Module 9 Conveyance Security

The accreditation criterion, “Conveyance Security”, aims to prevent cargo from being tampered during transportation through management, inspection, and training.

A company shall establish security rules, procedures or guidelines on its conveyances. If the conveyances are provided by sub-contractors, the company shall state the security requirements in their service contracts to ensure the security rules are strictly enforced.

Taking a company vehicle for instance, it shall be parked in a secured parking area with entry control. The issue and return of its ignition keys shall be clearly recorded. Prior to the loading of cargo each day, appointed staff shall inspect the vehicle thoroughly including the inside and outside of the loading compartment, the doors, tailgate locks, the cabin and its locks, and the overall structure of the vehicle. Special attention shall be paid to any irregular modifications that could be used for storing illegal goods.

Throughout the conveyance process, the company shall track and monitor the movement and status of the vehicle. The monitoring can be accomplished through devices like GPS trackers, wireless radios and mobile phones. The company shall also have emergency plans and reporting procedures in place for handling irregularities such as high-jacking, detours and traffic accidents.

The aforementioned conveyance security guidelines shall be disseminated to relevant front line staff as working rules. Training and incident drills shall also be provided to them on a regular basis.