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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Detain offenders

    Keep back offenders and trespassers in a certain area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apply company policies

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

  • Identify security threats

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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