- Related Documents: Access Control Policy
- Approval Dates: September 2011
- Approved by: Vice President, Administration and Finance
- Jurisdiction: Vice President, Administration and Finance, Integrated Risk Management (IRM)
University policy 1-450 EHS Management System requires specific actions of all members of the Ryerson community in sharing responsibility for health, safety and security risk management. These actions include identifying hazards, becoming aware of risks inherent in activities and conditions which one may be exposed to and defining and participating in measures to ensure a healthy, safe and secure working, teaching and learning environment.
The purpose of the guideline is to outline criteria for establishing plans to address personal safety and security of members of the University community and protection of its assets.
These guidelines apply to all members of the Ryerson community, and are directed to those individuals having responsibility for decisions related to the use of space and equipment and authorized users within their respective areas.
1. Directions for completing risk assessments are outlined in the Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Risk Management guidelines and form. Risk assessments shall be conducted as conditions and activities change.
2. In consultation with Security and Emergency Services, a safety and security plan shall be developed and documented.
3. The plan will identify the following:
All department heads and individuals in charge of an area shall ensure that a safety and security risk assessment and management plan has been established for activities and conditions within their respective areas. These plans shall be reviewed annually to ensure that they address current conditions.
The Department of Integrated Risk Management (IRM) shall provide advice, assistance and services for the development, implementation and maintenance of risk assessment and management plans.
False alarm activations divert security officer resources from emergencies and proactive programs. In so doing, false alarms place the safety of community members truly in need of security response in jeopardy.
Therefore, to reduce incidents of false alarms and thereby enhance community safety and security efforts, the following guidelines have been established to:
1. increase user awareness of the value of electronic security systems and their proper use as a crime prevention tool;
2. encourage the development of procedures and systems to reduce false alarm dispatches; and
3. develop and deploy standards and quality control measures to achieve responsible use of electronic security systems.
1. It is the responsibility of each department/office to ensure that the use of their security system does not cause disruption or draw emergency response resources from the university community. All false alarms caused by the department shall be noted by Campus Safety and Security and their frequency and related impact on resources shall be formally addressed by the individual department/Office.
2. Departments must ensure that they have in place effective access control and alarm activation/deactivation procedures, and that their employees and students are well versed in those procedures.
3. These procedures shall include:
Security and Emergency Services shall:
Each department head or person in charge of an area shall: