Profession hand luggage inspector

Hand luggage inspectors check individuals' luggage to detect potential threatening objects. They comply with public safety regulations and company's procedure.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Social
  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Security threats

    Types of threats to public and private security such as unauthorised entry, aggressive behaviour, molestation, robbery, theft, assault, kidnapping, murder and public demonstration.

  • Illegal substances

    The forbidden substances which cannot be transported from one area to another, or carried by an individual, as well as their nature and how to handle them.

  • Check methods

    Procedures used for investigative purposes such as surveillance by physical and electronic means, interrogations of witnesses, collection of objects and data for assessment and analysis and physical and electronic research for collecting data.

Skills

  • Stay alert

    Stay focused and alert at all times; react quickly in the case of unexpected events. Concentrate and do not get distracted performing a task over a long period of time.

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Perform security checks

    Monitor and check individuals' bags or personal items in order to make sure the individuals present no threats and that their behaviour is legally compliant.

  • Liaise with local authorities

    Maintain the liaison and exchange of information with regional or local authorities.

  • Practice vigilance

    Practice vigilance during patrol or other surveillance activities in order to ensure safety and security, to look out for suspicious behaviour or other alarming changes in patterns or activities, and to respond quickly to these changes.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Apply company policies

    Apply the principles and rules that govern the activities and processes of an organisation.

  • Comply with legal regulations

    Ensure you are properly informed of the legal regulations that govern a specific activity and adhere to its rules, policies and laws.

  • Apply safety measures

    Perform tasks and operations taking into account the safety regulations and standards and applying them in order to prevent incidents or hazards.

  • Liaise with security authorities

    Respond quickly to security incidents and violations by calling the police and keep in touch with other relevant parties involved in the potential prosecution of the offender.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Identify terrorism threats

    Identify the possibility of terrorism activities posing threats and danger in a specific area by monitoring activities of potentially dangerous groups of people, assessing risks in different areas, and gathering intelligence.

  • Detain offenders

    Keep back offenders and trespassers in a certain area.

Optional knowledge and skills

handle surveillance equipment store goods assist police investigations operate radio equipment guide people to holding areas identify airport safety hazards check tickets at venue entry common aviation safety regulations comply with the principles of self-defence handle conflicts react calmly in stressful situations surveillance methods perform inspection analysis restrain individuals perform body searches set safety and security standards perform tests for illegal substances ensure passage metal detection deal with aggressive behaviour