For a second time The Francis Crick Institute has achieved the Secured Environments award.
The award, the police certification granted to organisations demonstrating effective security management.
As a biomedical facility, the institute is a high-risk organisation which faces a range of security challenges.
Undertaking the Secured Environments process provides reassurance that the measures and approaches in place have been tailored to the needs of the organisation and that appropriate steps are being taken to maintain a secure environment for staff, visitors and members of the public.
Further, it demonstrates a commitment to security throughout the organisation.
Through close collaboration between The Francis Crick Institute and their security provider Wilson James, and staff across the organisation, the six key principles were met.
The Francis Crick Institute will now hold the award for a further three years.
Fabio Caires, Security Operations Manager at The Francis Crick Institute, said: “This second Secured Environments award represents another amazing achievement for the team!”
Guy Ferguson, CEO at Police CPI, commented: “It is crucial for organisations to recognise and respond to the crime and security risks they face as good security is valued by both employees and customers. Secured Environments provides that framework for managing security and ensuring it is effective and that staff at all levels are involved.”
The Secured Environments Accreditation has been developed through the partnership of Police CPI and Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International Ltd, a specialist in community safety, crime risk management & security management. For more information about the Secured Environments process and principles visit www.securedenvironments.com
The Francis Crick Institute (formerly the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation) is a biomedical research centre in London which was established in 2010 and opened in 2016.
The institute is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, Kings College London, The Medical Research Council, University College London and the Wellcome Trust.
The institute has 1,500 staff, including 1,250 scientists, and an annual budget of over £100 million, making it the biggest single biomedical laboratory in Europe.
The institute is named after the scientist Francis Crick, who discovered the structure of DNA. m