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Standards Australia Handbook

Physical Protective Security Treatment for Buildings Handbook

Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation has received approval from peak standards development body Standards Australia for ARPC’s proposed Physical Protective Security Treatments for Buildings Handbook.

The Handbook intends to support proactive risk management of large-scale infrastructure (commercial buildings) by assisting commercial property owners and operators to assess their risks and plan and implement treatment measures to protect valuable assets against terror attacks and other malicious acts. The Handbook intends to reference national and international existing standards and resources, International Standards Organization documents, Federal Government advice and industry expertise.

ARPC secured support from a wide range of Australian industry stakeholders across insurance, commercial property, facilities management, events management, local government, fire services and national security.

As a government agency with strong relationships in the government sector, a diverse team of high performing staff and global expertise in insurance and terrorism reinsurance, ARPC was well placed to act as a Nominating Organisation in submitting a proposal to work on this Handbook project with Standards Australia.

Until close of business Friday 17 August, the project is seeking experts from varied industries to register their interest for participation in a working group. If you are a professional in Australia with experience related to risks and physical security of buildings and infrastructure, and you would like to be involved in development of the Handbook, we urge you to visit this link https://www.standards.org.au/news/call-for-experts-colon-managing-risks-in-the-built-environment.

If you would like to provide feedback or comment on this project, please email [email protected]



Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation is a corporate Commonwealth entity within the Treasury portfolio, established under the Terrorism Insurance Act 2003 to administer Australia’s Terrorism Reinsurance Scheme following the withdrawal of terrorism cover by insurance companies after the September 11, 2001 attacks. As a public financial corporation, ARPC is part of the financial assistance and economic recovery phase of the Australian Government’s National Counter-Terrorism Plan. The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, is our responsible Minister.

ARPC supports and promotes terrorism risk mitigation through development of thought leadership research and insights, events featuring experts, support for relevant programs run by other organisations, as well as through our own initiatives.  ARPC is globally connected through The International Forum for Terrorism Risk (re) Insurance Pools (IFTRIP), where experience, ideas and best practice are shared.

For more information about ARPC and Australia’s Terrorism Reinsurance Scheme, please visit https://arpc.gov.au/what-we-do/the-scheme/.

For more information about Standards Australia, the nation’s peak non-government, not-for-profit standards organisation, please visit