PAS 127:2014 Checkpoint security screening of people and their belongings. Guide

PAS 127:2014

Checkpoint security screening of people and their belongings. Guide

Status : Current   Published : February 2014



What is this PAS about?

It gives guidance and recommendations on checkpoint security screening of people and their bags. This includes both permanent and temporary installations at government and private buildings, and events and sporting venues in public spaces or on private land.

The PAS focuses on detecting weapons and explosive threat items but the methodology can equally be applied to other threats that an organization may face.

Who is this standard for?

  • Anyone who has responsibility for planning and/or delivering security operations at venues in either the private or public sector
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Procurement managers 
  • Policy makers

Why should you use this standard? 

It provides a framework for assessing risk and identifying screening requirements and then specifying and delivering appropriate solutions. 

Key benefits and limitations of common screening methods and technologies are also summarized. 

The PAS has been deliberately kept flexible; users may tailor the recommendations to suit the particular requirements of their own organization or event, while still adhering to the principles of good practice. 

Security checkpoints rarely operate in isolation, so recommendations for checkpoint screening are presented in the wider context of the organization’s security systems as a whole.

NOTE: Aviation and other transport security screening are outside the scope of this PAS since these are subject to separate national and international regulation. 

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Standard NumberPAS 127:2014
TitleCheckpoint security screening of people and their belongings. Guide
Publication Date28 February 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsSecurity, Screening equipment, Health and safety requirements, Safety, Risk assessment, People, Security personnel
ISBN978 0 580 79006 5
File Size6.107 MB

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