Physical security


Physical security planning

Plan your physical security to fit your organisation’s needs.

Establish a physical security plan for your organisation that:

  • matches the level of security risk in your physical environment
  • is consistent with your business needs and legal obligations
  • builds on the overall framework and plan for your organisation’s security
  • covers your obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.

What to include in an effective plan

Effective physical security planning:

  • accounts for increased risks in places where you have collections of information and physical assets, and higher concentrations of people
  • accounts for the specific needs of your organisation’s different work locations
  • includes scalable measures to meet increased threat levels and accommodate changes in the overall national threat level
  • includes a system of controls and barriers to help your organisation deter, detect, delay, and respond to any threat: external or internal
  • addresses the risks associated with shared facilities, and the security requirements for working away from the office.

Page last modified: 4/05/2022