Security officers are mostly deployed to safeguard buildings. Even when they are contracted for event purposes, they will still have to work in building. This is why the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), an Agency under the Ministry of National Development is an important stakeholder in the security industry. The concern of the BCA in relation to security is the safety of security officers. The safety of officers must not be compromised at any given point. The condition of a building should be thoroughly assessed before men are deployed to man it. This is to avert danger. If a building does not meet the BCA standard or contravenes any recognised law of the country, officers should not be deployed there. This will save security agencies from likely faceoff with the BCA.
More importantly, the regulation is helpful to security firms because it will prevent them from posting their employees to locations that can endanger their health. If an agency defiles the regulations and goes ahead to post its men to high volatile areas, and the officers get injured, the cost of treatment and compensation will be on the agency. This is totally avoidable and will rather tell negatively on the finances of the firm. Regal Security doesn’t violate the provisions of the law in a bid to make profit desperately.
The BCA Regulation also gives clear guidelines on how buildings should be maintained. When the discourse is engaged from this perspective, one will see the need for security firms to work with the Agency at all times. Since security firms are not experts in this field, it is the BCA that will put the firms through on what to do per time so that buildings can be rightly maintained. This is part of the security process. Regal Security has tapped into this advantage of numerous occasions.
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