Personnel reliability

Reliable, well-trained staff is vital for biosafety and biosecurity management within an organisation. The policy of an organisation regarding personnel reliability should include a selection procedure for new staff, temporary employees, external employees, and maintenance staff. Security risks can be mitigated by implementing a thorough selection procedure and an appropriate background screening for employees handling confidential data or high-risk pathogens. In addition to access control measures, conscious and aware employees also contribute to a secure situation.

In this biosecurity pillar of good practice you will gain more insight into:

  • Selection procedures for personnel.
  • Types of background screening for personnel.
  • Security risks concerning behavioural changes.
  • Security risks concerning working outside regular hours.