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RHD Operational Procedure – Management Services Wing
Administration and Establishment - Security
OP/AE/4.1 - Management of the Security of Key Point Installations
Purpose and Scope :

This procedure describes how RHD guard Key Point Installations to prevent acts of sabotage, fire, damage etc, to ensure their safety around the clock.
Definitions :

Key Point Installation - RHD’s Security Division currently (2003) manages the security of key point installations including major bridges (bridges exceeding 90m in length) throughout the country and the Central RHD workshop, Dhaka. They also look after the security of other vital installations, which include:

· Sarak Bhaban HQ Dhaka, and Sarak Bhabans in Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Comilla, Sylhet, Faridpur, Barisal, Mymensing, Jessore, Dinajpur, Natore, Pabna, Perojpur and Rangamati;

· Different workshop divisions/ sub divisions, equipment control divisions and ferry divisions/sub divisions;

· Different RHD ferry crossings, procurement divisions and BRRL, Dhaka.

In total, they manage the security of 34 key point installations and 36 vital installations (2003).

KPIDC - Key Point Installation Defence Committee. Normally KPIs are to be declared by this Committee.
Responsibility :

The Chief Security Officer - is the Controlling officer for the security of all key point installations.

Deputy Director - Security - assists the Chief Security Officer in overall operation and management of the security of the key point Installations.

Assistant Director - Security - assists the Deputy Director manages the security of the key point installations effectively.

Senior Security Officer - Head Quarters - assists the Assistant Director.

Senior Security Officers - Zones - in some zones they are responsible for the security of the key point installations of the zones.

Security Officers - in some zones are responsible for management of the security of the key point installations.
Method :

Managing Security of the Key Point Installations:

Each key point installation is guarded on the spot by one security guard and one security supervisor/ security head guard in each eight-hour shift, for three shifts a day. They are equipped with a stick (Lathi). While on duty, they are in uniform. They ensure the security of the Key Point Installation by guarding it round the clock. They prevent any act of sabotage themselves first, and keep constant vigil over the surroundings. If some sort of unruly activities of sabotage take place that might destroy/ damage the installation, they inform the armed police/ Ansar/ Army/ Bangladesh Rifles promptly through their zonal office so suitable action is taken. In case, of fire, they inform the Fire Brigade.

The activities of the security guard and security supervisor/ security head guard on the spot is overseen by either the senior security officer, security officer or assistant security officer, stationed in the zonal office. They supervise by field visits, provide adequate support of manpower and ensure armed police/ Ansar/ Army/ Bangladesh Rifles and Fireservice Brigades respond at times of need.

The working of these zonal security officers and their field teams of security guards, security supervisors and head security guards is ensured by periodic supervision from Dhaka by the chief security officer and the deputy director, security. Any lack of guarding and lapses/ malpractices on the part of the field/zonal staff is promptly dealt with.
References :

OP/AE/4.2 – Training of security staff.
Procedure Flowchart :





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Updated on : 1/1/2004