Within every organization and/or facility, someone is in charge of the safety and security of the people and the facility. In large organizations, this might be the facility manager; in smaller organizations, this task probably falls to someone else, possibly whoever is responsible for business continuity. Information in this week's articles could be very helpful to whoever has this responsibility; consider passing them on.
The single most important issue is to protect the security and safety of building occupants. (Item #1) Did you ever think of your outside smoking area as a security risk? (Item #2) If your building suffers a disruption, it's important to morale to get things back to normal as soon as possible. (Item #3)
Emergency evacuation procedures are focused on the safety of the people, not the facility. (Item #4) One of the most important – perhaps even the most important – tools of the facility manager is a method of communicating with everyone in the building. (Item #5) If you're building a data center, it's better to build in some security measures rather than adding them later. (Item #6)
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