If your business has either private or public spaces that are utilized for business then you need to formalize your master “Workplace Security Plan.” These security plans are so essential that both state and federal agencies have published dozens of documents that help your business in addressing this topic.
A good security plan always starts with an assessment of the physical space and how access is controlled for both authorized and unauthorized individuals. Here is a simple check list to start with:
Once you have assessed your physical space you need to address your security communication processes: How do you communicate a building lockdown? Can each section of your facility communicate with its adjacent sections? Can each section communicate with the main office? Do you have assigned roles for an security breach?
Finally: Is your plan integrated with your Health and Safety Plan, Emergency Evacuation Plan, and have you tested it?