Mail Bomb Recognition Training Mail Bomb Recognition Training

Mail Bomb Recognition Training

  • Duration1 Hour
  • Competency

    Statement of Completion

  • Locations


Course Overview

This program provides a mechanism to recognize whether a mail item is suspected to be an improvised explosive device, or not. It offers Federal Bureau of Investigation guidelines for assessment of recognition points and subsequent Australian Federal Police courses of action in response to mail bombs.

Procedures - Have dedicated procedures in place to manage suspected mail bomb incidents

- Undertake training to identify the mail bomb recognition points

- Have on hand and use the recognition checklist

- Follow response safety precautions appropriate to the situation and seek assistance

Performance Criteria

Participants will receive a statement of completion and are encouraged to participate in a range of assessment activities including but not limited to:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Discussions
  • Scenario interaction

Course Outline

At the end of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key mail bomb recognition procedures and best practices including knowledge relating to:

  • Postal devices
  • Categories
  • Functioning principles
  • Design options
  • FBI recognition points
  • AFP safety precautions
  • Recognition checklist
  • Suspect hazardous substance exposure
  • Golden rule

What are the benefits of completing this program?

  • Enhanced understanding of broader security and threat protection systems and procedures
  • Dedicated framework for appropriate response
  • More capable and skilled employees leading to a safer working environment
  • Recognition towards the WorkSafe Connect Business Threat Protection Skill Set

Who would this program benefit?

  • Business Owners
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Coordinators
  • Employees
  • Facility/Property Managers
  • Security Service Providers

Does this course form part of a larger program?

Yes. Mail Bomb Recognition training forms part of our wider Business Threat Protection Skill Set that is made up of the following key training programs:

  • Current Trends
  • Active Armed Offender
  • Bomb Threat Management
  • Suspect Item Assessment
  • Mail Bomb Recognition


  • Training conducted by highly experienced and industry recognised trainers
  • Statement of completion issued to all participants
  • Key checklists and guides
  • A range of training activities are used including case studies, demonstrations, group discussions and scenario interaction



327 Bayswater Road
QLD 4814


Gate 1, Building 4 – Entry 5
Construction Training Centre
460-492 Beaudesert Road
Salisbury, Brisbane
QLD 4107

Course ID: 7364 - Mail Bomb Recognition Training