Ahertava provides comprehensive expert services for you to ensure proper facility security. The service package and the team of experts are always designed specifically for the customer, taking the individual needs into account. An outsourced expert service saves time and reduces stress, which means that the organization can focus its time on the tasks that are essential for its operation.
We have carried out various facility security development projects in both the public and private sectors. For example, Ahertava provides facility security expert services for Hansel and has a framework agreement with Senate Properties for security management services.
The facility security development project is divided into the following stages:
- Assessing the current facility security situation
- Facility security audit
- Statistical analysis
- Risk assessment and analysis
- Final report and development measures
Assessing the current facility security situation
The development project begins with an assessment of the current situation, where the key personnel of the company is interviewed, followed by a survey that includes the entire personnel, where necessary. The parameters of the survey are based on legislation, the criteria used to assess the security, research from various scientific fields, and the practical experience of the experts.
For example, the survey could be built on parameters that are commonly used in criminological and sociological research, such as the collegiality of the work community, social disorganization, and the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. The interviews and survey provide a user-oriented view of security situation and the potential areas for further development.
Facility security audit
The assessment of the current situation continues with a facility security audit. The audit is used to ensure that the risks related to the operation are covered by the security arrangements, liability determinations, and approaches. The audit examines the gathered evidence in relation to the specified criteria, which are particularly based on statutory obligations.
The criteria used in the audit is compiled from various source materials. The fire and rescue safety requirements have been compiled using the independent preparedness auditing manual for rescue departments. The occupational safety requirements are based on the Finnish Occupational Safety and Health Act and the ELMERI method developed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health for assessing the safety of work environments. The criteria for crime prevention and environmental safety have been compiled from various sources, such as the safety guidelines of Finance Finland, the national security audit criteria, and the instructions provided by the Ministry of the Environment.
After the audit, materials are compiled for the assessment of the current situation, which can include a versatile assortment of various statistics. In terms of facility security, interesting statistics could include accidents, crimes, near misses, all incidents and incident reports. The alarm data from control rooms, such as the data provided by security systems and building services systems, can also be analyzed.
Materials are collected in a systematic manner in the various premises of the organization. A detailed analysis of the gathered materials provides a clear view of the development of the security situation and the risks typically encountered by different premises. The analysis can utilize both the organization’s data mentioned above and the regional statistics from the police and the regional rescue services department.
By analyzing the various statistics, we can produce a clear image of the manner in which accidents and near misses typically occur. Next, we can compare the impact of different premises and shifts on the incidents, for example.
Statistical analysis can also be used to evaluate the utilized service providers, such as the security company. We also have access to data that can be used to develop in-house control, security services, and technical surveillance if we compare the life cycle cost calculation with the current operations model and level of costs of service production.
Risk assessment and analysis
After collecting and analyzing the data, we assess and analyze the risks. At this stage, we can use various approaches and utilize methods from different scientific sectors depending on the field of activity of the facility.
One example of such methods is the 25 Techniques of Situational Crime Prevention program.
Read more about how we apply the program within our services here.
Final report and development measures
In closing, a final report is produced of the results of the assessment of the current facility security situation, which describes the survey process of the assessment and presents the results and development suggestions. We also recommend a cost-benefit analysis, where the actual cost structure of the current facility security situation is calculated on an annual level. The development suggestions from the assessment can be used as a basis for a uniform operations model for facility security, after which the costs of the objective model and the resulting changes can be assessed.
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