Correctional Facilities

Our courses allow security staff to manage the complex challenges faced when protecting correctional facilities.

Security issues at Correctional Facilities can have a crucial, deadly impact on society. As the prison population grows, so does the need for heightened security.

We understand the complex challenges prison security staff face protecting the institution, inmates, officers, and community. They are responsible for the security measures that the physical design of the prison building cannot control - from detecting very small items, to understanding the strict protocols that must be followed. We have worked closely with Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS) in the UK to ensure our training is specific to the needs of this strictly governed sector.

Case Study

Students trained and tested to a common standard.


As part of a wider induction course, this correctional facilities customer held X-ray image interpretation training sessions for their staff at a central location. Facilitated by a trainer with an X-ray machine, students would gather around the machine and view basic images from a limited library of restricted items.

Engagement across the training was inconsistent - not all students were able to participate due to a lack of access to the machine. Individual students were asked to identify images, while other students waited their turn.


The facility needed a comprehensive and consistent regime that ensured their Image Interpretation training was effective, and that all students were trained and tested to a common standard.

Unlike other security checkpoints, Correctional Facilities operate under unique circumstances – operators must be able to detect weapons that can be brought through a checkpoint piece-by-piece over a period of many months. This is vastly different to the aviation industry, where a weapon needs to get past security in its entirety, in one attempt.

The training also had to emulate a standard working day at a Corrections security screening point. There are strict and well-established rules on what can and cannot be brought into such facilities. Staff must remain alert for potential risks, as they are subjected to virtually identical images, multiple times a day.


Firstly, Quadratica collaborated with the customer, allowing them to take part in the object capture for the interpretation training. This ensured relevant images were integrated into their learning database, replicating the day-to-day running of the correctional facility.

The system was then deployed into two mobile classrooms, allowing training to be completed in multiple locations.

Results and Benefits

The online nature of the training allowed the customer to introduce standardised training across the entire organisation, while the ability to train multiple users at one time removed a considerable training backlog.

Quadratica capture X-ray data directly from the machine’s receiver array, allowing for individual items to be added to the library and inserted into the training database as necessary. The half day capture evolution by Quadratica resulted in thousands of training images, specific to the customers’ needs.

Introducing multiple locations not only allowed for a higher staff training turn over, but a substantial saving on travel and accommodation costs.



X-Ray Image Recognition Training

Designed and developed for X-Ray screeners of all levels - X-Screen® is an X-Ray Image Recognition and Interpretation Training course certified by the DfT to comply with EU regulations. The programme allows for the modification of lesson styles to match the experience level of the trainee.

X-Screen® offers high quality, X-Ray correct simulation on all major x-ray machines. Our innovative Bag-Builder module allows new threat objects to be added into the substantial image library quickly and efficiently. As regulations change, X-Screen® can be reconfigured to replicate new operational environments, ensuring employees receive training that is relevant to their duties, regardless of industry sector.

Available in traditional classroom format or as an online course.


X-Ray Pre-Selection Assessment

Without proper training, the most expensive technology is of little value.

Our Pre-Selection assessment course helps employers determine the aptitude and suitability of prospective X-Ray machine operators and screeners. It tests employees’ ability to identify those who present a threat; testing for colour-blindness, image recognition skills and general threat image identification proficiency.


General Security Awareness Training

The UK’s Department of Transport and EU regulation dictate staff who require a compulsory airside pass complete a General Security Awareness Training course before applying for their security clearance.

Our GSAT course covers a wide range of airport employees - from shop workers and cleaners to contractors, it has been designed and developed by accredited DfT trainers, in accordance with the strict UK DfT requirements, on the scope and content of GSAT.

Once the Security Awareness training has been completed, employees will have a clear understanding of airport security measures, their obligations, and what they are expected to do in the event of an incident.


Checkpoint Security Training

Our Checkpoint Security Training course ensures that employees understand their role and responsibilities in relation to the safety of the Security Restricted Area (SRA), while on duty at an airport security checkpoint.

Designed for any member of staff employed to control access points, this course trains personnel to prepare people for security checks. It also covers searching bags and persons by hand, and the use of X-Ray machines or metal detectors.


Standard Test Piece

Our Standard Test Piece is a comprehensive training and information course, designed to help the user ensure the operational reliability and performance of X-Ray machines, using STP devices from all manufacturers. STPs are designed to ensure the correct functioning of X-Ray machines, allowing the operator to rectify any issues before creating an adverse affect on security.

It is a legal obligation within the EU to regularly test security X-Ray screening equipment for image quality. A standard for X-Ray penetration and image resolution, the Standard Test Piece (STP) was set by the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) and the European Civil Aviation Conference to replace the Combined Test Piece (CTP).


Telephone Bomb Threat Awareness Training

Our Telephone Bomb Threat Awareness course is a training aid for any person who may receive a bomb threat via telephone, in the workplace. This comprehensive CD based training is designed to help organisations combat the potential disruption, and disturbance caused by telephone threats, training employees to handle the threat both during the call, and immediately afterwards.


Mailroom Threat Awareness

Our Mailroom Threat Awareness course covers essential information for employees likely to encounter a suspicious package in a company’s mailroom.

Subjects include recent incidents in mailroom, threat devices, types of devices and consequences of misidentification, basic mail sorting, and general health and safety procedures in the mailroom.


Fire Safety Awareness

Our Fire Safety Awareness course is delivered online in manageable modules, and completed in conjunction with your own evacuation instructions. This essential course covers the most important fire safety subjects necessary to keep people alive and uninjured in an emergency situation. Subjects include the correct use of fire extinguishers, how to attack different types of fires, interpretation of fire safety signs and fire assembly points.

Developed jointly by Quadratica UK and respected industry experts active in the Fire and Safety industry, our FSA course is compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.


Personal Profiling Training

Profiling is a screening technique that determines the security risk posed by an individual through the analysis of travel documents, behaviour and appearance. A degree of non-discriminatory profiling is essential – it allows security resources to be focused on those who present a higher level of risk to security.

Profiling can be a difficult task without proper training. Our PPT course educates security personnel, helping them identify those who present a threat and recognise abnormal behaviour.