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Security Checkpoint Management (Classroom, 5 days)

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Evaluate the capabilities and limitations of your technology and team against the IATA-ACI Security and Egress Project criteria to increase efficiency in your screening operations.

This course provides you with the latest assessment techniques for identifying weaknesses in your operations. Develop your staff by implementing stringent recruitment processes and recurrent training programs. Improve the use of your screening technology with the most current information on industry threats, new technologies and x-ray screening techniques.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 24 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

Next class

Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017 - Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify X-ray Screener job requirements
  • Establish a training program for security screening staff
  • Optimize passenger flow at security checkpoint
  • Manage screening staff in day-to-day operations
  • Establish and maintain threat recognition systems
  • Know the screening technologies available on the market

Course content

  • Background and regulations
    • Current trends in aviation security
    • Legislative aspects of aviation security
    • Customer service vs. securing the flight
  • Threats and detection technology
    • Explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
    • Detection technology categories
    • Health and safety using detection technologies
    • Weapon recognition
  • IATA-ACI Security Access and Egress project
    • Passenger process flow
    • How to measure performance
  • Screening management
    • Recruiting screeners
    • Building a training program
    • Testing and designing drills
    • Checkpoint designs

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  • Screening checkpoint design exercise
  • X-ray screening simulation exercise

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Security managers and security screening supervisors from all areas of the aviation industry, law enforcement agencies and governments.

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

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