Transportation and Cargo activity domain security seals
Transportation and Cargo Security Seals Management
Constant monitoring of security seals within a documented framework will mitigate the risk of pilferage, which could cause damage to your brand and loss of customers.
Here are 5 tips you should consider when looking at security sealing.
PROCUREMENT of SECURITY SEALS
The selection of security seals for transportation and cargo activity should be based on key factors such as:
Your current security practices
Value of assets in transit
Types of sealing application
For effective tracking of inventory, customization can be applied from a variety of printing options and colors, which can make the security seals unique to your business and tailored to your application.
STORAGE AND INSTALLATION of SECURITY SEALS
Once your selected transportation and cargo security seals have been delivered, it is important to visually inspect them to ensure that they have not been compromised on the way, and keep a detailed log of the delivered security seals. The security seals should then be stored in a secure area, only accessible by authorized personnel.
They will need to maintain a log of outbound seals and record information before a security seal is allowed to leave your secure storage location, such as time of release, seal description, application, vehicle number, and identity of the person installing the security seals.
Only personnel who have been trained on the proper installation method should be allowed to operate the security seal.
INSPECTION of SECURITY SEALS
Before the security seal is applied, you will need to conduct a visual inspection of the seal and the locking area. To confirm if the security seal has been installed correctly, gently pull the security seal apart to ensure that the locking mechanism has been properly engaged. This will ensure the goods for transit are secure for delivery.
REMOVAL of SECURITY SEALS
When the cargo arrives at its destination, the security seal should be visually inspected for any irregularities or tamper marks.
During inspection, gently pull the security seal apart to ensure that the locking mechanism has not been compromised. Any errors or discrepancies can highlight potential attempts of pilferage or theft, and should be reported and documented immediately.
DISPOSAL of SECURITY SEALS
The transportation and cargo security seals should be destroyed after use to prevent fraudulent use of old seals. Methods of destruction such as crushing and cutting will ensure that the locking mechanism and marking of the seals are no longer distinguishable after use.