Training of persons implementing security controls for cargo and mail other than screening

This course is relevant to persons implementing security controls for cargo & mail other than screening, known consignors, approved hauliers, regulated agents & other aviation industry entities

This course covers terrorist acts/acts of unlawful interference, current threats, legal requirements, applying security controls, challenging & reporting occurrences, prohibited articles, protection & transport requirements of cargo/ mail

About the Course

This course: Aviation security training requirements are laid out within REGULATION (EU) 2015/1998 COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2015/1998 of 5 November 2015.

This training shall take place in accordance with point of the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998. Individual training records should be kept on file.

In addition, you will be required to show that all relevant staff implementing security controls have received training or recurrent training in accordance with Chapter 11 of the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998.


Whats covered: This course is meeting all the requirements and covers all competencies as required for (Training of persons implementing security controls for cargo and mail other than screening). 

The general training obligations of according to the annex is as follows

  • Knowledge of previous acts of unlawful interference with civil aviation, terrorist acts and current threats.
  • Awareness of the relevant legal requirements.
  • Knowledge of the objectives and organisation of aviation security, including the obligations and responsibilities of persons implementing security controls in the supply chain.
  • Knowledge of procedures for challenging persons and of circumstances in which persons should be challenged or reported
  • Knowledge of reporting procedures.
  • Ability to identify prohibited articles.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to the detection of prohibited articles.
  • Knowledge of how prohibited articles may be concealed.
  • Knowledge of protection requirements for cargo and mail.
  • Knowledge of transportation requirements, if applicable.


Each person undergoing general security awareness training shall be required to demonstrate understanding of all subjects referred to in this point before taking up duty.  


Who is the course for:

This course is for persons implementing security controls for cargo and mail other than screening, and for known consignors, approved hauliers, regulated agents and other aviation industry entities who need to demonstrate that all staff
(permanent, temporary or agency staff, drivers) with access to air cargo/air
mail have received the appropriate training on security awareness matters.


Objectives:  The objective of this course is to equip those who complete the training with the understanding and tools to address:

  • Previous terrorist acts and laws of interference, and current threats
  • Legal requirements, and requirements of persons implementing security controls.
  • Scenarios in which should be challenged or reported, and the procedures for doing so.
  • Prohibited articles, how they can be identified, how to respond upon detecting, and also how to report the prohibited article.
  • Protection requirements and transportation requirements of cargo and mail.
  • Tools to be able to contribute to aviation security in the workplace.


Practical training is a requirement of this course and will be certified separately.


A valid background check is required to complete this module.

A security manager is required to complete the ASTO Training Pre-Approval form for the trainee(s) prior to the completion of this module. (Once submitted, the form will be reviewed within five working days. This form will need to be approved prior to commencing the course).

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