SABRE Security Assessment

Both SGW’s UK and United Arab Emirates offices are included in the scope of SGW’s SABRE Company Licence; number SLC-004, from where SGW are currently able to offer SABRE Assessment Services internationally, per the scope and geographical reach of the company’s professional indemnity insurance provisions. 

Sabre is a security risk assessment and certification scheme for new and existing buildings and built infrastructure assets.

SABRE is owned by the BRE Global Ltd (part of the BRE group), the international provider of robust, independent, third party certification of fire, security, and environmental products of services. SABRE is the result of fundamental scientific research funded by the BRE Trust.

SGW have been granted licensed Sabre Assessment Status by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Watford.

SGW Providing SABRE Certification

SGW are licensed to provide the SABRE certification scheme to new and existing customers for recognition and rewards for good practice.

SGW are pleased to offer this certification to those involved in a range of infrastructure operations and construction.

As part of our SABRE licence we ensure to comply with security regulations in relation to the storage, distribution, encryption and accessibility of evidence held in support of SABRE assessment and the submission of SABRE assessments for review by BRE Global.

The benefits of SABRE

SABRE has many benefits to industry stakeholders including:

• Improved design and construction quality

• Enhanced marketability of built assets

• Increased operational effectiveness

• Independent assurance of security performance

• Promotes value for money security solutions

• Benchmark your facilities across a portfolio and the wider sector

• Showcase your capability

• Attract security minded tenants and clients

• Insurance incentives

Who is SABRE for?

SGW are delighted to provide SABRE certification to a variety of sectors with facilities of all size and locations, with the primary focus on the process of the security risk management. The following sectors that work with SGW are appropriate for SABRE certification:

• Office

• Education

• Healthcare

• Residential

• Mixed use

• Data Centres

• Industrial

• Retail

• Other buildings

How does SABRE work?

The SABRE assessment is a process incorporating nine technical stages and 70 assessment issues. To meet the criteria for SABRE standards and certification, each stage has an aim accompanied with suitable metrics to demonstrate compliance.

In order to determine the approach to security of any new or existing infrastructure there are long-established principles of international management and risk management.

This includes:

• Establishing facility security requirements

• Managing security risks

• Planning and designing an appropriate security system

• Implementation of plans and, for existing facilities, managing change at a facility

Assessment and Certification

To determine whether a building or built infrastructure asset meets the requirements of the SABRE scheme, the facility must be assessed by SGW, a SABRE Registered Assessor. SGW will work alongside the project team (new facilities) or building management (existing facilities) and gather evidence in support of the applicable scheme criteria.

Successful assessment results in a SABRE Rating and LPCB certification, can be used to:

• Communicate the security credentials of the facility to internal and external stakeholders

• Measure facility performance and target areas for future improvement and investment.

• Benchmark performance across a portfolio of assets

• Demonstrate that a project has delivered on contractual requirements

SABRE Ratings

It is not possible to guarantee that facility will be secure all of the time. However, we can have increased confidence in a facilities ability to provide security. SABRE recognises this, and rates facilities on a sliding scale between ‘Acceptable’ (1 Star) and ‘Outstanding’ (5 Stars). The higher the rating, the more closely the SABRE framework was followed and the greater the level of assurance one can have in the approach to security risk management at a facility.

It is important to note that not all facilities need strive for the highest possible SABRE Rating. In some cases, ‘Acceptable’ may be good enough. Applicants are encouraged to seek advice from a SABRE Registered Assessor when determining a target SABRE Rating.

SABRE Security Assessment