EUROPEAN UNION CARGO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2014.
SouthAfrica was placed on the EU “Green List” effective 1st July 2014.
In our view, this change REDUCES the level of cargo SECURITY.
It is our STRONG ADVICEthat those Regulated Agents who are REGISTERED under the EU Regulations and hold EURA3 APPROVAL, continue to APPLY the practices applicable to the EU Regulations for two MAIN REASONS, firstly, INCREASEDSECURITY and secondly, if there were an incident, and an EU accredited agent had not COMPLIED with the EU Regulations (having made a DECLARATION to do so) this could be considered a serious BREACH OF LIABILITY INSURANCErequirements.
Certain of our clients have elected to become EU REGISTERED, despite the fact that we are on the Green List, which we ENCOURAGE.
COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECK AND CV VERIFICATION SERVICE (INCLUDING CREDIT CHECKS)
This service includes what is required under Part 110 but also provides the FULL RANGEof employee background checks including:
· DRIVERS LICENCE
· PUBLIC DRIVING PERMIT
· MATRIC CERTIFICATE AND OTHER ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
· CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
· ID VERIFICATION
· CITIZENSHIP AND PERMEANT RESIDENCE VERIFICATION
· PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY (PSIRA)
These services are available to be IMPLEMENTED at YOUR PREMISES, please contact us for full details
PART 109 AND 110
We report, once again, with DEEP REGRET, and fear of the security breach that this presents, that the SACAA have still NOT YET COMPLETEDthe amendments to PART 108, 109 AND 110. This has been raised at the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), on which committee we are represented through the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA), but despite pressure having been brought at CARCOM, by our representative, we still sit in LIMBO as far as these regulations are concerned.
There is a STRONG INDICATIONthat the Regulations may be READY for presentation at the 26TH JANUARY 2015CARCom meeting.
We have mentioned on numerous occasions, in our bulletins and elsewhere, that the REQUIREMENTS UNDER PART 108for cargo screeners are COMPLETELY INADEQUATE.
We cannot be more adamant when we say it is VITALthat although the requirements for certification of cargo screeners, and training, under Part 110, are NOT CURRENTLY APPLICABLEyou NEVERTHELESSAPPLY these requirements STRICTLY.
FREE CHECK OF YOUR SECURITY MANUALS
We repeat point 4 of Bulletin 33.
If your SECURITY MANUALwas not prepared by ourselves or under our supervision, we would be more than happy to provide you with a FREE CHECKand WRITTEN REPORTon your security manual. The fact that your manual may have been approved by the SACAA does not absolve you from ensuring that the manual is accurate, all inclusive and practical. Here again there may be INSURANCE LIABILITYimplications if your MANUAL is INCOMPLETE.
FACILITATED eLEARNING TRAINING
Here again, we must state with GREAT DISAPPOINTMENT that there has been NO DISCERNIBLE PROGRESS by the SACAA to bring the eLearning system into operation. The changes to incorporate the eLearning requirements are to be contained in the Part 109 amendments (see 4 above).
We would like to COMPLIMENT the DIRECTOR FOR CIVIL AVIATION, MS POPPY KHOZA, for her INITIATIVE in initiating a survey of SACAA SERVICE PERFORMANCE. This survey was conducted by a team from the UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA and consisted not only of a questionnaire, which was e-mailed to various bodies, but also meetings with industry in Gauteng and Cape Town. WE ATTENDED the GAUTENG MEETING, together with REPRESENTATIVES of a number of AVIATION ORGANISATIONS, and were assured that comments, suggestions and criticism would be CONFIDENTIAL and would be CONTAINED IN A REPORT which will be released to participants. The meeting we attended lasted some hours and there was an open detailed and SIGNIFICANT DISCUSSION, particularly focused on those WEAKNESSES that had been experienced with regard to service from the SACAA.
We will keep you advised and will distribute the report with the authority of the SACAA.
We repeat what was contained in Bulletin 33.
There have been NUMEROUS INCIDENTS of SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION of lithium-ion batteries around the world and there are strong rumours that perhaps large quantities of lithium-ion batteries were TRANSPORTED ON MH370. Please find attached two articles that appeared in FTW written by SEAN REYNOLDS who is OUR AUTHORITY on LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES. We are running a number of half day LITHIUM-ION BATTERY COURSES over the next couple of months. Please contact us for further information.
We are very pleased to say that these COURSES are now available ONLINE which means that your personnel can complete this course while continuing with their operational duties.
AVAILABILITY OF THE CARGO SCREENING TEAM INCLUDING EMERGENCY CANINE SCREENING
We are AVAILABLE 24/7 through our control room telephone number 0860 PART 108 or 011 701-3320, further alternatively, through our General Manager Compliance, David Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 082 308 0169.
We areAVAILABLE 24/7 throughout the HOLIDAY PERIOD.
THANKS AND GREETINGS
WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF THANKING OUR CLIENTS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND TO WISH ALL OF YOU GOD’S BLESSINGS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR.
It is my privilege to lead a team of passionate and highly competent, professional, aviation security compliance and training specialists who provide advice, training and practical assistance to the aviation industry with a focus on playing a key role in keeping aviation safe and secure for all.
As a team this is what we are passionate about. This is how we make a difference to the world we live and work in.
Training and education is at the heart of security and safety and this is my passion. We invest time and resources in the custom design of eLearning experiences to enhance the training and growth of all in the aviation security and safety fields.
I explore methods, procedures and systems to combine people with technology to achieve the best personal growth for people and enhanced aviation security by engaging people in playing an active, daily role in aviation security.
Professional provides advice in the design of aviation security and training systems for all security requirements in aviation with an ongoing passion for air cargo security
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