The following pages offer a description of the security levels 1 through 11 which are presented as the Bureau's minimum requirements for the different security levels. Appendix "D" identifies the types of drugs which will be allowed storage inside a steel caged area and also provides a description of the cage requirements. The Bureau will allow alternate methods of construction provided the penetration resistance is at least equal to the standard.
Laminates which are materials such as cement blocks, plywood, steel mesh, polycarbonates, etc., sandwiched together can be used effectively to offer a level of attack resistance which is at least equal to that of the traditional poured cement or cement block type vault. However, companies wishing to use laminates rather than the traditional cement vault, (due to weight problems, economic considerations, convenience, etc.) should consider discussing the proposed security with the Bureau Inspector in their region before commencing construction in order to ensure that the force resistance is at least equivalent to the Bureau's minimum requirements.
1.1.1 . The following are examples of the minimum requirements which the Bureau will accept for level 1 security. The required level is determined by the location of the researcher and the maximum inventory. The monetary value of the inventory is calculated using the illicit value of the drug. (See Appendix B, Table 1).
1.1.2 . The Bureau will consider alternate forms of secure environs, such as laminates, providing they are equal in force resistance to the examples given below.
1.2.1 . Cupboard, refrigerator, a drawer in a steel cabinet, or an equivalent may be used for this level of security provided it is located in a locked room and fastened to the room's floor or wall. The device used to store the researcher's inventory is to be secured with an approved padlock (see Appendix E) or its equivalent.
1.2.2 . The approved security device, in 1.2.1., must be located in an area to which the public does not have access.
1.2.3 . Records of the issuing of combinations and keys, under the authorization of an officer in the institution, shall be maintained and be available to Therapeutic Products Programme (TPP) inspectors.