The European Union Commission Regulation (EU) No 185/2010, Section 11.4.1 requires persons operating X-ray or Explosive Detection System (EDS) equipment shall be subject to recurrent training consisting of image recognition training and testing. This training shall take the form of: (a) classroom and/or computer based training (CBT) or (b) on-the-job Threat Image Projection (TIP) training.
For classroom and/or CBT, persons shall be subject to image recognition training and testing for at least six hours in every six month period. An image library shall be used containing at least 1,000 images of at least 250 different threat articles, including images of component parts of threat articles, with each article captured in a variety of different orientations. There shall be an unpredictable selection of images from the library during the training and testing. The threat articles must be compliant with Section 4—Passengers and Cabin Baggage Attachment 4-C, Section 5—Hold Baggage Attachment 5-B, Section 6.0.2 for Cargo, and Section 6.0.3 for Mail.
Each Directed Party is responsible for interpreting the EU requirements and providing the Regulator with sufficient evidentiary documentation to demonstrate compliance. This program specifically accounts for the UK's interpretation of the EU requirements.