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Business Safety Audits

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Reach out to the Surrey Public Safety team today to express your interest in the expanding program and the positive impact it could have on the safety of your business environment.

Business Safety Audits are used to assess the safety of your property, employees and customers. Initiated by Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association’s (DSBIA) as an annual audit of street level businesses, this program was brought under the Public Safety Strategy to enable enhancement and expansion of the program beyond the downtown core.

Work is currently underway to revamp the assessment tools available to help businesses determine areas of vulnerability in their business and identify key areas of concern. In 2017 the City will be working with the DSBIA and other business improvement associations to expand the program across Surrey and standardise the assessment tools to improve data gathering.

Through one-on-one interviews with business owners and managers the City will gather practical insights into where more attention and support is needed to promote safety in commercial areas.

Through a Business Safety Audit, businesses can:

  • learn situational crime prevention strategies,
  • better understand how to report and manage crime and nuisance incidents,
  • help the City and the RCMP identify emergent safety issues.

If you are interested in participating in the expanded Business Safety program please contact us at publicsafety@surrey.ca.

How we’ll measure success

  • Reduction in the number of crime/nuisance incidents from previous year for businesses participating
  • Increase in the number of businesses that adopt safety practices
  • Increase in the number of businesses participating in the annual survey

Business Safety Audit Partners

  • Business Improvement Associations (BIAs)
  • City of Surrey
  • Surrey RCMP

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