Why hire an IOMI® Homeland Security-trained office mover? Chicago’s Midwest Moving & Storage General Manager Tom Pera explains.

Elevator panel protection during office moves

Elevator panel protection during office moves

Chicago’s Midwest Moving & Storage trains employees to protect office buildings with Homeland Security for Office Moves, online training from the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®).

Moving companies nationwide are partnering with building managers to minimize terrorist and criminal threats during office moves.

Homeland Security for Office Moves is a new 23-minute video with a final exam designed to train moving company employees to help reduce office building vulnerabilities.

“Office movers have a special responsibility to safeguard the buildings they work in and assist building security by knowing how to recognize when something isn’t right,” said Ed Katz, head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), which developed the training.

Movers and other contractors use trucks and so do terrorists and criminals, who are a more common threat to office buildings and tenant property, and usually just walk in unchallenged.

“Burglaries of computers and other electronics from office buildings are becoming more of a problem, even with security plans and cameras in place,” said Katz. “Moving companies lining up for the training understand the importance of becoming a trusted member of the building manager’s team.”

It took an international training organization and an emergency management expert to hatch the one-of-a-kind online training program to protect office buildings