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Best Practices Library

The Security Best Practices Library, updated in July of 2018, provides property management teams with a wide range of security documents that would transition well into the policy and procedure work already completed. Each document addresses a security or life safety situation commonly faced in commercial office buildings that can be considered when drafting site-specific response plans. Each can be customized depending on the characteristics and circumstances of an individual building.

The Emergency Preparedness Committee added a new Safety Drill Best Practice in May of 2019.

The documents in the best practices library were developed by members of BOMA/Chicago's Emergency Preparedness Committee.

The best practice measures are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute any set standard, guideline or code.  They are offered as possible options to consider when developing response measures to issues in a commercial office building.  When developing response measures, there are many variables to consider, such as building setup and size, staffing makeup, shift, time of day, etc.  The purpose of these measures are to provide general information to those persons responsible for developing site specific response measures, but they do not constitute any set policy or procedure – again, they are practices that can be considered when drafting site specific response plans.

Preparedness Best Practice Resources