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GNCASP Overview (Restricted Document)

 

The Guyana National Civil Aviation Security Programme (GNCASP) is a “restricted” document and can only be obtained for the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority

The GNCASP was first approved by the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) on the 10th of February, 2005; however, the programme has been amended to incorporate provisions from new amendments in the ICAO’s Annex 17 Eight Edition (April 2006) and the recommendations made through the ICAO Audit in2006 and the ICAO Follow-up Audit of 2008. The amended document was approved by the Guyana National Civil Aviation Security Committee (GNCASC) on September 24, 2008; and promulgated during January 2010 following further refinement. The GNCASP is given force of law through the Civil Aviation (Security) Regulations 2004.

The GNCASP explains the aims and objectives of the programme, defines terms, outlines the organizations of aviation security in Guyana and details the legal requirements that constitutes the Standards and Recommended practices as contained in Annex 17 which are necessary to safeguard commercial civil aviation (international and domestic civil aviation) against acts of unlawful interference perpetrated on the ground or in flight.

The GNCASP also highlights the policies and procedures required to prevent acts of unlawful interference affecting the aviation industry that operates in and out of the Republic of Guyana.

All aviation stakeholders - aircraft operators, airports/aerodromes operators, and catering companies, cargo companies, handling agents, security service providers and regulated agents among others are required to comply with this document. All aviation stakeholders licensed, registered and operating in Guyana are therefore required to obtain a copy or relevant parts of this TP document from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

 

GNCASQCP Overview (Restricted Document)

 

The Guyana National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme (GNCASQCP) provides information and guidance on the development and implementation of an aviation security quality control process to allow for the thorough evaluation of aviation stakeholders’ compliance with the Aviation (Security) Regulation of 2004 and the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP). This document is considered an extension of the NCASP and has been given such force in Section XI of NCASP. One objective of this Document is to identify the causes and patterns of non-compliance and verifying that corrective actions have been implemented and sustained.

The Guyana National Civil Aviation Security Quality Control Programme is classified as “Restricted”. This document was approved by the National Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) on the September 24, 2008. The NCASC is established under the Civil Aviation (Security) Regulations 2004 as the body responsible for advising the Government on aviation security measures to meet threats to civil aviation and its facilities.

The Director General of the GCAA is the appropriate authority responsible for providing oversight on the implementation of the National Civil Aviation Security Control Programme in Guyana. However, the Aviation Security Quality Control Unit ((CASU) is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of compliance by aviation stakeholders using the Quality Control Programme.

The organization, departments or bodies involved in the implementation of this Quality Control Programme shall take the necessary measures to establish activities and actions so that all aviation stakeholders complies with the Quality Control Programme at earliest.

In an effort to assist in having successful Quality Control audits, all organizations audited are expected to lend their cooperation and support to the GCAA’s Auditors and Inspectors when carrying out their functions.

Copies of the GNCASQCP ought to be only accessible to persons on a “need to know” basis and can only be obtained from the GCAA.

 

GNCASTP Overview (Restricted Document)

 

The Guyana National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme (GNCASTP) provides information on aviation security training and guides stakeholders on the standards and requirements for training all categories of aviation security personnel, operational and administrative staff and management personnel.

The training programme seeks to aid aviation stakeholders in complying with the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP) and the standards and recommended practices of ICAO’s Annex 17 – Safeguarding Civil Aviation Against Acts of Unlawful Interference. This document is considered an extension of the NCASP and has been given such force in Section XI of NCASP. Some of the objectives of this document are to specifically outline the key training areas, duration of training, content of the training, and to identify the various categories of personnel that are required to be trained.

The objective is to ensure that the persons implementing security controls are appropriately trained and possess all competencies required to perform their duties. The training programme should be implemented by all aviation stakeholders; and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is entrusted to ensure that such implementation is carried out given their responsibilities outlined in the National Civil Aviation Security Program and the Aviation (Security) Regulations 2004.

The objective is to also ensure that duly trained personnel are available for deployment in order to provide a standardized level of preventive security measures for the safe and secure operation of civil aviation under normal operating conditions. Additionally, the National Civil Aviation Security Training Programme seeks to ensure that trained personnel are capable of rapidly responding to meet security threats or heightened situation in areas such as access control, perimeter security, anti-sabotage measures, anti-hijacking and other security response measures to prevent or deter any act of unlawful interference to civil aviation.

 

All agencies concerned are directed to the extent practicable, to make necessary arrangements for required infrastructure, facility, training materials and resources, for implementation of the National Civil Aviation Training Program which was approved on September 24, 2008 by the National Civil Aviation Security Committee.

 

Copies of the GNCASTP ought to be only accessible to persons on a “need to know” basis and can only be obtained from the GCAA.

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