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Within the framework of the TRAINPOST distance-learning programme, which is based on a simpler and more user-friendly training approach, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) offers the participant trainees, in Postal operations training field, several important courses in the programme. One of them is dealing with Postal Security . This course is made up of seven modules.

General Aims:

  1. To provide employees of the posts with the knowledge and security strategies to address security risks within their organization in order to maintain customer confidence in the mail.
  2. Provide the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, and/or reduce the likelihood of injuries due to the carriage of dangerous goods in international mail through deterrence, detection and appropriate response.
  3. To provide the knowledge and skills necessary for protecting employees, customers, revenues and assets of the Posts, and to safeguard the mail from fraud, theft and misuse.

Target Population :
   i. Postal employees responsible for the security of personnel and property, in postal organizations. 
   ii. Supervisors and employees of offices of exchange responsible for the processing and the transmission of mail.
   iii. Supervisors and employees at domestic and international mail exchange points.

 

 
 
 
 
  Introduction of the course
     
  Module 1 : UPU Rules and Regulations
    Section 1 : Introduction to Postal security – UPU Rules and Regulations
    Section 2 : 2013-2016 Doha Postal Strategy
    Section 3 : Postal Operations Council Committee 1 – Supply Chain Integration
    Section 4 : Postal Security Group mission and priorities
   
  Module 2 : S58 – Postal Security Standards – General Security Measures
    Section 1 : S58 – Provide a brief introduction to the standard.
    Section 2 : Article 9
    Section 3 : General security measures
    Section 4 : Terms and definitions
    Section 5 : General information
    Section 6 : Risk assessment principles
    Section 7 : Facility security plan
    Section 8 : Critical facility design standards
    Section 9 : Perimeter barriers, doors, windows and lighting.
    Section 10 : Locks and key controls
    Section 11 : Access control measures for personnel
    Section 12 : Access control systems for vehicles
    Section 13 : Identification systems
    Section 14 : Personnel security, training, and hiring practices
    Section 15 : Contractor security requirements
    Section 16 : Awareness and training measurers
    Section 17 : Transportation and conveyance security requirements
    Section 18 : Compliance audit program
    Section 19 : Postal security unit
    Section 20 : Disaster recovery, emergency preparedness and business continuity planning
     
  Module 3 : S59 – Postal Security Standards – Office of Exchange and International Airmail Security
    Section 1 : S59 – Provide a brief introduction to the standard.
    Section 2 : Terms and Definitions
    Section 3 : Screening standards
    Section 4 : Custody of International Mail
    Section 5 : Items exempt from screening
    Section 6 : Items to be screened
    Section 7 : Screening methods
    Section 8 : High risk items(mail)
    Section 9 : Screening procedures for mail receptacles/bags
    Section 10 : Alarm resolution of suspicious items
    Section 11 : Notification procedures
    Section 12 : Measures for mail accepted or inducted for commercial aircraft conveyance
    Section 13 : Flow charts for screening mail and high risk items
   
  Module 4 : Dangerous Goods in the Post
    Section 1 : What are Dangerous goods?
    Section 2 : Dangerous goods discovered in mail
    Section 3 : Classes of dangerous goods
    Section 4 : Dangerous goods regulations
    Section 5 : Dangerous goods in international mail
    Section 6 : How to identify dangerous goods in mail?
    Section 7 : Common descriptions of items which may contain dangerous goods
    Section 8 : Procedures for controlling the introduction of dangerous goods into postal networks
    Section 9 : Training for staff
    Section 10 : Customer awareness methods
    Section 11 : Damaged or leaking parcels
   
  Module 5 : Misuse of Post Prohibited Goods
    Section 1 : Drug Trafficking
    Section 2 : Money Laundering
    Section 3 : Money Laundering
    Section 4 : Lottery Mail
    Section 5 : Illicit Pharmaceuticals
    Section 6 : Intellectual Property Right (IPR)
    Section 7 : Illicit Cigarettes Trafficking
   
  Module 6 : Internal and External Mail Theft
    Section 1 : Types of Internal Mail Theft
    Section 2 : Collection and analysis of mail loss data
    Section 3 : Charting employee schedules and mail loss data
    Section 4 : Integrity testing
    Section 5 : Investigative reports
    Section 6 : Prevention & Security
    Section 7 : Priorities
    Section 8 : Volume attacks
    Section 9 : Theft from post boxes
    Section 10 : Fishing
    Section 11 : Identity theft
    Section 12 : Washed Cheques and counterfeit financial instruments
    Section 13 : Obstruction, tampering or delay of mail
    Section 14 : Postal facility burglaries and countermeasures
   
  Module 7 : Revenue Protection
    Section 1 : Security Perforations
    Section 2 : Illegal Stamp Issues
     
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