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Does our company need a site security plan?

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If the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has notified your chemical facility that it is covered under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, your company is required to submit a Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) and one of two types of plans.

Site Security Plan (SSP)

According to Caleb Thompson, an Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Consultant with PROtect, a Site Security Plan (SSP) describes your facility’s existing or planned security measures and activities such as:

  • Perimeter security
  • Access control
  • Personal security
  • Cyber security
  • And more

SSPs are generated through an online questionnaire on the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) website. Each SSP must meet the Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS).

Alternative Security Program (ASP)

Instead of the SSP, all covered chemical facilities have the option of submitting an Alternative Security Program (ASP).

According to the DHS, “The ASP allows a facility to develop its own template document for addressing CFATS requirements. An ASP must describe how the facility’s security measures will meet or exceed each applicable RBPS and should appropriately address the tier and security concerns of the facility.”

How PROtect Can Help

PROtect provides services that are designed to not only ensure compliance with the DHS but ensure employee safety, eliminate liability, avoid unplanned downtime due to property incidents and maintain compliance with various regulatory agencies at the local, state, federal and international level. When you partner with our team, you can rest assured the expertise of our professionals and the solutions we provide will be customized to the needs of your company.

Contact PROtectdirectly at (316) 927-4290 to discuss how we help chemical facilities ensure compliance and safety.

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