ARPC calls for feedback on Standards Australia risk mitigation handbook

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ARPC calls for feedback on Standards Australia risk mitigation handbook

The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) has strongly encouraged insurance industry and government stakeholders to take part in the public comment period for the Physical Protective Security Controls for Buildings Handbook.

In 2018, ARPC proposed the development of a handbook to peak standards development body Standards Australia to support proactive risk management of large-scale infrastructure (such as commercial buildings).  

“The handbook will help owners and operators to assess their risk of physical damage to property and plan and implement treatment measures to protect valuable assets against terrorist attacks and other malicious acts,’’ said Christopher Wallace, ARPC chief executive.

Interested parties have until May 05 to make comments on the draft handbook, which will then be reviewed by the drafting committee to determine if they should be included in the final document.

A final review will be undertaken by Standards Australia after the public comment period and before the handbook is published in 2020.