Safety & Security
The Kenco Safety Management System provides structure for the management of a progressive and consistent safety program across multiple sites and customers. In conjunction with the operations staff, our safety and security staff takes a proactive approach to ensure safety is an integral part of our overall culture - allowing Kenco to keep your costs lower.
This corporate sponsored program includes the following functional areas:
- Safety & Health
- Claims Management (Workers’ Compensation, Automobile, General Liability, etc.)
- Fleet Safety (DOT)
- Loss Prevention & Security
Kenco also understands the requirements of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Act (C-TPAT) launched in November 2001 by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). We have experience in demonstrating our ability to help our customers meet these requirements. C-TPAT directives are very specific concerning tools, techniques, and the processes related to securing the right people, product, property, and information.
Our Core Principles
Kenco has committed to the following core principles:
- Incident/Injury Prevention - The fundamental belief that every incident and injury is preventable is the foundation for a successful safety program. Prevention is achieved by controlling hazards through safety training, and the use of proper safety devices and personal protective equipment. Only when we truly believe that all incidents and injuries are preventable can we make this belief a reality.
- Safety Responsibility – Safety starts on the first day of employment. Each employee is expected to be conscientious in assuming personal safety responsibility. Management will communicate this responsibility in an attempt to hold each employee accountable.
- Safety Training – Working safely does not come naturally; it is a learned behavior. Effective training programs designed to teach, motivate and sustain safety knowledge are essential elements in preventing injury and illness.
- Safety Audits – Audits of both facilities and programs must be conducted to assess both the effectiveness of the overall program, and to detect specific problems and areas for improvement.
- Safety Hazards – Whenever a safety deficiency is found, prompt action is required to correct the hazard. This in turn will reinforce the message that safety is a top priority.
Kenco’s goal is to create an environment where incidents and injuries are prevented, and every employee returns home to their loved ones injury free.
How We Implement Our Core Principles
Kenco recommends a “layered security philosophy” using multiple and redundant physical security barriers, electronic security systems, processes and procedures working together to provide optimal facility security. To determine the level of security needed to protect a facility in-depth initial security surveys are conducted noting the following factors:
- Customer security requirements and expectations
- Regulatory agency security requirements
- Size, design, layout of the facility
- Local crime statistics
- Capabilities and limitations of electronic security systems
- Physical security measures
- Existing security measures and devices
- Type and valuation of inventory
- Terrain, demographics and crime data of the area
- Operational requirements in respect to type of business, product, employee and traffic flow
Associates are trained on security topics and the need to be vigilant and aware of potential security threats against their sites. Training consists of Initial Security Training at new hire orientation followed by monthly topics such as Warehouse Security, Information Security, Loss Prevention, Employee Theft, Collusion Detection and Work Place Violence. As crime trends change and new threats and tactics are realized, associate training is adapted or created to meet those challenges. Also, each facility has an identified Safety/Security Advocate who in an adjunct role assists site management with security initiatives at their site.
Security specific policies are the framework of a security program driven by operational excellence. Policies have been published which guide associates and enhance security measures already in place. Threats against Kenco sites are constantly evolving as the criminal element becomes more brazen and creative. For this reason, policies are continuously updated and new ones published to counter a wide variety of threats and situations.
Site SOPs are written with security in mind. The day-to-day procedures undertaken by our associates are the core of our operations, therefore, ensuring applicable security related steps are built into these procedures strengthens our overall security posture.
Kenco deploys a myriad of both physical security systems and electronic security devices such as intrusion detection, access control, motion detection, passive infrared sensors, and closed circuit television (CCTV) to establish both internal and external security barriers. Security officers can also be posted if needed.
Risk Audits are conducted to examine the overall security integrity of a site and identify potential vulnerabilities so those vulnerabilities can be corrected. These audits are designed to ensure the physical, procedural, and electronic security systems in place afford the site with the level of protection required.