TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association) is an association of more than 600 leading manufacturers, logistics companies, freight carriers, law enforcement agencies and others, formed with the goal to prevent loss and theft within the supply chain.
Greater Transparency & Security
As a manufacturer of highly valuable products at risk of theft, cross-border cargo crime is one of the greatest challenges within your supply chain. To counter the increasing security threats, the international Transport Asset Protection Association initiated development of standards for greater transparency and security in the carry and logistics sector.
Facility Security Requirements
The globally accepted standard TAPA FSR specifies minimum requirements for secure, protected storage and intermediate warehousing of items of property.
Using the TAPA FSR security standard, you identify and evaluate possible risks within your entire storage. This risk evaluation creates transparency and permits the proactive implementation of appropriate and effective control measures.
Facility Security Requirements are applicable:
- At all locations that are part of the global supply chain, depending on need, risk and requirements of a buyer or logistics services provider, everywhere.
- On premises owned or operated by the logistics services provider.
- On premises owned or operated by the buyer.
The relevant audits can be carried out at any locations of the international supply chain.
Advantages of a TAPA FSR certification
- Systematic reduction of risk of security threats
- Improvement of protection for high-value goods at risk of theft
- Implementation of security measures using a systematic, risk-based approach
- Competitive advantages and improved image due to transparency and building customers‘ trust
- Utilisation of synergies when simultaneously using other standards, e.g. ISO 9001 or EU GDP
- Raising awareness of for possible dangers
DQS is authorized by TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association) to certify in accordance with FSR freight security requirements. Certification is available in security levels A, B and C.
During the certification audit, all areas relevant to security will be evaluated according to a checklist specially developed by TAPA: e. g. camera and security systems, access controls as well as security for storage areas and the company site itself. If all applicable requirements have been met, DQS will issue a certificate valid for three years. After the certificate has been issued, the company is required to carry out annual self-evaluations until re-certification during the third year. TAPA may request reports of the results of these self-evaluations.
Trucking Security Requirements
According to the European Union, the damage caused by theft to road traffic alone exceeds eight billion EUR per year. To counter the increasing security threats, the international association TAPA initiated the development of standards for greater transparency and security in the trucking and logistics sector. The globally recognized standard TAPA TSR specifies minimum requirements for the secure transport of assets within the supply chain.
Using the TAPA TSR security standard, you identify and evaluate possible risks along the entire logistics chain. This holistic and systematic review of risks creates transparency and allows early implementation of corresponding security measures. The standard defines minimum requirements for the following areas:
- Configuration of semi-trailer tractors and attached trailers
- Processes and their control within the organization
- A special communications infrastructure
Aside from three security levels (Level 1-3), TAPA TSR distinguishes transport companies into three categories by the number of freight vehicles operated:
- Category Large = more than 100 trucks
- Category Medium = 31 to 100 trucks
- Category Small = 10 to 30 trucks
Advantages of a certification according to TAPA TSR
- Improvement of protection for high-value goods at particular risk of theft throughout the supply chain
- Implementation of security measures using a risk-based approach
- Systematic reduction of liability
- Competitive advantages and improved image due to transparency and building of trust
- Utilisation of synergies when simultaneously using other standards, e. g. ISO 9001 or EU GDP
- Intensive training and raising awareness of potential dangers
DQS is authorised by TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) to certify according to the TSR Trucking Security Requirements. During the certification audit, and depending on the chosen security level 1, 2, or 3, all areas relevant to security will be evaluated according to a checklist specifically developed by TAPA: configuration of the trucks (tractors & trailers), processes within the organization and the control thereof, as well as the communications infrastructure. If all requirements are met, DQS will issue a certificate valid for three years. After the certificate has been issued, the organization is required to carry out annual self-evaluations until re-certification during the third year. TAPA may request reports of the results of these self-evaluations.