Security of the Individual
You can take the following security measures to help minimise the chances of you becoming a victim of crime.
- CoP 17: Privacy of High Profile People and CoP 18: Removing Personal Information at Work - if you have a high public profile or your job requires undercover / covert working, these guidance documents can help you to restrict the amount of access others can have to your personal details, both at work and at home
- CoP 19: Personal Security – Taking Precautions - if you feel threatened, this guidance provides some general advice and tips to help counter or deter a would-be attacker
- CoP 39: Mail Handling - alerts you to the need to be suspicious if you receive unexpected or unusual mail, and what a suspect package might look like
- CoP 20: Personal Security - Travel – for those travelling overseas, this guidance provides links to reliable sources of security information, gives advice in relation to local transport use, hotel selection and what to do in case of a major incident, and how to safely collect and carry significant sums of money
- CoP 21: Personal Security Away from Work - gives some simple measures you can take to protect yourself when at home and in public places.
Safeguarding Colleagues in The Workplace
The following are security measures you can take to help minimise the chances of colleagues in your workplace becoming victims of crime.
- CoP 42: Control of Access - make sure your visitors to the workplace are collected in person from Reception services and escorted by a BBC ID Pass holder thereafter until they leave the premises
- CoP 43: BBC ID Card Policy - respectfully challenge all persons you see within BBC buildings who are not wearing a visible ID Card / Pass and know how to contact building security services if a problem arises
- CoP 22: Telephone Bomb Threat Advice and Procedure - whilst aimed principally at switchboard and call centre operators, it is possible that any staff member could receive such a call and ought to know what to say and do as this could be the only warning given
- CoP 23: Suicide Threats Received by the BBC - be aware of the actions to take should you receive a suicide threat, which could include the intent to threaten the safety of others.
Safeguarding Those in the Public Eye
Many jobs in the BBC place you in direct contact with members of the public (at events or shows, etc.) and in the huge majority of cases these will be viewed as a positive experience, presenting minimal security threats. However, some jobs, particularly in TV presenting, put individuals in the public eye and these 'celebrities' can attract public attention, some of which may be unwanted and even tip over into criminal activity.
Those who manage others who are in the public eye should ensure they are aware of the following:
- CoP 24: Stalkers and Harassment - if you or a work colleague could be the victim of harassment and/or stalking by a member of the public, this guidance advises you on what you can do about it
- CoP 25: Dealing with Violence - if you are confronted by a member of the public, this guidance helps you identify if they are becoming hostile towards you and, if they are, what steps you can take to diffuse or avoid the situation.
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