X-ray Training & TIP: To identify terrorists or to pass drills?
X-ray Training & TIP: to identify terrorists or to pass drills?
Date: 5 December 2018
Computer-based training is now generally regarded as one of the most effective ways of ensuring screeners develop the necessary skillsets to be able to identify an improvised explosive device, or other prohibited items, when working at a checkpoint. Performance is also assessed through the use of Threat Image Projection (TIP). But are we training screeners to identify realistic devices concealed as a terrorist might or are we just trying to show that they can pass drills?