Under current EU and British Law it is a requirement that drivers who undertake the transport of cargo, already secured and enabled to travel by aircraft from the UK or European airports, are trained to a specific level and have background checks completed, covering the period of five years prior to the training/employment.
This training details the legal basis and organisation of the rules surrounding the safe and secure transportation of this cargo.
Drivers will be given insight into the organisations posing a threat to security, the types of threat posed, and why such threats are relevant to air cargo transportation. The training will cover previous threats and discuss the relevance of these threats in the modern driving environment. Trainees will be made aware of the types of devices posing a threat, their effect, and tell-tale signs which will allow drivers, ware-housemen and staff in general to recognise suspicious circumstances, and most importantly how to react to these, while safeguarding themselves and others.
Instruction will be given on methods of sealing vehicles to ensure security in transit, checks that should be made during the journey, and problems that may occur at any point in the transport chain which may compromise that security. Coverage will be given to the need for drivers to carry, and the specification of, identity cards, and be able to demonstrate their training status if required, by ether known consignors, regulated agents and/or the appropriate authorities e.g. DfT, CAA, DVSA, Police.
All training will finish with an examination, consisting of both multiple choice, and written answers, enabling the drivers to demonstrate their understanding of the regulations.
A certificate of qualification will be issued on successful completion of the course which is universally accepted in the industry.