In the commercial sector the need for forward thinking risk management is not only beneficial but vital.
To minimise opportunities for crime and business disruption, it is essential that Company Managers establish a positive action policy. Omega 5 has developed a team of experienced staff who are able to consult with clients to produce effective strategies in dealing with these situations.
Risk Management. Core consultancy services cover;
- Security surveys and health checks
- Risk assessments and risk management
- Penetration testing
- Health and Safety
- Cost efficiency reviews
- Business continuity planning
- Intelligence and information
Security is viewed differently when placed in different contexts; the general view is to take preventive measures to stop an undesired event from taking place. Others may view it as guarding assets against crime, the physical protection of premises, loss prevention or risk management.
However we also view it as a management function and our philosophy is Safety and Security of employees and business premises are evidently important for the efficient functioning of the organisation.
Omega 5 Services in its consultancy role adopts a proactive approach to security issues in compiling its reports by using management techniques such as risk analysis to reduce the risk/threat of crime and loss. The security system must ensure the best possible coverage of the entire areas as specified in site drawings, allowing proactive as well as automatic monitoring.
Professional methods are followed in assessing security needs. These methods are known by various titles, including security survey, protective security risk review, security audit, security review, risk and threat assessment.
Our security review consists of the following four stages:
Identification of weaknesses and recommended solutions.
The aim of risk assessment is to determine the vulnerability of the organisation or level of exposure to natural or man-made hazards.
Three stages in risk assessment are identified:
Critical assessment involves determining the value of all assets or potential losses to the organisation should these assets be lost or the operation of the organisation are impaired as the result of the hazard. Assets and functions critical to the survival of the organisation are identified: to receive the best protection
However, the security function which embodies people, equipment, systems and procedures, should be integrated into the organisation with the minimum of obtrusiveness and interference; as it meant to be a support function, by creating the desired secure and safe environment for the organisation to function properly.
Therefore, the level of security measures must be judged correctly to strike a happy balance, in order not to impede the business from operating efficiently. Nevertheless, employees also need to be and feel safe and secure in order for them to be able to support the business.
We are firm believers that the Management of Security should be carried out as an on-going project of improvements of preventive measures, and not to be treated only as a priority when an undesired event occurs, and this priority ends when the situation is rectified.