Controlled drug licensees: security advice and guidance

Lists the main security measures appropriate for premises licensed to possess, supply or make controlled drugs or precursor chemicals.



This document provides general guidance on security measures that licensees should consider for premises that are licensed, or intending to be licensed, for the possession and/or supply and/or production of controlled drugs, controlled drug preparations and/or precursor chemicals.

This is general guidance and licensees may wish to seek independent legal advice to ensure they comply with any relevant legislation.

Topics covered include:

  1. Site and building security
  2. Controlled drugs storage
  3. Keys and locking mechanisms

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Published 26 October 2007
Last updated 15 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated security guidance document.

  2. Updated 2018 guidance document published.

  3. Updated guidance published.

  4. Latest version published in January 2014.

  5. First published.