• Audit Summary

Emergency and Business Continuity Planning

  • Is a Business Continuity and Emergency response plan in place ?

  • Are plans regularly reviewed?

  • Have Firearms & Weapon attacks been considered in plans ?

  • Are Emergency Grab Bags in Place?

  • In the event of an emergency is alternative workspace available to coordinate the emergency plan?

  • Are critical documents adequately protected?

  • Are critical documents in a separate location?

  • Are plans in place to cater for the loss of critical equipment?

  • Is sufficient insurance in place to pay for business disruption, cost of repairs,hiring temporary staff,leasing temporary accomodation and equipment?

Housekeeping / Good Practice.

  • Have waste bin locations in and around the premises been taken into account with consideration given to size, proximity to glazing and building supports?

  • Are public areas , reception, toilets, stairs, entrances, exits kept clean and tidy?

  • Is furniture in public areas kept to a minimum to provide little opportunity to hide devices?

  • Are unused offices and rooms always kept locked / secured?

  • Are reception Staff trained and competent in managing telephoned bomb threats?

  • have you considered marking your first aid / fire fighting equipment as company property and checked it has not been replaced?

Access Control

  • Do we prevent goods / service vehicles from entering areas close to pedestrian /public areas until authorised by security?

  • Do physical barriers keep all but authorised vehicles at a safe distance at all times?

  • Are public and private areas around the premises identified clearly ?

  • Do staff contractors and other employees wear ID at all times ?

  • Is a challenge culture in place to anyone not wearing a pass?

  • Is the identity of all contractors coming onto site authorised in advance?

  • Is the identity of waste collection vehicles authorised in advance?

  • Are all visitors asked to sign in at reception and are issued with a visitor pass ?

  • Are staff badges designed to look different from visitors / contrators badges?

  • Are all visitors logged out when they leave

  • Are visitors accompanied at all times by a member of staff ?

CCTV

  • Is CCTV constantly monitored ?

  • Can CCTV footage be played back afterwards and saved if needed?

  • Are Cameras maintained / repaired as required?

  • Does CCTV cover all entrances / exits?

  • Have we considered ANPR ( Automatic Number Plate Recognition)?

  • Does CCTV cover critical areas , IT servers, cash holding areas , restricted areas ?

  • Do we store CCTV images if needed by the police for evidence?

  • Could positive indentification of individuals be made from our CCTV system?

  • Are Date and Time stamps accurate on any footage ?

  • Is there sufficient lighting for cctv system at night ?

  • Is the quality of recording regularly checked?

  • Is the CCTV system licenced by the SIA?

  • Is an operating procedure in place for CCTV ?

  • Is each camera doing what it is supposed to ?

Searching

  • Do you have a search plan and exercise it regularly?

  • Do you carry out a sectorised systematic search as part of routine housekeeping?

  • does the search plan include a checklist ?

  • Does the search plan include toilets,lifts,restricted areas,car parks?

  • Have goods / service vehicles been considered for searching?

  • Are random overt searches of vehicles undertaken as a visual deterrent?

  • Is a visitor search procedure in place which is tailored to the threat level?

  • Are our search policies published so that visitors / contractors can access them eg website / notices / leaflets etc?

  • Do you refuse entry to any driver refusing a search request ?

  • Are staff trained to search properly and understand their responsibities?

  • Are staff trained to deal with unidentified packages found in the premises?

  • Are evacuation routes and assembly areas regularly searched ?

Evacuation

  • Have we an evacuation plan ?

  • Have we an invacuation plan?

  • Do we know if there are structural areas in the buildings which are protected spaces?

  • Do we have evacuation Marshals?

  • Do we have invacuation Marshals?

  • Do we need incident assembly areas as opposed to fire assembly areas ?

  • have we agreed plans with the emergency services?

  • Have we in place reliable tested communications in the event of an incident?

  • Are disabled staff briefed?

  • Are plans reviewed and up to date?

Communication

  • Are Security issues discussed at senior management level forming part of the culture?

  • Are security policies and procedures in place ?

  • Are security policies and procedures reviewed and updated regularly?

  • Are staff made aware of security issues /

  • Are staff encouraged to raise security issues ?

  • Have the local CTSA advisors been involved in security development on site?

  • Have we consulted local businesses about security that might affect everyone?

  • Are staff reminded about maintained vigilance? Travelling to & from work or just simply reporting anything suspicious to the police/

  • Does the website make information on the company approach to counter terrorism / searching.?

High Profile Events

  • Do we consider an island site for VIPS when planning events?

  • Are extra physical technical measures considered for an event/

  • Do VIPs get the offer of security advice when travelling to and from the event?

  • Are plans put in place for care of sensitive information during the event?

  • Is an evacuation plan in place for a high profile event

  • Are arrangements in place for cancelling the event at short notice?

  • Is security access control enhanced with sufficient checks and details recorded?

  • Have CTSAs important partners liaised with on a regular basis ?

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