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Cargo Operative Screening (COS)

Our Courses

At Westminster we are focusing on our ability to provide our worldwide clients, organisations and businesses with an Computer Based Training (CBT) platform to help maintain skills and competency of their staff.

We aim to keep you up to date with mandatory training by providing remote or CBT with an engaging interactive interface to enhance and encourage your learning journey.

Our CBT will allow simple access to industry-leading training, delivered at your own pace and tailored to personally enhance your knowledge, skills and ability to carry out your roles effectively;

All courses focus on the current security climate and heightened threat levels, analysing the motivations and strategies which have been used against aviation in the past and providing relevant knowledge and skills, enhancing the ability to implement effective mitigation measures to reduce the risk of future attacks on aviation.

All courses utilise the operational knowledge of our operational trainers from across the industry and are conducted in an interactive style, developing best practices.

CBT packages can be individually adapted to meet your locations exact training needs and incorporate all national requirements.

Cargo Operative Screening (COS)
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About this course

This course is designed to provide persons who screen air cargo and mail with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective screening.

7-hours
Online
Course content
  • The Threat to Aviation
  • Aviation Security - Organisation & Legislation
  • Protecting Air Cargo - Warehouse*
  • Protecting Air Cargo - Drivers*
  • Protecting and Searching Aircraft*
  • Reacting To and Reporting of Suspicious Circumstances & Security Incidents
  • Security Controls for Air Cargo
  • Warehouse Acceptance and Dispatch of Air Cargo
  • Prohibited Articles
  • Methods of Concealment
  • Overview of Screening Methods & Selection of the Most Appropriate Method
  • Visual Inspection*
  • Hand Search*
  • X-Ray*
  • Explosive Detection Systems (EDS)*
  • Explosive Trace Detection (ETD)*
  • Remote Explosive Scent Tracing (REST)*
  • Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDD)*
  • Metal Detection Equipment (MDE)*

* This training should only be delivered where it is relevant to the trainee's duties/equipment used.

Eligibility Criteria

Before you can receive any aviation security training you must have successfully completed a background check that your employer must carry out. Once your employer has provided us with written confirmation that this has been completed, you can receive joining instructions to complete the training.​

If you are a sole trader please contact us and we will provide you with the necessary self-declaration.

Course Dates

Online training allows the flexibility to complete training when convenient to the operation.

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