This Safe Work Practice (SWP) will provide YG employees with a set of guidelines or “Do’s and Don’ts” that have been developed to mitigate hazards associated with this work task, as identified through your workplace hazard identification process. All YG employees performing this work task are required to be trained, knowledgeable and competent.
This information provides guidance on effective ways to make Yukon Government buildings safer. Employees should increase awareness of any suspicious activity and report concerns to the appropriate security and law enforcement personnel. The better we prepare ourselves to respond to emergencies, the better we will be able to care for ourselves and our co-workers in the event of a real threat or act of violence.
a) Wear Yukon Government Identification while conducting business in YG offices.
b) Ask to help anyone who is not wearing Yukon Government Identification
c) Greet the public and un-familiar individuals when they enter the office.
d) Use a key control program to control the issue and return of keys by employees.
e) Ensure that card, key and fob secured doors are closed and latched behind you.
f) Know whom to contact in the event of a security emergency.
g) Ask for assistance if you are dealing with a suspicious person or package.
h) Know your emergency plan for an unauthorized entrant.
i) Be cautious when conducting sensitive phone and verbal conversations in open areas.
j) Report unusual requests for information to your supervisor and/or security team.
a) Do not leave your computer unlocked while it is unattended.
b) Do not post sensitive material on the public internet.
c) Do not hold security protected doors open for personnel that you do not know.
d) Do not copy keys without authority of supervisor.
As part of a thorough approach to building security, departments and corporations should consider obtaining an independent security audit from a competent security consultant, in order to identify concerns and mitigate risks.
A building specific security procedure should be developed and communicated to all employees, and kept in a secure manor as to not have public access to it. It should include but not be limited to:
- General Guide for handling suspicious calls
- Emergency Response Procedures
- Medical Emergency
- Violent Incident and Threat
- Hostage Taking
- Bomb Threat and Finding Suspicious Parcels
- Active Shooter
- Chemical Incident
- Power Failure