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Courses Description

Threat Item Recognition Courses

Postal Devices Course

Postal Devices Course

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The Threat

All individuals and organisations are potential targets for postal devices and postal bombs, which have been sent in the past for political or religious reasons, for extortion and by mentally unstable individuals.

Recognising postal devices is difficult, because their physical appearance is limited only by the imagination of the senders. Postal devices are now one of the most common means of criminal and terrorist attack upon organisations and individuals worldwide.

Hazardous items that have been sent by post include bombs, incendiary devices, hazardous chemicals, razor blades, needles and broken glass.

It is imperative that all personnel who handle or receive mail become familiar with the characteristics of suspect parcels, and that they follow correct procedures to mitigate the postal device threat.

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The Course

The Postal Devices Course features case studies of postal attacks, interactive examples of devices used and a comprehensive guide to handling suspicious items.

Postal device attacks are now one of the most common means of criminal and terrorist attacks upon organizations and individuals in the world. Therefore all personnel who handle mail should become familiar with the characteristics of suspicious packages. Chapters featured cover;

Major Events
– The Al Hayat Bombings – UK and US
– Neo Nazi attacks – Austria
– The Mardi Gras attacks – UK
– The Unabomber – US

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Warning Signs
– Methods of Delivery
– Types of Packaging
– External Markings
– Wrapping
– Other Signs

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Security Procedures
– Procedures
– Precautionary Measures
– Contingency Planning

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Is This Course Right For You?

The Postal Devices training course is recommended to security officers, mailroom supervisors and staff, facility managers, office and building service managers, receptionists, secretaries and all personnel who handle postal mail.

On completing the programme, students will understand the methods used to recognize and handle suspicious packages.

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Course Outcomes

When you have completed the Postal Devices course you should have a thorough knowledge of the postal device threat and the actions to take in the event of a suspect device being found. You will also be more familiar with terminology, vocabulary and phraseology related to the subject.

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Postal Devices Test

Postal Devices Test

Introduction

This The Postal devices test is designed for students who have completed the postal devices course. It is also be suitable for staff with a background this sector who may be tested for recruitment purposes. The test combines a variety of styles such as multiple choice, hot spot, drag and drop and true or false questions. Students are given feedback for each incorrectly answered question.

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Certification

Participants who successfully complete the Postal Devices course and pass a final assessment test will be awarded a Security Training Operations Programme (S.T.O.P.) Certificate of accomplishment.

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Recognition of Ammunition, Firearms and IEDs Course

Recognition of Ammunition, Firearms and IEDs Course

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The Threat

An IED is a "homemade" bomb, which can be produced in varying sizes, functioning methods, containers, and delivery methods. IEDs can utilise commercial or military explosives, homemade explosives, or military ordnance and ordnance components. They are unique in nature because the IED builder has had to improvise with the materials at hand. Designed to defeat a specific target or type of target, they generally become more difficult to detect and protect against as they become more sophisticated.

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The Course

Renful’s Recognition of Ammunition, Firearms and IED course combines highly interactive case studies and demonstrative video to cover the variety and sophistication of home made devices, firearms and weapons, detailing their components and guiding students through detection methods.

Chapters featured cover:

– IED and IID
– Knives and Offensive Items
– Firearms
– Dangerous Items and Goods
– Events
– Mass Destruction
– Detecting Prohibited Items

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Is This Course Right For You?

The Recognition of Ammunition, Firearms and IEDs Course will benefit all personnel who are responsible for screening and searching for firearms, incendiary devices or other weapons, who work in the following areas:

– Airlines
– Airports
– Seaports
– Railway and metro terminals
– Channel Tunnel operations
– Oil and gas facilities
– Diplomatic and consular missions
– Government agencies
– Defence facilities
– Police & customs authorities
– Sport stadiums
– Shopping centres
– Special events security

On completing the course, staff will be aware of the meaning of IID and IED and be able list their component parts. They will also appreciate the variety and sophistication of explosive materials, power sources, detonators and switches and know how to detect them.

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Course Outcomes

When you have completed the Recognition of Ammunition, Firearms and IEDs Course you should have a through knowledge of screening and searching for firearms, incendiary devices and other terrorist weapons. You will also be more familiar with terminology, vocabulary and phraseology related to the subject.

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Certification

Participants who successfully complete the Recognition of Ammunition, Firearms and IEDs Course and pass a final assessment test will be awarded a Security Training Operations Programme (S.T.O.P.) Certificate of accomplishment.

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