Assessor Resource

CPPSEC1007A
Apply walk through metal detection procedures

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2014


This unit of competency has wide application in a range of work roles in the security industry (such as an airport). Competency requires the attainment of knowledge and understanding under supervision of potential security risk situations and appropriate response procedures.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to screen persons using walk through metal detection equipment procedures in a security screening environment. It requires knowledge and understanding of procedures to prepare and operate walk through metal detection equipment, appropriate screening methods, the range of potential security risks and appropriate response procedures. A basic understanding of legislation which may relate to potential security risk situations is also required.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Prerequisites

Not Applicable


Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.




Evidence Required

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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of understanding and knowledge of the following:

applicable legislative, organisational and OHS requirements relevant to the use of walk through metal detection equipment in a security screening environment including duty of care requirements, and own role, responsibilities and level of authority

applicable organisational policies and procedures and industry codes of practice relevant to security screening in a range of contexts and situations

general procedures for emergency, evacuation and first aid response

general procedures for monitoring a security screening environment

general procedures for reporting identified security risks or suspicious behaviour to designated personnel including the use of appropriate communication equipment and modes

general procedures for responding to the detection of metal on a person's body or within personal effects

general procedures for the preparation, testing and operation of walk through metal detection equipment

the range of potential security risks relating to a security screening environment.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment includes:

a setting in the workplace or environment that simulates the conditions of performance described in the elements, performance criteria and range statement.

Resource implications for assessment include:

access to a suitable venue and equipment

access to plain English version of relevant statutes and procedures

work schedules, organisational policies and duty statements

assessment instruments including personal planner and assessment record book

access to a registered provider of assessment services.

Reasonable adjustments must be made to assessment processes where required for people with disabilities. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment

This unit of competency should be assessed using questioning of underpinning knowledge and skills.

Guidance information for assessment

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate and suitable to the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate and the competency being assessed. In all cases where practical assessment is used, it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess the underpinning knowledge.

Oral questioning or written assessment may be used to assess underpinning knowledge. In assessment situations where the candidate is offered a choice between oral questioning and written assessment, questions are to be identical.

Supplementary evidence may be obtained from relevant authenticated correspondence from existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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This section describes the skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Required skills

comprehension skills to:

explain general procedures for monitoring security in a securing screening environment

explain methods, techniques and equipment involved when screening persons including those with special requirements (eg infants, persons with special needs)

explain procedures for preparing, testing and using walk through metal detectors

explain procedures for reporting identified security risks or incidents in a security screening environment

explain security equipment operation, systems and procedures in accordance with organisational policy

explain the basic security legislative requirements which will be applicable to own work environment and role

explain the chain of command and communication channels

explain the general methods for observing potential security risks or suspicious behaviour

explain the general response procedures for the detection of prohibited items (eg weapons)

explain the range of potential security risks or incidents relevant to a security screening environment

explain the range of potential security risks or incidents relevant to using walk through metal detectors

communication, interpersonal and literacy skills to:

ask effective questions

clarify security procedures

give accurate verbal or written descriptions of security risks or incidents

interpret selected pictorial, graphical and written signs and instructions

relay information to others.

Required knowledge

applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislation relevant to own work environment and role

applicable OHS requirements

communication chain of command

communication modes and security equipment and systems relevant to own work environment

customer service principles and standards

duty of care requirements of self and others

general methods for observing incidents and monitoring risks within a security screening environment

general procedures for emergency, evacuation and first aid response

general procedures for reporting identified security risks or suspicious behaviour

general procedures for reporting the detection of prohibited items (eg weapons)

guidelines for use of force

methods and techniques for using walk through metal detectors to screen personal effects and persons including those with special requirements (eg infants, persons with special needs)

organisational procedures for responding to positive alarms

own responsibilities to comply with safe working practices

personal presentation requirements

potential security risk situations relevant to a security screening environment

role of designated personnel for security response

signs or indications that items (eg packages, baggage) have been left unattended

surveillance techniques.

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Legislative requirements may relate to:

applicable Crimes Acts and Codes

Australian standards, quality assurance and certification requirements

Aviation Transport and Maritime Transport Acts and Regulations

award and enterprise agreements

consumer law

general 'duty of care' responsibilities

privacy and confidentiality

relevant commonwealth, state and territory legislation which affect organisational operation:

anti-discrimination and diversity

equal employment opportunity

industrial relations

OHS

relevant industry codes of practice

security licensing or certification

Trade Practices and Fair Trading Acts.

Organisational requirements may relate to:

access and equity policy, principles and practice

client service standards

code of conduct

code of ethics

communication channels and reporting procedures

emergency and evacuation procedures

employer and employee rights and responsibilities

OHS policies, procedures and programs

organisational goals, objectives, plans, systems and processes

policies and procedures relating to own role, responsibility and delegation

reporting systems, procedures and processes

security licensing.

Walk through metal detection equipment may relate to:

an electronic device in an upright configuration capable of being used in a security screening environment for the detection of metal by magnetic induction as the subject person walks through the detection zone.

Security procedures may relate to:

equipment, eg alarms

members of the public

premises

staff

surveillance.

Duty of care requirements:

relate to the legal responsibility under "duty of care" to do everything reasonably practicable to protect others from harm

may relate to own responsibilities to comply with safe working practices including activities which require licences or certificates of competency.

Designated personnelmay include:

emergency services (eg police, ambulance, fire brigade, emergency rescue)

first aid officer

OHS representatives

security personnel

supervisor.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements may relate to:

controlling and minimising risks

correct manual handling including shifting, lifting and carrying

first aid

identifying and reporting hazards and risks

knowledge of emergency and evacuation procedures

transporting and storing cash, people, property and dangerous goods

using and maintaining equipment

using and maintaining personal protection equipment

using and storing hazardous materials and substances.

Special screening requirementsmay be required for:

a person in a wheelchair who may or may not be able to stand unassisted

a person not in a wheelchair but who requires a walking aid

a person who is hearing impaired

a person who is vision impaired

a person who is vision impaired who has an assistance animal eg a guide dog

a person who requires the assistance of a carer

a person with a prosthetic device, body brace or other medical device.

Positive alarmmay relate to:

the audible and/or visible alarm produced by the walk through metal detection equipment when indicating the presence of a target amount of ferrous metal inside the frame of the walk through metal detection equipment according to the operating program of the walk through metal detection equipment.

Security risksmay include:

injury to persons eg staff, members of the public

persons carrying prohibited items eg weapons

persons causing a public nuisance

persons demonstrating suspicious behaviour

persons under the influence of intoxicating substances

persons with criminal intent

terrorism

unattended packages or baggage

violence or physical threats.

General procedures for monitoringmay include:

following designated organisational procedures

maintaining vigilance and awareness of security while at work to promptly recognise risks or incidents

observing individual or group behaviour

recording details of observed risk situations.

Security equipmentmay include:

alarms

communication equipment

locked and secure areas

walk through metal detection equipment.

Procedures for reportingsecurity risksmay include:

completing documentation such as logs, journals and activity reports

completing police reports

completing written and computer reports

contacting designated personnel

recording security risk and incident details

requesting security assistance.

Communication channelsmay include:

direct line supervision paths

formal communication pathways

lateral supervision paths

organisational networks.

Communication modesmay include:

alarms

call codes and signs

electronic communication

hand signals

verbal communication

written communication.

Communication equipmentmay include:

megaphone

mobile telephone

public address system

telephone

two-way radio.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Basic legislative and organisational requirements relevant to the use of walk through metal detectors are identified and explained. 
Organisational security procedures are identified and explained. 
Duty of care requirements are identified and explained. 
Own level of authority, role and responsibilities are identified and explained. 
Role of designated personnel for security response is identified and explained 
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements are identified and explained. 
Preparation and testing procedures for walk through metal detection equipment are identified and explained. 
Standard operating procedures for walk through metal detection equipment are identified and explained. 
Screening methods and procedures are identified and explained. 
Special screening requirements and appropriate screening methods are identified and explained. 
Positive alarm response procedures are identified and explained. 
Potential security risks relevant to security screening operations are identified and explained. 
General procedures for monitoring security of a screening environment are identified and explained. 
Factors which increase security risk are identified and explained. 
Types and purpose of security equipment are identified and explained. 
Emergency and evacuation procedures are identified and explained. 
Procedures for first aid response are identified and explained. 
Organisational procedures for reporting security risks in a security screening environment are identified and explained. 
Chain of command of designated personnel is identified and explained. 
Communication channels and modes are identified and explained. 
Communication equipment appropriate to the purpose is identified and explained. 
Organisational documentation requirements are identified and explained. 

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