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SecurityCheck Module

Security is now a top priority for travellers when choosing a holiday destination or a hotel. In response Cristal International Standards is delivering the SecurityCheck Standard to hotels who are taking their guests security seriously. Developed in association with the travel industry and security experts, SecurityCheck provides any hotel with a frame work under which they can effectively manage security in their premises

In the last 3 years business travellers, holiday makers and hotel guests have been attacked in Paris, Barcelona, Marseilles, Manchester, London, Las Vegas, Tunisia, Egypt and many many more locations. Holiday resorts and hotels are now being targeted by criminals and extremists for attack.

Unfortunately it is essential that hotels now take security seriously. This means implementing process and procedures to increase guest safety by reducing the chances of their hotel being targeted.

Cristal International Standards has developed a team of experts, backed up by the E-Cristal Online Management System, who are now advising leading players in the travel world about what can be done to improve the safety and security of all our holidays and business trips.

MODULE AREAS

Management commitment and resourcing

This is at local and global levels to ensure that the correct people are given responsibility, authority and resource to ensure that the security arrangements are established and effective.

Risk assessment

Looking at all forms of security risk, from robbery and fi re through to assault and terror attacks. These assessments should be compiled using a variety of data sources and regularly reviewed (far more frequently than other risk categories) to ensure dynamic threat protection. This will correlate incident data with foreseeability.

Security plan

A detailed security plan should be developed based on each risk assessment to ensure that adequate control measures are in place. SecurityCheck ensures that a plan has been created and has been fully implemented.

Security manual

This document should detail the rules, roles and procedures for the security department of the hotel and contains a full management commitment to security and SecurityCheck ensures that is then communicated and implemented properly.

Personnel and training

This covers all aspects of recruitment, staff ratios, staff competence and training. Security skills dependent on role and threat levels is critical to ensure the successful and consistent operation of the security arrangements.

Personnel Safety

This covers the policies and procedures associated with the protection of staff against risks such as violence in the workplace, criminal acts etc.

Physical Security – Area / Patrol Security

This covers all the various operations / functions within the hotel and how these should be managed with regard to security.

Physical Security – Systems and Equipment

This covers those items of equipment and systems that are used in conjunction with the security plan to protect the hotel, ranging from fire / emergency evacuation systems through to panic alarms and CCTV systems.

SecurityCheck Module