3.3.2 Enhancing Aviation Security Oversight – Workshop in the Philippines, 19-23 November 2018
This workshop was well attended by a diverse group of 37 participants, in terms of both their roles and locations around the Philippines. On completion of the workshop they were equipped with:
· A good understanding of the fundamental role that a proper Risk Assessment, has in determining from the outset what the NASP needs to cover to reduce that Residual Risk;- duly considering the Threats and the Counter-Measures, all properly weighted and scored
· An appreciation of how the three main components of a strong AvSec regime (human resource, technology and process) need to perform both at a consistently high level and in harmony with each other to generate that sort of regime;
· A clear vision of how a Quality Assurance programme plays an essential role in sustaining an effective and efficient regime;
· An initial grounding on the degree to which a strong Security Culture underpins everything that the entity (airport, regulator, airline etc.) is trying to achieve with that regime;
· Finally, the workshop’s OJT session proved a useful vehicle for delivering not only a strong flavour of how an audit or inspection is prepared and carried out; but also how the results lead to an in-depth conversation around an Acton Plan to benchmark what exactly a strong AvSec regime actually looks like and can be measured.