Often when we think of security companies
we think of construction
site security or security staff at high value businesses such as banks but
following the increased terrorism risk that has been building over the past few
years, research and chemical facilities have had to focus their attention on
their security processes to prevent chemicals and other resources being stolen
to produce biological or chemical weapons.
Chemical production and usage facilities are being forced to develop plans to improve site security so that their assets are safe from the threat of terrorists. Facilities across the world are now investing in common construction site security systems such as site CCTV and access control solutions such as electronic pass cards to ensure that only staff with the required clearance and authority have access to dangerous or hazardous materials that may be the target of thieves to be used in weapons such as bombs.
In America, the Department of Homeland Security has identified chemical facilities as posing such a significant threat to national security and the risk of the economic impact of such an incident as being so substantial that they have imposed new security standards that require facilities to proactively address any vulnerabilities that may exist on their campuses including perimeter fencing and the vetting of employees. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards were drafted after the September 11th attacks and require facilities to employ specific security standards to ensure the protection of the nation. To enforce the standards the American government composed a list of chemicals of interest and collected data on the amount of these chemicals each facility in the United States held. Each facility was assigned a level of 1-4 based on the risk that they posed with level 1 being the highest degree of concern.
Initially chemical facilities in America were resistant to the stringent security measures that were imposed in the federal regulations but after the introductory process revealed the liability or exposure vulnerabilities that each company faced, companies have embraced implementing new safeguards and have taken the required steps to enhance security of their chemical facilities. Facilities are regularly visited to audit the measures are in place and protocol is being followed. If a company is not following the regulations the Department of Homeland Security has the power to issue a non-compliance order.
If you are interested in improving your building site security or want to find out more about the various available then contact Permanex Security who will be happy to provide you with any information you require about construction security such as scaffold alarms. Visit or call 0845 069 5555 where their friendly customer service team are waiting to assist you.
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