GSAT - Training Dates 

Training Dates are arranged subject to requirements, to make a booking enquiry add this course to the Booking Cart and then select the number of places you require. 
AM Session: 09.30 – 12.30 
PM Session 13.30 – 16.30 
 

What is GSAT training & what are the exemptions? 

All staff who require access to a (CP) Critical Part, the new term for a Restricted Zone (that is those who require an airside staff pass) must first attend General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) run by a DfT approved training provider. 
 
The DfT have specified the scope and content of the training and the qualifications and experience of the course designers and instructors. 
 
 

OBJECTIVE: 

To understand what the types of threat to aviation are. 
What types of people pose a threat. 
To recognise various types of prohibited articles, explosive and incendiary devices and their components, which have been or could be used in unlawful interference of civil aviation. 
To understand the meanings of the different colour coded passes and what to do if presented with an invalid pass. 
Understand the meaning of the security controls that endeavour to ensure no prohibited articles are introduced. 
To recognise the importance of general awareness in recognising suspicious circumstances. 
To understand the common motives for people making bomb threats and what to do if you receive a threat. 
 
 
Certain staff listed below, who have already attended a similar kind of training specific to their role, are exempt. All other staff are in scope and include, for example: 
Airside office workers 
Airline and other operational staff who go airside, including passenger staff 
Cargo staff or Drivers that do not hold a regulated agents certificate.  
Engineering and maintenance staff, Loaders, Aircraft refuellers, Shop, and Catering staff. 
Staff in departure/arrivals areas. 
 
To summarise, all staff other than those listed below who hold an airside pass. 
 

EXEMPTIONS 

The following personnel are exempt from General Security Awareness Training if they have already received equivalent Directed security training: 
 
Ground Security Staff and Supervisors. 
Aviation Security Managers and Instructors. 
Aircrew and Aircrew Instructors. 
In-Flight Caterers (who have attended catering security training). 
Cargo Operatives who hold a current Cargo Security training Certificate. 
 

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NXCT  

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