Security within the Post Room and the threat from Mail is often under estimated and overlooked.
Recent attacks both at home and overseas have shown how vulnerable business is to attack via the postal system, these attacks have included chemical, biological, explosive and non-lethal devices. It is for this reason that we must continuously review Post Room security to ensure we can meet this growing threat.
For many years the Royal Mail and courier systems have been used by terrorists, criminals and disgruntled individuals to deliver postal devices of all types including letter bombs, with the intention of killing, maiming, frightening or disrupting individuals, business and government. Despite these attacks, many companies have failed to respond to this real and growing threat. Investment in training and technology can act as an effective line of defence for individuals, companies and government departments.
It is important that all Post room Staff manning an x-ray machine have an understanding of what makes a suspicious article and exactly what is a prohibited article. It is also important to appreciate the correct procedures of how to handle either circumstance. Security Staff should also have an understanding of how to identify prohibited articles and their component parts. What makes an item either prohibited or suspicious can depend on local environments and regulations. In some locations, innocent items such as cameras, recording devices and alcohol as well as explosives and firearms are considered as prohibited.
- X-Ray image interpretation & IED awareness
- Postal device awareness (where no X-Ray machine is used)
- Radiation Protection Supervisor (RPS)
We remember that you are the customer and as such we aim to deliver training when and where you want it, without having to pay a premium for this service which includes out of hours and weekends. Due to the requirement for an x-ray machine, these courses are currently only delivered In House (own premises):
In House (own premises), subject to suitable training space being available, courses can be delivered ‘in house’ at your premises; this is often a cheaper option if you are looking to train several personnel at once.