Our STAS course is designed for businesses and organisations that have access to goods destined for airports and aircraft. From Regulated Airport Suppliers to airlines, airports and civil aviation authorities, we ensure employees understand their role and responsibilities in relation to the security and screening of airport supplies.
To be DfT compliant, all airport supplies must have external controls applied prior to arriving at the airport. Developed jointly by Quadratica UK and Airlock Aviation, our STAS course is fully accredited by the DfT. The course focuses on best practices and change management, to help your staff adapt to the increasingly complex air transport environment and enhance their skills and knowledge in a wide range of relevant areas.
- Stay abreast of international security standards and best practices
- Develop and implement technical, operational and management skills
- Understand crisis management and risk assessment.
STAS course overview
Duration: 4-6 hours (does not have to be completed in one sitting)
Lesson 1 - Threat to Aviation
The meaning of "threat" and the effect it has on aviation security standards.
Lesson 2 - Legal Requirements
A basic understanding of the legal requirements and international, national and local organisation of aviation security.
Lesson 3 - Prohibited Article
Recognising various types of prohibited articles and dangerous goods which have been, or could be, used in an act of unlawful interference with civil aviation.
Lesson 4 - Methods of Concealment
Methods of concealment relevant to airport supplies.
Lesson 5 - Response to Incidents
The procedures in place at government and local level in response to incidents.
Lesson 6 - Screening Methods
The security controls employed to ensure no prohibited articles are introduced into airport supplies.
Lesson 7 - X-Ray Screening
Operating X-Ray equipment to a standard which allows the reliable detection of prohibited articles.
Lesson 8 - Image Recognition
The correct identification of threat items on the X-Ray machine is a skill that needs developing.
Lesson 9 - Hand Searching
Conducting a hand search of airport supplies to a standard which allows the reliable detection of prohibited articles.
Lesson 10 - TIP & ETD
Understanding the concept of threat image projection and reliably detecting explosive traces both in a consignment and on an individual item.
Lesson 11 - Transportation Requirement
The safe transportation of airport supplies including the risks and vulnerabilities involved.
Lesson 12 - Reporting & Challenging
When and how to challenge unauthorised persons.
Lesson 13 - Protection of Airport Supplies
Effective access to controlled areas and the protection of airport supplies from acts of unlawful interference.
Continuously updated, our STAS course allows staff to complete their training programmes, undertake refresher courses and keep abreast of trends and developments on-line.
Affordable, Convenient, High Quality Training
At Quadratica UK we are continually looking for ways to provide our customers with the best functionality in the most economic format. DfT training can be expensive and the quality of instruction can vary from trainer to trainer. Our online training courses deliver high quality training every time. Scheduling training for a large work force no longer requires the hire of training rooms or taking staff off the floor. Our courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so training can be scheduled around staff availability and convenience.
To keep our clients’ training overheads down, we have priced our courses by the unit – if only 2 people require training, our clients only pay for 2 units, whereas a certified instructor will charge the same amount whether they are training 2 or 20 people.
We provide training managers with the best possible tools to educate their security staff by continually developing groundbreaking technologies. Our products are designed with a strong focus on our customers’ ever evolving needs and the shifting landscapes of the security industry.
IMPORTANT EU REGULATIONS *
In accordance with EU regulation 2015/1998, the Department for Transport (DfT) requires that no one may provide access to security training content unless there is evidence that the background check/employment check required has been successfully completed. Therefore, as part of the process of accessing the STAS course content, the Responsible Person within the organisation, is required to confirm that security background checks have been successfully completed.
It is an offence to provide false information to access to the STAS material. It is also an infringement of the regulations if the Responsible Person is found to be falsifying their own credentials or does not take the course themselves.