The transportation of high value and/or high risk cargo
has become a challenge for industry due to the rapid increase in cargo
theft. These goods have become prime targets of thieves in the
distribution network when stored in warehouses and in transit. Reported
losses have soared worldwide and the difficult task of protecting these
assets has become a high priority.
What is TAPA?
TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) is cooperation between 600 companies working since 1997 to reduce losses in national and international supply chains it includes:
Global manufacturers (buyers)
Freight carriers (suppliers)
Distribution centers (suppliers) and warehouses, airports, rail yards and harbors
- Law enforcement agencies working with TAPA members and security providers
What are the key benefits?
Establishment of an effective physical security system to reduce the loss of high value assets
Monetary savings of insurance fees because of reduced losses and effective risk assessment
Inventory security to maintain your competitive advantages of "just-in-time" deliveries
TAPA professional assistance through the Global Incident Reporting Center, monthly publications and bulletins for TAPA members
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
We perform a systematic, independent audit of the management system to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
We use a planned audit schedule to ensure the management system meets objectives and provides continual improvement in key areas.
Our extensive auditor network helps reduce auditor travel costs.
Certification from Bureau Veritas is recognized and well-respected globally.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the certified areas of the TAPA FSR Management System?
The TAPA FSR specifies the minimum acceptable standards for your physical security system and the methods used to maintain those standards:
The identification of a nominated Security Manager and regular on-going security training for employees
Access control to offices and warehouse docks
Secure high value goods storage in warehouses
Closed circuit TV security monitors positioned at critical facility access points and storage areas
Perimeter barriers with security lights and alarms
Preparation and discrepancy controls to ensure the security and accuracy of materials, equipment, personnel and documentation
- Effective planning of truck security
What is the bottom line effect of TAPA FSR on an organization?
Easy integration of TAPA FSR principles within other management systems: TAPA FSR audits may be combined with other audits which result in certification cost and time savings
- Greater personal security for personnel, increased physical security of materials, reduced risk of loss related incidents, recognition of security minded professionals.
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