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Emergency evacuation plans and security management

Answer 5 of the 8 questions presented. Please answer your selected questions fully and completely. Please insert page breaks between each question. List questions in order by their assigned question number.

Instructions: Use original thought. Be creative; do not limit yourself to conventional thinking. Learn to think out of the box and expand your answers and solutions.
Covers all Chapters in Introduction to Security, 8th Edition, by Robert J. Fischer and Gion Green, Answer 5 of the 8 questions presented. This is an essay your response to each question should be 1-2 pages, double spaced, in length. Start each new question at the top of a new page. Please answer your selected questions fully and completely.

Assessment: You are evaluated on how well you present your work and how clear you express the basic guidelines and philosophical approached to study of security management.

1. When management is developing a plan for emergency evacuations, what things need to be considered?

2. What are the legal implications that accompany the arrest of a shoplifter?

3. In context of security management discuss and define controlled areas, limited areas and exclusion areas?

4. How are local area networks (LANs) and the World Wide Web (WWW) security issues?

5. Why is total evacuation of a facility a drastic reaction to a bomb threat? Discuss potential hazards of evacuation.

6. Discuss intervention and the various steps necessary in preventing and responding to workplace violence.

7. In regards to management, discuss the hiring process and three important items that an employer should look for in a perspective employee?

8. List several major trends for security in the 21st century. Discuss their significance from a management perspective?


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When management is developing a plan for emergency evacuations there are several things that it should consider. It should evaluate the means of reporting emergencies and fires. For example, if there is a hotline through which employees can report an emergency. The management should consider the procedure and emergency escape route assignments. For example there should be indicators above the emergency exits. The management should plan for procedures that employees who remain to operate critical operations before they evacuate should be well defined. The employees who are to remain until the last minute should be trained regularly. The management should have in place procedures to count and account for all employees after an evacuation. The management should have in place procedures for a head count after the evacuation. The management should plan for medical duties and rescue operations and should assign responsibilities for employees who are to perform them. Those who have the ability to perform rescue operations should be trained and given the responsibilities. Further, one or two persons who are capable of performing medical duties should be trained and assigned the responsibility to perform those duties. The management must designate and give contact information of persons who may be contacted for clarifications or explanation of responsibilities and procedures in case of emergency evacuations.
When management is developing a plan for emergency evacuations there are some special issues that should be considered. The method of alerting employees should be established. For example, there may be emergency alarms that will alert employees. Next, management should set up a list of criteria that must be fulfilled when an evacuation is called for. Only if the conditions laid down by the management are fulfilled should the evacuation be called.

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In the context of security management, controlled areas are those areas which surround a limited or exclusion area. The entry to a controlled area is restricted to personnel with requirements for access. Authorized personnel may move within the controlled area. The entry to this area does not provide direct access to the security interest. The controlled area is required for providing a buffer to the limited ...

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The issues that management should consider when developing an evacuation plan are discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.