Aviation Security Screening Course
The Aviation Security Screening Course is the first comprehensive technology based training course for security screeners. It provides a solid foundation for any employee preparing to work at a security screening checkpoint. Based on ICAO, IATA, and TSA standards, this course details the process to be used when screening passengers and baggage. Each student will learn how to use detection equipment such as X-ray machines, hand-held and walk-through metal detectors. This course also teaches the student how to physically search passengers and baggage to ensure that dangerous and prohibited items are detected during the screening process.
History of Passenger Screening - Teaches the student why security screening was developed, its purpose and goal, and how effective it has been since its inception. The student is shown examples of recent acts of terrorism against the civil aviations system to stress the importance of their job and how the international community has responded.
Checkpoint Structure and Operation - Teaches the basic configuration of a security screening checkpoint. The student will learn about the various pieces of equipment used at a checkpoint, his responsibilities as a screener, and all passenger’s basic rights.
The Screening Process - Teaches the student how to operate a walk-through metal detector and a hand-held metal detector. The student must demonstrate how to identify the cause of an alarm and respond with the appropriate measures. He will also learn how to perform both limited and full body search.
The X-ray System - Teaches the student how to operate a basic X-ray machine. The student will learn about the major components of an X-ray machine, safety features and precautions, and how to properly place items on the conveyor belt. Each student will also learn how to use density and colors to distinguish between materials and objects while interpreting an X-ray image.
The Baggage Screening Process - Teaches how to screen baggage for threats. Each student will learn how to identify threats using X-ray, the basic components of an improvised explosive device, and how to respond to a threat. Students will be able to demonstrate how to physically search a bag and identify common threat concealment techniques.
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