We’ve listened to your feedback! The blogs this month are designed to you assist you in controlling facility access points and remaining compliant with random screening requirements. Topics include:
3 P’s of access control –
- Physical – security infrastructure and systems
- Presence – bearing and attitude of security force personnel
- Performance – security training, experience and application
Just what does random screening mean?
Random screening is just that – screening that occurs without definite aim, reason, or pattern. Random is NOT every 10th person or vehicle. You are required to develop a protocol for randomizing your screening. A best practice in random selection is the “Marble Method,” which is recognized and approved by the Coast Guard. Other randomizing techniques may include a software program that randomly selects a person or vehicle to screen. DO NOT rely on individuals determining off the top of their head when to screen – their choices are NOT random.
Randomizing your screening makes your access control effective by eliminating predictability, and will deter folks entering your facility from trying to bring on prohibited items. A random screening protocol will increase your facility’s security reliability!
Join us this month while we review the regulatory requirements for the sake of building your security awareness. Suggested Reading - 33 CFR 105.255.