The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has launched a dedicated webpage to provide businesses with key safety and security updates fed in directly by the Metropolitan Police during and after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The webpage was created as part of the Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications project (CSSC), an information-sharing initiative developed by the Metropolitan Police, Home Office and London First, and endorsed by UK organisations and businesses across 23 sectors, including security, transport, hospitality and retail.
David Evans, Project Director for 2012 at the BSIA, and one of the sector leads for the project, commented: “The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided public and private sectors across the UK with a unique opportunity to increase engagement to quickly and effectively communicate messages that may require the attention of as broad an audience as possible. The BSIA believes this initiative will have a significant positive impact on the safety and security of businesses across the capital throughout Games time.”
The CSSC was set up with the aim to deliver timely and authoritative safety and security messages – supplied by the Metropolitan Police and other UK agencies and not sensitive in nature – to a range of UK industries, their employees (including office-based, field and contracted staff) and customers potentially affected by them. The security sector is extremely well represented as part of the project, with 17 organisations currently involved.
“The BSIA is pleased to be an active part of this project,” added David, “and we have launched this webpage to complement our current cascading plan aimed at keeping BSIA members, their customers and website visitors updated with the information received from it.”