Site specific onsite assessments to identify the core business and operating model at a facility or site, the regulatory requirements on the business, any risks inherent to the business itself and any outside influences that may pose a risk or threat to the business and its personnel and assets. Through the facility security assessment we identify physical security risks, assess existing conditions and provide documented recommendations for program development or enhancement.
Physical security policies and procedures form the foundation of a facility’s security program. Policies that provide a company’s security vision and procedures that provide clear and concise security guidelines for routine activities and response to emergency events are critical to meeting the legal duty of care employers have to provide a safe and secure workplace for their employees, contactors and visitors.
Working closely with our clients, we assist them in the development of clear and concise physical security policy and procedural guidelines tailored to meet their business and facility operations models. All procedures include response guidelines for routine and emergency events.
Facility security standards provide guidelines or specifications on how physical security measures are to be implemented across an organization. They differ from security procedures in that they address the strategy, systems and methodology for implementing physical security controls; whereas security procedures are more focused on day-to-day security activities.
How a security system is designed, the types of systems installed and how they are maintained and monitored are all dependent on a facility’s risk exposure, regulatory requirements and budget constraints. With the advancements in security systems technology the days of large security operations centers with CCTV camera monitors on every wall is a thing of the past. For the most part, they are not cost effective and are not conducive to effective systems monitoring and incident response. After conducting a systems assessment we work with our clients on conceptual design, RFP preparation and submittal review, project oversight, and final inspection and acceptance services.
"The only thing harder than planning for an emergency is explaining why you didn't.” ~ Unknown
Emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time and with or without notice. Regardless of facility size or location, every facility is susceptible to emergency situations that could potentially place the safety of the site and personnel at risk.
We help organizations develop emergency action plans, including documented incident\task specific emergency response protocols and flow charts, ERT training materials and ERT training presentations. All programs are designed to meet the requirements of 29 C.F.R. §1910.38 Occupational Safety and Health Standards, Emergency Action Plans.
Due to their modest size, many small and mid-sized organizations do not possess the budget or necessity for a full-time Security Director. Yet oftentimes they require an expert in security administration on a short term or sporadic basis to meet specific operational needs. Oppaset Security Consulting works with small and medium-sized organizations in reviewing current security policies and procedures, incident follow up, providing direction on best practices and duty of care, as well as delivering on-site security and emergency response training for personnel. These services are usually conducted on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis to ensure your organization remains current with the latest security training and technology to assist in risk mitigation.