POSITIVE GROWTH FOR FSR AND TSR CERTIFICATIONS IN Q3 2017, GIVING CUSTOMERS A BIGGER CHOICE OF TAPA-COMPLIANT SUPPLIERS ACROSS EMEA
In the three months ended 30 September 2017, 37 companies achieved Facility Security Requirements (FSR) certifications, while a further nine gained certification to TAPA’s Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) Security Standard.
A total of 18 TAPA EMEA member companies either renewed the certifications in Q3 2017 or certified new facilities or trucking operations across 21 countries in the region:
· South Africa
· United Kingdom
There are now 603 FSR-certified locations in EMEA held by 588 TAPA EMEA members and 65 non-members, an increase of 16.6% over Q3 2016.
Year-on-year, the number of TSR certifications in the region rose 33.7% to a total of 111. Of these, 72 are company members of the Association.
Companies wishing to work with TAPA FSR-certified partners now have a choice of compliant facilities in 60 countries in EMEA. The top five countries with FSR locations are:
· Netherlands – 83 facilities
· United Kingdom – 71
· Italy – 61
· Spain – 41
· Germany - 37
Trucking operations that meet the Association’s TSR Standard can also be found in 23 countries in EMEA, including:
· Netherlands – 38 certified companies
· Germany – 12
· Italy – 10
· United Kingdom – 9
· Belgium – 7
TAPA EMEA will be offering FSR and TSR training courses across the EMEA region in 2018, including courses in local languages. This will be published in the ‘Industry Standards’ section of the TAPA EMEA website.
Now it’s time to get onboard with the latest TAPA Security Standard in EMEA
How much do you know about TAPA’s new Parking Security Requirements (PSR) in EMEA?
PSR is the Association’s response to help its members identify more secure parking locations, particularly across Europe and there are three ways for Parking Place Operators (PPOs) to participate in the scheme: Self-Certification; as a Parking Security Partner or through a Mutual Recognition agreement.
Click on the banner on the TAPA EMEA website to find a copy of the new PSR Security Standards as well as a brochure explaining the purpose and benefits of the programme. In early 2018, this will also be the place to access TAPA’s new online parking tool which, as PPOs join the scheme, will enable companies to identify nearby secure parking locations when planning transport routes for high value, theft targeted shipments.