ASIS Issues Second Edition of TASR Guideline

The ASIS Commission on Standards and Guidelines has released the second edition of the Threat Advisory System Response Guideline (TASR). ASIS International developed TASR to provide private-sector organizations with security measures they might implement during elevated alert levels announced by the Department of Homeland Security.

The TASR Guideline is divided into four major sections, which correspond to threat levels. Each section includes three subcategories: emergency response/business continuity; personnel protection; and physical protection. The Guideline's detailed worksheet format will help managers determine those steps that apply to specific security environments.

This expanded TASR Guideline includes items such as preparations for people with special needs or disabilities and the inclusion of training protocols and emergency equipment such as first-aid kits. The guideline may be downloaded here.

The first TASR Guideline was published in 2004. All ASIS Guidelines are re-evaluated and updated, if necessary, every three years. The ASIS Commission on Standards and Guidelines was established in 2001 in response to a concerted need for guidelines regarding security issues in the United States. ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security management professionals worldwide.

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