The Essential Part 108 Air Cargo Security Guide July 2012
Applicability – Reg. 108.01.1Shall apply to all persons engaged in:• Acceptance• Handling• Forwarding Of International, regional• Storage or domestic cargo by air.• CarriageIncluding:• Postal Company• Known Consignors• Charter Organisations• Bonded and catering stock providers
“Regulated Agent”-Reg.108.02.1&2• Certificate of Approval – Valid 12 Months.• Maintains Records. Including records of accredited Known Consignors and Cargo Security Declarations.• Safeguarding of cargo.• Secure Premises protected by trained Security Officers. continued…
“Regulated Agent”-Reg.108.02.1&2 ...continued• Applies Security Controls to Unknown Cargo.• Known Cargo to remain sealed with tamper evident seals.• Random inspections of Known Consignor premises and cargo.• 10% of Known Consignor cargo consignments to be screened. continued…
“Regulated Agent” – Reg. 108.02.1&2 …continued• Background check, including criminal check, of personnel.• Job specific training.• Air Cargo Security Familiarisation Training.• Hand search personnel trained in DGR (CAT 12) and formal hand search training• Qualified and trained Designated Official.• Approved Air Cargo Security Manual.
“Known Cargo” - Reg. 108.03.2• Cargo from a Known Consignor which has been processed, in accordance with the regulations, by a Regulated Agent.• Unknown Cargo which has undergone appropriate Security Controls.• Exempted items tendered by a Regulated Agent. No other cargo may be accepted by an Air Carrier.
“Known Consignor” – Reg. 108.02.3• The originator of goods for carriage who has been accredited and registered with the CAA.• Known Consignor Accreditation Certificate – Valid 12 Months.• Established business with a Regulated Agent. continued…
“Known Consignor” – Reg. 108.02.3 …continued• Complies with the Known Consignor requirements which includes: • Known Cargo to be packed and stored in secure premises. • Background check, including criminal check, of personnel. • Cargo to be made tamper evident. continued…
“Known Consignor” – Reg. 108.02.3 …continued• Cargo Security Declaration to be lodged with a Regulated Agent - Valid 12 Months.• Job specific training• Air Cargo Security Familiarisation Training.• Compliance with the Regulated Agents Air Cargo Security Manual as applicable.
“Air Cargo Security Manual” – Reg. TS108.01.2Must be divided into 8 Chapters.• Chap. 1:Compliance Undertaking.• Chap. 2:Organisational structure split into General Structure and Security Structure.• Chap. 3:Operational Procedures and Resource Utilization. continued…
“Air Cargo Security Manual” – Reg. TS108.01.2 …continued• Chap. 4: Record keeping.• Chap. 5: Training.• Chap. 6: Recruitment of Personnel.• Chap. 7: Amendments to Manual.• Chap. 8: Contingency plans. Requirement details contained in Technical Standards
“Security Controls”- Reg. TS108.02.1• Screening by physical check (hand search).• Screening by X-rays.• Subject to simulation chamber testing.• Applying other means both technical and bio sensory, such as vapour trace detectors and dogs. continued…
“Security Controls”- Reg. TS108.02.1 …continued• Maturing by delaying transportation of cargo.• Air way bill or other valid dispatch document to accompany every consignment. (Reg.108.03.1)Exempt categories are:Known Cargo (Apart from the 10% check) andspecific exempted items.
“Security Screening Equipment”• Must comply with the minimum technical requirements approved by the Commissioner for Civil Aviation.• Intended to prevent the introduction of dangerous or prohibited articles. Screening by X-ray, or other technical means, is only one of the tools in the toolbox of Security Controls.
“Exemptions” – Reg. 108.03.7• Transshipment cargo (only if cargo meets minimum security requirements at origin and transit points).• Human remains.• Live animals.• Life saving materials, essential medical supplies, human organs, blood plasma or similar materials.• Nuclear materials. Must be tendered to the Air Carrier (or verified by the Air Carrier in respect of transshipment cargo) by a Regulated Agent who must apply certain minimum security measures.
“Designated Official”-Reg.108.01.2(6) We prefer the term, “Designated Cargo Security Officer” (DCSO)• Qualified by a training course acceptable to the Commissioner, (IATA or ICAO).• Qualified as Security Officer and registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA). We recommend min. Grade B.• Responsible for implementation, application and supervision of Security Controls.• Dangerous Goods – CAT 12.
Implementation.• Regulated Agent / Air Carriers.• Known Consignors.
Steps needed to Implement Part 108 Regulated Agents• Security inspection of premises and there approval.• Background check, including criminal check, of personnel.• Job specific training.• Air Cargo Security Familiarisation Training.• Implementation of Part 108 systems and procedures. continued…
Steps needed to Implement Part 108 Regulated Agents …continued• Air Cargo Security Manual.• Appointment of Designated Cargo Security Official (DCSO).• Application to the CAA using the prescribed form and, everybody’s favourite, payment of prescribed fees.• Renewal every 12 months.
Steps needed to Implement Part 108 Known Consignors• Security inspection of premises.• Background check, including criminal check, of personnel.• Job specific Training.• Air Cargo Security Familiarisation Training.• Introduction of Cargo Security Declaration. continued…
Steps needed to Implement Part 108 Known Consignors …continued• Notification to the Regulated Agent to be used.• Application to the CAA for accreditation on the prescribed form and payment of prescribed fees.• Renewal every 12 months.