Standing Orders shall meet the distinctive security requirements of the institution by establishing mechanisms to ensure accountability for keys, tools,
dangerous substances and communications equipment. The degree of accountability for each shall be proportional to the potential threat posed by the loss of the article, given the
security classification of that institution.
There shall be procedures governing the issue and control of tools and a description of the corrective action to be taken in the event of their loss.
Tools shall be assigned one of the following security classifications:
Non-Restricted (Class N) a. tools which are used daily and are not usually expected to be used in any dangerous or illegal way;
Restricted (Class R) b. tools which are most likely to be used in an escape attempt or in any dangerous or illegal way. Class R tools shall be distinctively colour-coded with a
Prohibited (Class P) c. tools which are considered extremely dangerous in the hands of
inmates or requiring special security measures. Class P tools shall be distinctively colour-coded with a red marking.
Standing Orders dealing with substances which pose a threat or potential threat to security and the safety of staff and inmates shall detail procedures
for the storage, issue and use of such substances.
Because construction, maintenance and service contractors may use keys, tools, and dangerous substances, the institution shall ensure that control
mechanisms are in place for controlling contractor activities.
Original signed by
Willie Gibbs, Acting Commissioner