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Premises security measures

Security threats can have negative effects on your business, especially when you do not respond quickly or efficiently. You need to develop responses for threats to your premises, such as:

  • vandalism
  • property theft
  • shoplifting
  • armed robbery
  • burglary
  • asset theft
  • suspicious mail
  • bomb threats
  • civil unrest.

Incident response plan

An incident response plan forms a part of your business security plan and details how you will respond to each premises security threat. Consider the following when you begin an incident response plan:

  • prompt action is crucial
  • a staff communication strategy helps you to respond quickly
  • a list of key stakeholders' contact details is important
  • staff security is the first priority.

The Queensland Police Service provides more information about business security (PDF, 409KB) to help you identify areas for improvement.

Reporting premises security incidents

By law, you must report 'notifiable' incidents to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. A notifiable incident involves business conduct that results in a:

  • death
  • serious injury or serious illness
  • dangerous incident.

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