Regulated Agent Regime (RAR) Security Training
(Accredited by Civil Aviation Department, Hong Kong)

Course duration : 1 day (4.5 hours)
Medium of instruction: Cantonese, notes & test are in bi-language
Course fee : HK$800.00
Venue : Unit 510, 5/F, Fabrico Industrial Building, 78-84 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, NT
Course outline : see below


(0900-1330)

Syllabus of RAR Training

1. Objective of cargo security

  • To prevent the unauthorized carriage of explosives and incendiary devices in the consignments of cargo intended for carriage on commercial aircraft

2. International and local requirements

  • Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation

  • Background of ICAO new policy direction

  • Security Programme
    (i) Hong Kong Aviation Security Programme
    (ii) Aircraft Operator Security Programme / Regulated Agent Security Programme / Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility Security Programme / Known Consignor Security Programme

  • Handling Procedures for regulated agent regime (RAR), regulated air cargo screening facilities and known consignors

  • Notice to regulated agents, regulated air cargo screening facilities and known consignors

3. Key parties of air cargo security regime

  • 5 main parties of the regime (aircraft operator, cargo terminal operator, regulated agent, regulated air cargo screening facility and known consignor)

  • Definition and responsibilities of aircraft operator, cargo terminal operator, regulated agent, regulated air cargo screening facility, and known consignor

4. Known cargo and unknown cargo handling procedures

  • Classification of known cargo (SPX cargo) and unknown cargo

  • Procedures for handling known cargo (SPX cargo) and unknown cargo

  • Use of regulated agent codes and security status (SPX)

5. Physical protection of cargo

  • Cargo acceptance

  • Warehouse security (physical measures, access controls, segregation of known cargo from unknown cargo and protection of known cargo prior to loading onto trucks)

  • Chain of custody – Secure Transportation (driver, vehicle, secure transportation means)

6. Security screening methods for clearing unknown cargo, including alternative methods of screening cargo which is difficult to be screened by x-ray equipment

7. Exempted cargo

8. RAR Training for Nominated Persons and Security Awareness Training

9. Personnel Security

  • Pre-employment background check of staff and contractors

10. Handling Procedures for Regulated Agent Regime (RAR)

11. Maintenance of documents

  • Required documents

  • Document retention period

12. Treatment of high risk cargo (including suspect cargo)

  • Actions on high risk cargo (including suspect cargo)

  • Actions on unresolved suspicions

  • Actions when explosive or incendiary device identified

13. Self-assessment and regulatory oversight

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