Security advice and information for Blackburn BID members

We have some security advice and information for you thanks to Ronnie O’Keeffe, BBAC and Ellis Power, Business Crime Coordinator of Lancashire Police.

Beware Scam letter

In other parts of the country people have been giving out the attached scam letter to businesses, informing them that they have to install Covid Air Cleaners by law in their premises, which is not the case.   If you receive any letter like this, please report it to Lancashire Police via 101 or

A copy of the scam letter is here

Business Crime Security self-assessment and covering letter

Please find attached a Business Crime Self-Assessment form.  This security assessment is designed to help you to identify where your business may be vulnerable to crime.  

This relates not only to physical security measures such as perimeter fencing and locks, but also to daily routines such as visitors checking in on arrival so that staff know who should or shouldn’t be onsite. 

You can print off and work through the assessment to pinpoint any potential weaknesses in your security to provide you with ideas about how you can tighten up your working practices to improve security.

It’s important to remember that not all burglaries or thefts happen when businesses are closed and locked up for the night.

A copy of the business crime security self-assessment cover letter and business crime security self-assessment are available here.

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