Training

Operator training is essential in assisting you get the most out of your Scanna product and in ensuring you carry out effective screening. Operator training is normally provided at the time of your equipment installation and commissioning by one of our fully qualified Engineers.

X-ray Operational Training covers:

  • Equipment Set up and Start Up
  • Basic operation and overview of any enhancement features
  • Software Training where applicable
  • An introduction to X-ray image Interpretation
  • Basic Radiation Safety
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Care

The general introduction outlined above would be included with the installation price of any new equipment. Threat awareness, threat recognition and x-ray image image analysis training can also be provided by one of our Threat Experts which provides staff with indepth x-ray image interpretation skills and the confidence to recognise potential threats.

Metal Detector Operator Training covers:

  • Equipment Assembly
  • Adjusting and customising settings
  • Equipment charging where applicable
  • Basic Troubleshooting

Explosives Detector Operator Training covers:

  • Set up and calibration
  • Sample taking
  • Sample reading and interpretation

X-ray image interpretation training  provides x-ray machine operators with the necessary x-ray image analysis skills and confidence to recognise and deal with potential threats.

The x-ray image interpretation sessions are normally delivered onsite by  Scanna training instructors who have expert police and military knowledge. We use a range of simulated training aids that will help you become familiar with the shapes and compositions of the various common types of letter bombs, parcel bombs and incendiary devices, in addition to other non-explosive threats contained in  postal packages or baggage.

The course is very much hands on, using your own x-ray machine and a question and answer session at the end of the course helps measure the students’ understanding.

Certificates are provided upon completion of the course.

Who should attend:

  • Postal Security X-ray Operators
  • Baggage Security X-ray Operators
  • Portable X-ray Equipment Operators

PAS97:2015 Training

Mail streams that go into and around an organisation can provide a vehicle for malicious attacks and become a catalyst for other security incidents. This can adversely affect the day-to-day business of the organisation, as well as its reputation.

Sponsored by the UK Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), PAS 97:2015 replaces PAS 97:2012 and aims to help organisations identify and implement appropriate postal security measures to meet their particular needs. It specifies requirements and recommendations for mail screening, set in the broader context of postal security. It concentrates on letters and small parcels entering the organisation from any external source, including public/commercial postal services, by hand or by courier delivery.

This PAS97:2015  course guides you through the requirements and recommendations of the PAS 97: 2015 in an easy to read format with voiceover. The training program explains in a straightforward way, how the guide can be used to help organisations understand the importance of inbound mailscreening, assess their level of risk and select and implement standards for mailscreening within their own business.

There is a short exam following completion of the course and a training certificate is available to print off.

PAS 97: 2015 Mail screening & security training guide:

•  Specification for mail screening and security
•  Assessing the risk
•  Discreet threat objects
•  White powders
•  Disgruntled employees
•  Assessing vulnerability
•  Screening levels
•  Physical protective measures
•  Level 5 screening
•  Human factors
•  Explosive or incendiary indicators
•  Threat image projection

In today’s world threat awareness and prevention coupled with training is becoming ever more vital. All of us have a duty of care to ensure that our businesses and working environments  operate safely and with a high degree of security.

The Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is still the weapon of choice for terrorist organisations. Malicious individuals may employ other less deadly but nonetheless hazardous and disruptive  methods of attack using weapons or white powder letters, cutting devices, incendiaries, excrement etc.

The changing and  improvised nature of such attacks means it is essential for those involved in the safety and security of their organisations to keep abreast of the evolving modus operandi and technical developments employed by terrorist organisations and an understanding of the wide ranging threats that could be made by a member of the public. A Threat Awareness Course will  explain why your organisation may be at threat and how you can develop robust in-house security techniques to counter future threats.

Threat recognition (postal, baggage, unattended and abandoned items) and x-ray image image analysis training can also be provided by one of our Threat Experts which provides staff with indepth x-ray image interpretation skills and the confidence to recognise potential threats.

Who should attend:

  • Banking, Finance, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Media, Utilities, Central business districts
  • Local authorities / Government bodies
  • Transport Security staff – Rail, bus, and underground
  • Leisure industry – hotels, bars, pubs and nightclubs
  • Retail industry –  shopping centre, large retail and supermarket groups
  • Security industry
  • Tourist sights, Museums and attractions
  • Sporting stadia or arenas
  • Events, conferencing, exhibition venues

A sound security program depends upon procedures and people. Staff awareness of potential risks must be created and maintained and the rationale and methodology to reduce risks must be communicated and constantly enforced.

Conducted both on and off site our security seminars will help increase general alertness against the threat of explosive, non-lethal and biological threats.

Postal Security Seminars

Designed for mailroom supervisors and staff, security staff, facility managers, office and building service managers, receptionists, secretaries and all personnel who normally handle mail.

The postal security seminar will help you understand the threat to your organisation from a postal device or white powder attack.  Attendees will have the opportunity to handle a selection of postal devices and teaches recognition skills using the 7 S’s and postal screening techniques.

Building and Premises Security Seminars

Our building and premises security training discusses the threat to organisations from postal devices and white powder attacks as well as  person delivered threats such as weapons, incendiaries, suspect baggage and unattended, abandoned items.

Topics covered are threat awareness, and security measures building search, postal security and visitor screening.

Who should attend:

  • Banking, Finance, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Media, Utilities, Central business districts
  • Local authorities / Government bodies
  • Transport Security staff – Rail, bus, and underground
  • Leisure industry – hotels, bars, pubs and nightclubs
  • Retail industry –  shopping centre, large retail and supermarket groups
  • Tourist sights, Museums and attractions
  • Sporting stadia or arenas
  • Events, conferencing, exhibition venues

The use of x-ray equipment is regulated in the UK by IRR17 (Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017).  These regulations require radiation employers (anyone using an x-ray machine) to register their equipment with the HSE and appoint one or more suitable Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) to ‘assist in ensuring regulatory compliance’. 

Scanna provides both one to one and group radiation awareness training to RPS standard via a recognised radiation industry partner to assist you achieve regulatory compliance.

Who should attend?:

  • Postal Security X-ray Operators
  • Baggage Security X-ray Operators
  • Portable X-ray Equipment Operators

Who is this course aimed at?

This is a course for those appointed in the role of Radiation Protection Supervisor, with responsibility for x-ray equipment. No prior knowledge of radiation safety is assumed although those attending should have a working knowledge of the equipment to be supervised.

What is the course about?

This course teaches the basic principles of radiation protection in relation to x-ray equipment. This includes mailroom security x-ray cabinets, conveyorised x-ray machines, portable x-ray generators and industrial x-ray equipment.

What are the benefits of this course?

Those attending this course will:

  • Learn about x-rays and the effects of ionising radiation on the body
  • Learn more about the requirements of legislation governing occupational exposure to radiation
  • Recognise the hazards of working with x-rays and why it is important to keep exposures “as low as reasonably practicable” (ALARP)
  • Learn some of the basic principles you can put into practice to achieve ALARP
  • Understand what is required of them in their role as RPS.

Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 Awareness

This course gives delegates a good base of knowledge of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17). Each delegate will be provided with a copy of the IRR17 Approved Code of Practice and the session will work through the code in an interactive workshop session. Under the general principles of radiation protection, subject matter such as the production of risk assessments and demonstration of ALARP will be discussed. Other areas covered are designation of areas, management of radiation protection, dose monitoring and control of radioactive substances.

This session will focus on meeting the requirements of the regulations in the workplace, and common practices will be discussed, with practical examples used throughout the course, taking full advantage of the experience of the previous RPA presenting the course. 

This course is important for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS’s) who have additional responsibilities which mean they require more knowledge on the regulations than that provided in a standard RPS course.