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EU Commission Regulation 185/2010

The European Union Commission Regulation (EU) No 185/2010, Section 11.4.1 requires persons operating X-ray or Explosive Detection System (EDS) equipment shall be subject to recurrent training consisting of image recognition training and testing. This training shall take the form of: (a) classroom and/or computer based training (CBT) or (b) on-the-job Threat Image Projection (TIP) training.

For classroom and/or CBT, persons shall be subject to image recognition training and testing for at least six hours in every six month period. An image library shall be used containing at least 1,000 images of at least 250 different threat articles, including images of component parts of threat articles, with each article captured in a variety of different orientations. There shall be an unpredictable selection of images from the library during the training and testing. The threat articles must be compliant with Section 4—Passengers and Cabin Baggage Attachment 4-C, Section 5—Hold Baggage Attachment 5-B, Section 6.0.2 for Cargo, and Section 6.0.3 for Mail.

Each Directed Party is responsible for interpreting the EU requirements and providing the Regulator with sufficient evidentiary documentation to demonstrate compliance.

How JP IAS & Safe Passage International Can Help

JP IAS & Safe Passage has a complete CBT package that includes our Training Management System (TMS) and X-ray Interpretation Simulator Course. The TMS includes functionality to monitor the exact amount of time a student spends interpreting X-ray images during practice sessions, track performance on each image recognition session, and provide detailed reports to prove compliance with each six month period.

The X-ray Interpretation Simulator presents the student with a variety of X-ray images that include innocent and threat items. Each session displays twelve (12) unique X-ray images. The student must determine if each image contains a prohibited item and should be held, contains a suspicious item and should be rejected for further inspection, or contains no prohibited items and should be cleared. If the student determines there is a prohibited or suspicious item he must identify the location of that item within the image. Score criteria for each image recognition session accounts for proper determination and identification of prohibited items.
There is a performance-based algorithm that selects X-ray images for each student based on the score criteria. The student advances through three (3) levels of X-ray image difficulty. Each level adds increasing difficulty of threat item orientation, concealment techniques, and clutter.

In addition, the student must evaluate each X-ray image during a practice session within 30 seconds. This ensures the pressure of a real-world screening experience. Once the student completes six hours of X-ray image recognition training he must complete a final image recognition assessment. The assessment consists of twenty-five X-ray images specific to the student image library requirements. The student may re-take the assessment if he does not pass. Once the student passes, the assessment is no longer available to take again.

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