First - the definitions we covered in week one of this Blog series explain the differences between these two areas. In week two, we reviewed Coast Guard guidance regarding these areas.
Second - TWIC requirements address the different areas when an individual who has not applied for a TWIC requires access. Non-TWIC individuals are required to be escorted by a TWIC holder trained in escorting responsibilities. In a Secure Area, a TWIC Escort is permitted to escort up to ten Non-TWIC individuals visually or by monitoring. In a Secure/Restricted Area, the TWIC Escort may escort up to five Non-TWIC individuals side-by-side.
Third – as an FSO, you are also required to implement the provision in your facility’s FSP. Ensure your facility diagrams are properly labeled, the correct verbiage is being used and that it is up-to-date with the physical infrastructure in use.
Stay secure, others are relying on you!