SABRE Registered Assessor
Kevin Burrows is a SABRE Registered Assessor
SABRE (Security Assurance by BRE) is a security assessment and certification standard for buildings, infrastructure and managed space. SABRE can be used by developers, owners, occupiers and planning authorities to set high standards of security risk management for the design and construction of new developments, and the operation of existing facilities.
Successful assessments result in a SABRE Rating ranging from ‘Acceptable’ (1 star) to ‘Outstanding’ (5 stars). Certification can be used to demonstrate your commitment to security, evidence value for money, attract security-minded tenants, and much more.
KABSEC Consultancy is a SABRE Licensed Company (ref: SLC-023) and our SABRE Registered Assessors can support clients at all stages of a development’s lifecycle, including:
- Design Stage assessment
- Shell & Core assessment
- As built assessment
- In-use assessment
All of our SABRE Registered Assessors have experience in the field of security risk management and working on a range of development types. We will help you set a target a SABRE Rating and work with all members of the client’s team to help ensure that target is adhered to. We provide a tailored service at all applicable stages of the building’s lifecycle and are a valued member of the team.
SABRE certification may allow an award of an Innovation Credit for new construction projects working towards BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 approval.
Contact us using the below contact form to see how we can assist you in achieving SABRE certification for your facility.
General SABRE Questions
Who conducts the SABRE assessment?
Assessments are completed on behalf of Licensed Companies by SABRE Registered Assessors.
KABSEC Consultancy are SABRE Registered Assessors.
Who submits a SABRE application?
As SABRE Registered Assessors KABSEC Consultancy can complete your application. Our Assessor understand the process and this will prevent any delay that could result due to the provision of incomplete or incorrect information.
What SABRE Rating should we aim for?
The five SABRE Ratings, from Acceptable (1 Star) to Outstanding (5 Star) provide scheme users with the ability to compare and benchmark their security risk management performance.
SABRE Ratings have been set as follows:
- Acceptable Rating (1 Star) Top 50% of facilities
- Good (2 Star) Top 40% of facilities
- Very Good (3 Star) Top 25% of facilities
- Excellent (4 Star) Top 10% of facilities
- Outstanding (5 Star) Top 1% of facilities
In setting target Ratings, users should take into account factors internal to the organisation e.g. asset value; and external factors such as the assets target attractiveness and the marketability of a particular SABRE Rating given the type and location of the facility.
Will I need to spend more on security measures to achieve SABRE certification?
No. SABRE does not prescribe any particular level of investment in security or attempt to prescribe particular protective security solutions.
Through compliance with the risk based and systematic approach of SABRE, end users will only be procuring those security measures that contribute directly to the achievement of their security objectives.
What is security risk management?
Activities conducted to direct and control security risks.
What is a management system?
A management system is the way in which an organisation manages the parts of its business that support the achievement of certain objectives. Creating a safe and secure operating environment for your business is likely to be more difficult and costly if you do not have clearly defined objectives and if you are not systematic in your approach to achieving these objectives.
Management systems are deployed across a range of business objectives such as quality, environmental performance and health and safety. SABRE is the new global standard for facility security risk management.
Does certification cover my organisation?
The SABRE standard has been designed in recognition that location, tenure and a range of other factors specific to the built environment influence the security of a building, infrastructure asset or managed space. With many organisations operating out of multi-tenanted buildings and outsourcing facility management services, it is simply not possible to ignore these issues. As such, certification is awarded at a facility level, rather than for an organisation.
Does SABRE certification result in insurance discounts?
If your insurer recognises proactive risk management activities when determining their pricing, they should recognise SABRE certification when quoting for your business.
There is no fixed discount for SABRE certification as every facility and portfolio is different. Pricing will depend on your claims history as well as a range of other factors.
New Facility SABRE Questions
Are we ready for certification?
As a SABRE Registered Assessor KABSEC Consultancy can provide a pre-assessment service to help you understand whether your current approach to security is likely to achieve certification, to set a realistic SABRE Rating target and identify opportunities for improvement prior to full assessment.
What is a SABRE pre-assessment?
As SABRE Registered Assessors we will undertake a pre-assessment with you.
We will ask the facility’s security stakeholders a series of targeted questions to understand whether the current approach to security is likely to achieve certification, to set a realistic SABRE Rating target and identify opportunities for improvement prior to full assessment.
When should we make our SABRE application?
Your facility should be registered on the scheme by a SABRE Registered Assessor prior to conducting pre-assessment activity.
How long will it take us to achieve certification?
It depends on a number of factors and a pre-assessment will help you understand the timeframes involved for your facility.
If there is a well-documented management system in place for security at your facility, then certification is likely to be very swift.
However, if there is a need for improvements, certification will take longer.
Will SABRE change how we approach security?
This depends on your current approach.
If you operate a security risk management system at your facility, then certification will be very achievable.
If on the other hand your security is driven by vendors, there is poor planning and documented evidence of implementation, then you need to consider improvements.
KABSEC Consultancy as a licensed SABRE company can guide you through the process.
Why should our business establish a management system for security?
Although security has often been approached differently to other business objectives, establishing a security risk management system can offer the same internal and external benefits.
Internally, setting objectives and performance targets will improve performance and will give confidence (and evidence) to stakeholders that investment in security is supporting business policy and objectives.
Externally, as a result of terrorist attacks, high profile cyber breaches and increasing levels of organised crime, many businesses and consumers are becoming increasingly security conscious. Obtaining independent certification of your security risk management system can provide assurance to regulators, investors, insurers and customers that you can manage such risks. For a number of sectors, survey results have shown that this can act as a differentiator and hence lead to a competitive advantage over organisations that not able to communicate their security credentials.