the incident, the severity and response protocols can make a difference.
Quality service providers that strive to exceed client expectations and meet the highest industry standards need to carefully evaluate how to continuously improve and keep pace with changing needs. This is critical in the security industry where needs and priorities evolve rapidly. To be successful, security providers need to recognize and honor this critical priority: understand what is important, commit to excellence and deliver.
Risk is a critical concern for every organization. It is important for leaders to recognize risk management as a foundation of operational success and implement strategies to address risk proactively.
Risks associated with employee well-being are often attributed to the lack of a strong safety culture, and therefore a workplace safety program should be an integral component of your overall approach to risk management.
Tightening budgets and growing security needs often result in campus leaders looking to supplement the security team with student workers. What is the impact of students employed as security personnel on campus?
What events are occurring in your city this week? What effects will these events have on your workplace? Business interruption for any reason can have a negative, lasting impact. To counter this possibility, successful organizations develop comprehensive situational awareness plans to keep the continuity of their operations and protect employees, tenants and visitors.
As the country prepares for the 2016 Republication and Democratic National Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, respectively, this summer, the potential exists for nationwide political protests and demonstrations. In what many consider one of the most explosive and extended presidential election seasons in recent memory, it is important for business leaders to ensure that their emergency preparedness planning addresses the potential for election-related civil unrest.
The role of security services is expanding as businesses experience new challenges related to social and political unrest, workplace violence, terrorism, technology and cybercrime. If your current security practices aren’t making an impact, it is time to evaluate your approach.
No one wants to think about a worst-case scenario but without appropriate preparedness planning, your next emergency could truly turn into a disaster. To help reduce the impact of emergencies, it is critical to prepare today with real world emergency response plans designed to help mitigate the outcome of any disaster.
What factors do a residential community, complex or building need to weigh when deciding which security provider to hire? When selecting a security partner, keep the following five best practice considerations in mind:
If a crisis occurs on your property or in your facility, who will be the first person on the scene? In many situations, the security officer often serves in this “go-to” role. These men and women can enhance your ability to recover and ensure the productivity, morale and safety of your employees, while protecting your brand.