you to set a proper example. All employees must be impressed with the fact that they have a responsibility
to report any loss to property authorities. Inventory and control measures such as identification of all tools
and equipment should be instituted to account for all material, supplies, and equipment. Don't lose sight of
the fact though, that most employees are honest and disapprove of thievery.
Systematic Pilferage. Control measures must be taken to prevent systematic pilferage. In order to
ensure effective pilferage control throughout the facility you must first eliminate potential thieves during the
hiring procedure by careful screening and observation and by establishing customer identification. Inside the
facility, you must establish an effective key control system and an effective package and material control
system. It may be advisable to install mechanical and electrical devices including appropriate perimeter
fencing, lighting, and parking facilities and effective pedestrian, railway, and vehicle gate security controls in
order to establish security surveillance of all exits. The facility security can also be increased by establishing
adequate security patrols to check buildings, grounds, perimeter, and likely locations that may be used for
storage of pilfered items. Additionally, you may locate parking areas for private vehicles outside the
perimeter fencing of the activity. In the event of a loss, investigate quickly and efficiently.
In all cases, develop local SOPs according to security requirements and implement SOPs as soon as
possible to prevent pilferage at the facility.
PART D - IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PILFERAGE AND SECURITY
Opportunities for pilferage are present when supplies are being transported in trucks, trains, planes, or ships.
The greatest vulnerability and the widest variety of opportunities occur at the various points where supplies
are transferred from one means of transportation to another or from storage to transportation and vice versa.
Monitor pump pressure gauges for fluctuation in normal operating pressure that may indicate pilferage in the
Petroleum pipelines present a unique set of security problems. Establish pipeline patrols to look for
loose flange belts and couplings on pipelines, holes dug under pipelines/hose lines, and holes cut into hose
lines. Watch for sabotage by looking for open pipes or cut hose lines, fires, or explosive charges.
PART E - SET UP CHECKPOINT INSPECTIONS
An orderly system is a must at a checkpoint. Examine drivers, helpers, passengers, and vehicle contents.
Establish a security log containing the date, operator's name, description of load, time entered, and time
departed. Establish a seal log for all goods leaving the facility and verify seal number with shipping
document and examine seals for signs of tampering.