Ground Staff Security

Duration in Hours:14


  • Module 1 Introduction and course administration
  • Module 2 Security Awareness
  • Module 3 Screening Point and Boarding Gate Security Procedures
  • Module 4 Check-In Security Procedures
  • Module 5 Hold Baggage Security and Passenger/Baggage Reconciliation
  • Module 6 Recognition of Prohibited Items and Devices
  • Module 7 Protection of Aircraft on the Ground
  • Module 8 Aircraft Security Searches and Checks
  • Module 9 Bomb Threats – Aircraft on Ground
  • Module 10 Closing activities


This course will train Ground Staff to be able to:
Understand the need for security awareness;
Be aware of the security procedures at check-in, screening points and boarding gates;
Appreciate the need for procedures for the handling, carriage and disposal of restricted and dangerous articles;
Assist in the process of protecting and searching aircraft;
Implement the security requirements for hold baggage and passenger/baggage;
Understand the procedures for handling bomb threats to aircraft on the ground;
Employees security responsibility;
Protect company assets;
The need for Security Awareness when an aircraft is being serviced;
The need to safeguard personal items and company documentation;
The passenger and baggage security screening process;
The procedures for dealing with security-removed items;
The supervisor's role in monitoring the passenger boarding security procedures;
The role of the supervisor in responding to security emergencies;
The process for conducting "Passenger Risk Assessment" questioning;
The passenger risk assessment questioning response indicators to suspicious behaviour;
The passenger agent's role in the passenger and baggage
The Annex 17 Standards relating to the security of hold baggage;
Security Control and Screening;
Course objectives (Cont'd)

  • The requirements for passenger/ baggage reconciliation;
  • Passenger/baggage reconciliation systems and procedures;
  • Define and classify prohibited items;
  • Recognize improved explosive devices, weapons and dangerous objects;
  • Identify places and methods of concealment.
  • The need for protection of parked aircraft;
  • Procedures to protect unattended aircraft;
  • The appropriate action if aircraft is not protected or security appears compromised;
  • The reasons for aircraft security searches;
  • The types and timing of aircraft searching;
  • The use of search checklists;
  • The action to be taken on finding a suspect item;
  • The correct procedures when dealing with a Bomb Threat Warning;
  • The basic principles of the Bomb Threat Warning Assessment process;
  • The procedures to follow when dealing with bomb threat warning against an aircraft on the ground.