Security plan for storing High Consequence Dangerous Goods (HCDG)

A security plan must be submitted with your high consequence dangerous goods (HCDG) licence application. If you intend to store HCDG, your plan should detail how you will control the associated security risks.


What is an authorised person?

An authorised person in relation to a HCDG licence is:

  • the licensee
  • each person named in the security plan as an authorised person with unsupervised access to HCDG
  • a person who holds a HCDG permit.

What to include in the security plan

Your security plan should address each of the following points.

*A separate security plan is needed for each storage site.

  1. Location and details of the facility
    • Include a site plan
  2. Details of secure storage area, and details of the precautions in place to ensure the HCDG are kept in a secure store
    • Include the type and dimensions of the structure and the number and types of doors, windows and locks
  3. List of authorised persons holding a permit authorising unsupervised access to HCDG
    • Record their name and permit number
  4. A procedure for amending the security plan
    • Eg how will you add/remove names of authorised persons?
  5. A procedure for controlling access to the secure store by authorised persons
    • Eg a key register or a security control for access codes
  6. A procedure for supervising access to the secure store by persons not authorised to have unsupervised access to the HCDG
  7. A procedure for instructing persons who have access to, or who use or handle, HCDG on the security plan
  8. A designated person responsible for maintaining the security plan
  9. A procedure to ensure that HCDG is only obtained from a licensee or person authorised to sell, transfer or dispose of HCDG and is removed only by a licensee or authorised person
  10. Stock control system
    • Describe your system for recording details and reconciling incoming and outgoing quantities of HCDG.
  11. A procedure for reporting any theft, attempted theft or unexplained loss of HCDG or any other security incident involving HCDG

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