Workshop activity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Local workshop update: Our face to face workshops are changing to webinars in order to offer continued support to businesses across Scotland during the Coronavirus outbreak. If you are already booked onto a workshop your local office will be in touch to inform you of any changes. Thank you.

14 points to consider when closing your premises during self-isolation

At the moment most businesses have had to close their premises and although there are also less people on the streets we wanted to remind you of some security measures that you should consider when closing up.

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  1. Do you have an alarm? If yes then ensure it is monitored and fully operational.

  2. Ensure contact details for staff are up to date.

  3. Identify any vulnerable areas. Try and fix them for maximum security.

  4. Ensure security gates, bollards and fire exit doors have been secured prior to closure of the premises.

  5. Move high value items out of sight and into locked rooms if possible.

  6. Make sure you have a list of key holders who can be contacted in times of emergency.

  7. Ensure keys to the premises or other venues are not left inside and are instead with the list of key holders.

  8. Consider timer switches for lighting.

  9. Ensure there are no combustible materials left in the proximity of the building such as packaging.

  10. If you have CCTV then check it is working well.

  11. There are mobile apps that allow you to engage vocally or visually if an intruder was to enter.

  12. Ensure that no cash is left on the premises overnight.

  13. State on the door that no cash or valuables are left on the premises overnight.

  14. If you do have to leave valuables then consider leaving them in a locked store or safe.

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