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View Unit : Preventing unauthorised items passing through ports

Unit
Unit Reference Number
L/601/9194
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Preventing unauthorised items passing through ports
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
48
Unit Credit Value
6
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.4 Public Services
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Know how to prevent unauthorised items passing through ports

1.1

List the types of authorisation for persons and vehicles wishing to pass through ports

1.2

Identify invalid authorisations for persons and vehicles wishing to pass through ports

1.3

Describe the limitations of screening equipment to detect unauthorised items

1.4

Describe how to respond to limitations of screening equipment to detect unauthorised items

1.5

Identify current trends and techniques used to conceal unauthorised items and disguise tampering

1.6

Describe the difficulties that can arise during searches and how to respect these, including:

• cultural and religious sensitivities

• language

• aggression

• anxiety

• non cooperation

1.7

Describe how to recognise search avoidance methods

1.8

Describe the possible reactions to the request to search or screen and how to deal with them

1.9

State the range of unauthorised items and their components that should be looked for during screening

1.10

Identify the actions to be taken when unauthorised items are found, and to whom this should be reported

1.11

Explain why baggage must be loaded and positioned correctly on screening equipment

2

Be able to screen people, belongings and baggage passing through ports

2.1

Check that the screening equipment and system in use is working properly using approved procedures

2.2

Describe interpersonal skills and how to use them during screening of people and their property

2.3

Confirm that persons wishing to pass through ports have the valid authorisation

2.4

Request authorised persons to pass through screening equipment in a clear and polite manner

2.5

Take prompt action in line with instructions and guidelines to indications from screening equipment of potentially unauthorised items

2.6

Take prompt and effective action to maintain safety and security if screening equipment fails or malfunctions

2.7

Record and report the details of screening in line with instructions

2.8

Demonstrate how to ensure baggage is loaded and positioned correctly for effective screening

2.9

Interpret images from the screening equipment correctly to identify potentially unauthorised items

3

Be able to search people, belongings and baggage passing through ports

3.1

Ensure consent to search has been obtained, before searching

3.2

Take appropriate and permitted action when a person refuses to give consent to a search

3.3

Take appropriate and permitted action if a person is attempting to avoid being searched

3.4

Demonstrate how to search at frequencies and in patterns that are:

• in line with instructions

• appropriate to the defined level of threat

• in suitable locations

• in the presence of suitable witnesses

• systematic, including

o inspecting items for modifications

• correctly recorded and reported

3.5

Demonstrate how to be polite, professional and courteous while searching

3.6

Demonstrate how to prevent anyone interfering with the search process

3.7

Demonstrate how to maintain personal health, safety and welfare whilst searching

3.8

Take prompt and appropriate action, in line with instructions and guidelines, when unauthorised items are found

4

Be able to screen and search vehicles, cargo, goods and stores passing through ports

4.1

Ensure consent to search has been obtained, before searching

4.2

Take appropriate and permitted action when a person refuses to give consent to a search

4.3

Confirm screening equipment and systems are working properly using approved procedures

4.4

Demonstrate how to search at frequencies and in patterns that are:

• in line with instructions

• appropriate to the defined level of threat

• systematic, including

o inspecting items for modifications

• correctly recorded and reported

4.5

Take prompt and appropriate action, in line with instructions and guidelines, when unauthorised items are found

4.6

Demonstrate how to prevent anyone interfering with the search process

4.7

Demonstrate how to maintain personal health and safety and welfare whilst searching

4.8

Take prompt and effective action to maintain safety and security if screening equipment fails or malfunctions

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