X-Ray Image and IED awareness Training

This ½ day training course has been designed to help post room, security staff, or other personnel with a responsibility for dealing with mail or baggage to identify safe or suspect packages and items.

The training provides an awareness to students who have already received basic x-ray scanner operation training but little or no previous knowledge of the threat from Postal devices, letter bombs or suspect packages.

Clients can modify the training package to meet their requirements regarding the items being screened (mail, baggage, etc.).

Course Content

  • Improvised Explosive or Incendiary Devices (IED/IID’s) and recognition of their component parts
  • Chemical and biological (white powder) devices and other non explosive devices containing items such as razor blades and hypodermic needles
  • Actions required to be taken on discovery of a suspect package
  • Effects of explosives
  • Postal device recognition
  • Health & safety
  • Interpretation of X-ray images

Train2Protect can also assist in the development of procedures if required. The course also revises the operation of an x-ray scanner and covers the interpretation of x-ray images.

Throughout the course, students are shown and have the opportunity to see and touch inert replica postal and other explosive and non-explosive devices, component parts and weapons. The course can be extended if required to meet the requirements of non x-ray machine trained personnel with extra time.


Due to the nature of the course and the requirement for an operational scanner, cabinet or conveyor, this course is currently only available at client sites.

This course can be delivered at a time to suit you, we offer courses 24/7 with no additional costs for out of normal hours or weekend training.

Course Booking

To book a course and check availability or for further information, please call, email or click here to contact us.