Part 1: Primary Task
Within the Discussion Forum area, write in no less than 150 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
A loss prevention and security program is a means of protecting a hotel’s resources—both people and property. Generally, injuries to the public mirror those among staff. A successful loss prevention and control program depends on full commitment from management. It is the general manager’s responsibility to integrate safety, security, and property conservation into all areas of hotel operation. Loss control is the development of standards and procedures designed to protect the guests and the assets of the hotel from unnecessary loss.
Every hotel must assess its vulnerability in order to tailor a security plan that will meet its needs. The multiple factors to consider include limiting access, monitoring activity, misappropriation of assets, employment guidelines, guest relations, contracts with outside security firms, use of force, arrest, employee locker control, guest room security and safety notices, bank deposits and escort of funds, lost and found, baggage storage, key control, unregistered guests, reporting incidents, and recordkeeping.
Choose one of the following methods to assist for your paper submission
- Identify 3 areas of loss prevention/security in a hotel or lodging establishment to protect customers
- Identify the risks and several disadvantages or challenges these areas may have.
- Explain the security advantages management has in place to ensure security.