Is the building owned by the trust?

Is the building owned by the trust

Who manages the building?

Which divisions are based on site?

Vulnerability of the property or assets

Vulnerability of the property

Site profile

When is the building occupied?

Who is responsible for opening the building?

Describe the opening procedure for the building:

Who is responsible for closing the building?

Describe the procedure for closing the building:

Is it a bedded unit

What is the building used for?

What clinics are held?

How many beds on site?

What type of patients/service users are seen?

Site security
How many buildings are on site?
How many entrances / exits are there for the building?

Is there an external perimeter fence

Can access to the perimeter of the site be restricted?

Can access to the buildings be restricted?

Is there external lighting?

Who or what neighbours the site?

Is there a back up generator on site? - if yes - where is it?

Security staff

Are portering staff employed on site - if so how many and at what times?

Are security staff employed on site?

What is the guard specification? What are there key duties?

Lone workers

Are there any lone workers?

Has a risk assessment been completed?

Date completed:
Date reviewed:
Access control

Is there access control?

If yes - what access control systems are there?

Is there access control on the main entrance?

Can the access control be overridden?

Access control images

Who holds the keys to the site?

If a manual lockdown is required which order should this be done in?


Is there an intruder alarm?

If there is an intruder alarm - how is this monitored, is there a police response?


Is there CCTV

How many CCTV cameras are there
How long is the footage stored from the CCTV system (days)

Is the CCTV monitored?

When was the last date the CCTV was serviced?

Who maintains the CCTV system?

How is the footage from the CCTV stored?

Critical assets

Are there any non physical assets - Patients, staff and visitors - provide details

Are there any physical assets - IT servers, patient records - provide details

What are the security arrangements in place?

What is the threat? State the perceived threat, the likely abilities of the attackers, the tools they may use and likely methods of attack.

What is the consequence of compromise?

Lockdown implementation

How can a lockdown be communicated to all staff in the building - is there a radio system? Tannoy System? Etc

Staff property

Is there provision for the security of staff property

How do staff store items?

Are lockers provided.

How are the lockers secured?

Is there a staff room?

How is the door secured?

Was it secured at the time of visit?

Patient property

Is patient property kept/retained by the unit?

Do staff complete patient property checklists on admission?

How often are they reviewed?

Do the patients have the ability to lock and secure there own items?

Staff ID

Are all staff wearing current BCHC identification?

How many staff are not wearing there ID

Has a departmental security assessment been completed?

Date it was completed:
Review date:
Other departments/areas

Findings from other departments/areas


Department/area name:


Additional comments

Are there any additional comments?


Add media
Add drawing

Action plan

Action plan

Action plan


Action title

Action description

Add media if required.

Who is responsible

By when

Staff informed of findings

Staff been informed of findings

Staff present during the assessment have been informed of the findings.

Staff Signature
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.