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  • VIA Project
    the appropriate authority in Germany for passenger and baggage screening on the airports On airports such as Berlin or Stuttgart this task is performed on behalf and under supervision of the Federal Police by private security companies BMI has also the competency in Germany for staff training in the field of aviation security The training of screeners and the measurement of performance in this field is considered to be of

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  • VIA Project
    is responsible authority for the national security and preservation of the public order in Republic of Bulgaria As such the ministry will provide the full support of the participating Bulgarian airports through the Directorate General Border Police which performs the security controls of passengers and hand baggage at the airports The head of the staff of the Ministry is a co chairman of the National Aviation Security Committee which is

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  • VIA Project
    Division Results Useful Links Products ORDER Products Brussels International Airport Brussels International Airport BRU is located 3 km from EASTI It has 200 cabin baggage and 60 hold baggage screeners responsible for the security control of 15 6 M passengers and 252 000 flights in 2004 and 86 6 M passengers and 1 4 M flights in the last five years Brussels airport is known for its state of the

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  • VIA Project
    Transport Construction and Tourism MTCT through Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA is the appropriate authority for civil aviation security in Romania and the authority responsible for quality control activities at the national level MTCT has also the competency in Romania to certify screeners On all airports serving international civil aviation among them the larger being Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport Bucharest Traian Vuia International Airport and Timisoara Aurel Vlaicu

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    Visual Cognition Research Group Zurich Airport Police Security Control Division Results Useful Links Products ORDER Products Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AAS Amsterdam Airport Schiphol AAS is located 15 km from the city of Amsterdam With almost 50 M passengers and 2 M tons of cargo 2007 AAS is among the largest and fast growing European airports More than 500 screeners using state of the art screening equipment are responsible for the

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  • VIA Project
    University of Zurich Visual Cognition Research Group The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the widest range of study courses in Switzerland Member of the League of European Research Universities UZH is one of the leading basic research institutions in Europe The Visual Cognition Research Group VICOREG was established in 1999 The following research areas are of particular interest to the group

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  • VIA Project
    and airmail It s strategic aim is to provide security based on comprehensive training considering all involved aspects such as human factor motivation attitude mental and physical prerequisites perceptible leadership and effective communication comprehensive familiarization with a sophisticated technical environment as well as with organisational means Perception and recognition of faces and objects It ensures that national and international regulations are strictly followed and that additional measures are taken where

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  • VIA Project
    for aviation security screeners and novices and support high internal validity Furthermore convergent and discriminant validity could be shown based on all 453 screeners selected with the old selection procedure correlating results in the X Ray ORT with results in the PIT r 61 p 001 and results in the computer based questionnaire CBQ r 27 p 001 respectively For more detailed information on validity and reliability please refer to Hardmeier Hofer and Schwaninger 2005 More Tests To Be Considered in Pre Employment Assessment The Ishihara Colour Vision Charts Since the X Ray Object Recognition Test does explicitly not assess colour vision but colour perception is very important for interpreting X ray images of state of the art X ray machines colour coding etc on the job colour perception must be assessed separately in the pre employment assessment We recommend standard colour vision tests such as the well established Ishihara Colour Vision Test Ishihara Colour Vision Charts are available with different set sizes of 10 35 charts The different set sizes are related to the different types of colourblindness The most widespread colour deficiency is the red green indiscriminability and can be diagnosed by the minimum set size Colour vision tests are very easy to conduct in a short time Therefore we recommend using these tests at the beginning of each pre employment assessment Using computer based tests for testing color vision can be problematic Computer monitors display color information in different ways which can result in changed test scores Therefore we recommend to use original color plates e g the Ishihara Color Vision Test Visual Acuity Test As a matter of course also the visual acuity of future screeners must be normal or corrected to normal Please contact professional opticians for further information Cognitive Test Batteries In order to assess the visual abilities more abstractly and also to broaden the focus of cognitive testing beyond the scope of vision we additionally recommend the use of appropriate cognitive tests in the pre employment assessment The Visual Cognition Research Group VICOREG at the University of Zurich reassembled a series of well established commercial tests to assess figure ground segregation visual search mental rotation and spatial imagination as well as logical thinking attentiveness concentrativeness and retentiveness Hardmeier Schwaninger 2008 Cognitive tests allow getting a general idea of the strengths and weaknesses regarding cognitive abilities of a job applicant in an abstract way Pre Employment Assessment Aside From the Vision Context The field of activity of aviation security officers is not limited to X ray image interpretation Although this document concentrates on the visual cognition aspect it is important to note that other human characteristics are worth being assessed as well in the pre employment assessment X ray image inspection can be a fatiguing job when performed more than 20 minutes without breaks Fortunately aviation security screeners have at least two additional tasks at most security check points Examples are instructing passengers and placing bags on the X ray belt conducting manual search

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