The Department for Transport (DfT) aims to protect the travelling public, transport facilities and those employed in the transport industry, primarily from acts of terrorism. We aim to retain public confidence in transport security without imposing requirements that impact on the way they travel.
To find out more about what we do, read our 'Introduction to transport security'.
Details on the kind of work the team is involved in, together with answers to commonly asked questions and contact details for key personnel.
About the Transport Security team's work with the security of airports, aircraft, air passengers and air cargo.
The responsibilities of the Transport Security Team's land transport division.
Information on the protection of ports, shipping and sea passengers.
Public attitudes to transport security including research findings.
New regulations for the security of transporting dangerous goods in Great Britain came into force on 1 July 2007. These regulations are based entirely upon the new security requirements laid out in the international agreements for the transport of dangerous goods by road and rail. Accompanying explanatory guidance has replaced the road and rail codes of practice that were in place.
Information on security training for transport staff.
Information on personnel security in the sector, including risk assessments, recruitment, criminal record checks and ongoing personnel security.
Papers relating to Parliamentary oversight of transport security.
Find out how we're protect the travelling public, transport facilities and those employed in the transport industry.
- 09 October 2007
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