put in place measures (to prevent something)

We can use the word "measures" to talk about actions that you take in order to avoid mistakes or negative results. You "take" measures:

We've taken measures to prevent similar mistakes in the future.

You can also "put measures in place", which means to set up a system for avoiding mistakes:

At my previous job, I was responsible for putting measures in place to prevent electronic fraud.

After the measures have already been "put in place", then you can say that an organization "has measures in place":

The city government has measures in place for dealing with snow storms and other weather emergencies.

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