FACILITY SECURITY REQUIREMENTS (FSR)

Developed by supply chain security professionals, TAPA’s Facility Security Requirements (FSR) help to protect theft-targeted products being stored or processed in facilities such as warehouse operations and distribution centres.

It is the intention of TAPA members to select service providers which meet or exceed TAPA’s certification requirements and the suppliers and facilities which are certified are identified in the members’ areas of the TAPA website to support this selection process.

The FSR Standard specifies the:

  • minimum acceptable security standard
  • methods to be used in maintaining those standards
  • processes and specifications for Service Providers to attain TAPA FSR certification for their facilities and transit operations

TAPA’s FSR Standard offers three levels of certification by the Association’s approved Independent Audit Bodies as well as a Self-Certification option. Non-member companies may also achieve certification after completing the appropriate TAPA training course.

The latest 2020 revision of the Standard also includes a new FSR Multisite certification option. Independent Audit Body (IAB) multisite certification is designed to identify and promote operational efficiencies between sites so best practices can be shared, and to support a ‘team’ approach to obtaining and maintaining compliance with the TAPA Standard for security control and risk mitigation. Taking the multisite approach to FSR certification also helps to lower costs for companies across their networks as new certifications can list multiple sites under one parent certification.

Successful implementation of the FSR Standard is dependent upon service providers, TAPA-approved auditors and buyers of services working together to accurately interpret, adopt and audit against these requirements.

In the FSR section of this website, you will find more information and useful documents to download to support your understanding and adoption of the FSR Standard.

TAPA members can also access and download a list of FSR certified companies and facilities.

Our Standards Team will answer any questions you have about the TAPA Security Standards. You can contact the team directly using the Standards Question Submission Form below.

Sample Audit Templates

In the download section on the right you can download the FSR ‘sample audit’ template for the 2020 FSR Standard. Please note that since the 2020 revision of the FSR Standard and integration of the BSI audit tool the previous Audit Excel Form is no any longer available.

This template is simply to assist you in preparations for your forthcoming FSR certification and should not be used for any other purpose or shared with any third party without permission from TAPA. For further information please contact TAPA by using the contact form below.

The Latest Downloads section also includes an example of the FSR audit form.

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