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Cargo Security

UK Air Cargo Security Training Course

UK Air Cargo Security Training Course Level A & B are available online at www.aircargosecurity.co.uk

Renful also deliver instructor lead Air Cargo courses for Level G and Level G Refresher. The Air Cargo Level G Course provides cargo security training covering modules 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 as defined in the UK Department for Transport (DfT) National Aviation Security Program. The Air Cargo Level G Refresher Course provides a refresher to current holders of Level 3/G certificates and an overview and update to the recent changes made to the Air Cargo Security Program in the UK.
Please visit: www.aircargosecurity.co.uk ; email: pm@renful.co.uk

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The Threat

The business of transporting air cargo around the world is vital to all economies. Weak air cargo security measures leave cargo and also passenger aircraft at risk, because just about every passenger flight carries some freight along with the passengers and their baggage. Despite the numerous security technologies available today, the neglected element in many cargo security systems is the ‘human factor’. Trained personnel are the cargo industry’s most valuable security resource. In response to Aviation Security regulations which have been tightened by the European Parliament, Avsecschool has produced the Cargo Security Awareness e-learning course to help address the threats posed by terrorists and criminals to today’s air cargo operations.

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The Course

UK Air Cargo Security Training Course features animated demonstrations and narrated videos to coherently teach the key concepts of cargo security.

The course has been created in response to the European Parliament’s tightening of Aviation Security regulations.

The government and DFT approved course is designed to address the growing demand for training courses in air cargo security, an area which has increasingly been considered a vulnerable point of target.

This Course has two levels, Level A (Consisting of Module 1, Parts 1 – 5) and Level B (Consisting of Module 1, Parts 1 – 6).

All staff working with cargo who require a general security awareness must sit a Level A Course, as a minimum.

All staff transporting Air Cargo by road must sit a Level B Course.

Part 1 - General Security Awareness
– Defining the meaning of threats and the threat to civil aviation.
– The categories of people that may pose a threat to civil aviation and their motivation.
– Why civil aviation is a target for terrorist attacks and why cargo activities are vulnerable to attacks.
– The types of threat to civil aviation.
– How the threat is assessed.
– How an increase in threat affects local operations.
– The relationship between threat, vulnerability and risk.
– The current threat level & who decides the threat level.

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Part 2 – Objectives and Organisation of Aviation Security
– The names of the major international and U.K. organisations responsible for setting security standards and broadly describe their aims and attributions.
– The DfT’s responsibilities as the "appropriate authority" for aviation security in the UK.
– Relevant UK legislation.
– The purpose of an Airport Security Committee.
– The purpose of MATRA.
– The purpose of an Airport / Airline Security Program.
– the role of an Airport / Airline Security Manager.

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Part 3 – Principles of the Air Cargo Regime
– the objective of the security measures relating to cargo.
– the differences between the 3 types of customers.
– the four different types of classified cargo.
– your company’s responsibilities and obligations as a Regulated Agent/Known Consignor/Airline.
– the purpose of the Consignment Security Certificate and how to complete one.
– consignments that are exempt from security controls.

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Part 4 – Responding to Suspicious Circumstances
– The importance of general awareness; taking appropriate action if something potentially suspicious is seen.
– Examples of what might be termed a suspicious circumstance.
– Elements of a good incident report, when one should be produced and to whom it should be sent.

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Part 5 – Reacting to Threat Warnings
– The types of threats received.
– Motives for making threats.
– The first actions to take when you realise you are receiving a bomb warning.
– The five "W" questions you should try to ask to get important information.
– The actions to take once the call has finished.
– When and how to complete a Telephoned Bomb Threat Checklist.

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Part 6 – Drivers of Vehicles (Level B only)
– Why drivers must carry photographic identification and proof of DfT training when transporting air cargo.
– The importance of vehicle security.
– The drivers responsibilities for checking the security of cargo consignments.
– The standards for the carriage of SPX or SCO Cargo by road.
– When a Subcontract Haulier Agreement is required.

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Is This Course Right For You?

The training is suitable for all staff who may work in air cargo operations, including those preparing documentation such as waybills and manifests, and carrying out other activities such as receiving, handling, packing, storing and transporting or trans-shipping air cargo. The training teaches personnel to apply preventive security measures in accordance with aviation security programmes approved by the United Kingdom Government’s Department for Transport (DfT).

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Course Outcomes

When you have completed all modules of the Cargo Security Awareness training course, you should have a comprehensive understanding of the current security threats to air cargo, and appreciate your role in preventing unlawful interference in the cargo chain. You will also appreciate the overall importance and purpose security measures and the reasons for strictly adhering to them. You will also better understand terminology and phraseology appropriate to cargo security operations.

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UK Air Cargo Security Training Test

UK Air Cargo Security Training Test

Introduction

This provides a sample of the UK Air Cargo Security Test which has been approved by the UK’s Department for Transport. The test is designed for students who have received full Air Cargo Security Training. The test combines multiple-choice, true-or-false and missing word questions. Students are given feedback for each incorrectly answered question.

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Certification

Participants who successfully complete the UK Air Cargo Security course and pass a final assessment test will be awarded a Certificate of accomplishment.

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