Tool 17 – Define and Assess Private Security Requirements

It is critical for companies to formally define and assess private security arrangements before implementing a solution. The risk assessment should identify how private security is structured and will work to mitigate risks, building a business case for the deployment of a security force.

Step Guide



In the first column, review the suggested tasks and questions


Determine the private security requirements your company needs


Record these in the second column

Top Tips:

  • The tools in this module are applicable in these situations:

    • To complement public security – on occasions public security can be inadequate when meeting the diverse set of security risks facing extractive operations. Private security can help reduce the risks of security provider misconduct by offering greater control and transparency. They also help mitigate risks associated with the deployment and operations of public security providers by providing a valuable checks and balances function
    • To protect valuable company property – many companies require 24 hour security protection for their equipment
    • To protect environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) standards – private security can help mitigate risk from outsiders venturing on to company property, protecting them from hazardous materials, equipment, and/or safety hazards
    • To deliver other internal security management services – private security can address other challenges such as the development, documentation, implementation, and enforcement of onsite security policies, procedures, and guidelines