Detecting threats and prohibited items like an expert:
OTS Xpert staff control – advanced training for staff screeners


Are airport employee allowed to take a 2 liter bottle of water with them?
Can a janitor pass X-ray screening when carrying a wrench?
Is a hammer permitted when taken with by a power station employee?
Which items pass access control in the security area – and which are prohibited?

After successfully completing initial training, screeners are familiar with both theoretical background and practical duties and are able to recognize dangerous situations quickly and correctly – now they have to preserve and further consolidate their abilities. Hence, OTS Xpert staff control allows experienced screeners to discover objects that are subject to staff screening. This training module on X-ray image interpretation is designed specifically for personnel who screens persons other than airline passengers at access control checkpoints such as airports, power plants, courts, or industrial companies. Tailored to the steadily increasing security requirements, the simulator combines different categories and learning procedures to familiarize trainees with both daily and threat items, thus improving detection performance.

Regular and genuine training improves screeners’ ability to correctly assess threats – quick and reliable detection of dangerous objects is enormously important in highly-sensitive areas such as aviation. Only frequent training allows security personnel to contribute to increasing global security.

OTS Modul - Xpert PK

To guarantee an effective training, OTS Xpert is both challenging and promoting learning progress. Only after achieving a defined pass rate and successfully completing one sublevel, the student ‘levels up’. Progress methodology is underlining OTS recurrent training, meaning that training progress hinges on individual performance: X-ray images are presented corresponding with a student’s level of knowledge – the more one levels up, the more difficult image material becomes. STI hereby enables a steady performance improvement which allows screening experts to maintain and elaborate their knowledge.

OTS Xpert staff control perfectly complements the other products of the OTS family which enable employee training in basic and advanced courses. As with all of STI’s other OTS computer-based training courses, all images are recorded in .hif file format of the manufacturer Smiths Detection – lossless, high-quality original image files provide optimal conditions for learning and practicing. Of course all relevant image enhancement features of the X-ray machine are provided: Students can view the bag using image enhancement features such as ‘NEG‘, ‘SEN‘ or ‘OS‘. The recreated keyboard, an accurate copy from Smiths Detection Xray machines, facilitates authentic, practical training.

OTS Xpert staff control hence enables screeners to identify everyday objects in baggage carried by other persons than airline passengers, detect threat items, and distinguish between permitted and prohibited items.

Our software solutions are offered in packages which not only include theoretical and practical teaching, but also extensive evaluation, and are rounded off by online and offline support, as well as updates.

OTS Modul - Xpert PK
Content OTS Xpert staff control
Learning objects 4.780
Threats > 2000
Learning units 100
Tests 10

  • Unique image quality due to import of image raw data
  • Compliant to EU and ICAO regulations

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