The Olympics and Paralympics are not too far away now, opening on the 27th July 2012 and running through to the closing ceremony of the Paralympics on 9th September 2012. This not only has the potential to affect how businesses in London operate, but also those around other key event venues elsewhere in the UK.
Whilst this period will undoubtedly provide some welcome commercial opportunities, at times when policing and other emergency services could be under some pressure, business owners should take care to ensure their loss control and security measures remain effective.
- Undertake a general premises security audit, to ensure all existing security measures are adequate, fully operational and in good working order.
- If your clients are considering an upgrade to their security arrangements, they should try to implement these prior to the start of the games.
- Your clients could consider the use of a professional key holding service to respond to any intruder alarm activations. A company that has been approved by a 3rd party accreditation scheme, such as NSI (National Security Inspectorate) or SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) should be used.
For further advice on securing their premises, Allianz customers can visit Risk Director, our risk management website.
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