Recognition of Firearms and Explosives (RFX) – Initial and Refresher

Department For Transport
Initial Course - 2 days, Refresher - 1 Day.
(NSTC) Doncaster or (LHR) London

Recognition of Firearms and Explosives (RFX) Initial Training Course

Redline’s RFX course will provide all personnel with a comprehensive insight into firearms, explosives devices, incendiary devices and other prohibited or threat items. Delegates will also be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding required to recognise and identify items that may threaten their particular company/industry.

The RFX course also provides all personnel with a foundation of knowledge and skills required to enable them to train their own staff in the recognition of firearms, explosives devices, incendiary devices and other prohibited or threat items.

The course is specifically designed to ensure everybody benefits from delivery methodology; theoretical information is fully blended with a comprehensive, practical, hands-on display which also highlights strengths and limitations of recognition and detection methods and equipment. The live explosive and firearms demonstration reinforces the theory and practical sections of the course and allows all personnel to physically experience firearms, explosives and their effects.

Redline are fully certified by the DfT to conduct the RFX Instructors Initial qualification course.

Our 2020 Initial course dates are:

  • 23 – 24 September 2020 (NSTC)
  • 21 – 22 October 2020 (NSTC)
  • 11 – 12 November 2020 (NSTC)

Recognition of Firearms and Explosives (RFX) Refresher Training Course

Our one-day refresher course will provide all personnel with an up to date consolidation of their initial training and essentially will cover any new detection and recognition methodologies and provide the latest information on improvised weapons and how they may be concealed.

Our 2020 Refresher course dates are:

  • 18 August 2020 (NSTC)
  • 17 September 2020 (NSTC)
  • 5 November 2020 (LHR)
  • 3 December 2020 (NSTC)

This refresher course will be of particular benefit to anyone that is responsible for checking and searching for firearms, explosives, incendiaries, other weapons or prohibited items, and will also raise your RFX awareness levels if you are working in:

  • The aviation industry and its associated agents
  • Ship and port operators and their agents
  • Channel tunnel operators
  • The railway industry
  • Sport stadiums
  • Entertainment venues
  • Shopping centres
  • Government buildings
  • Event security

All students will be highly trained in the recognition of firearms, explosives, incendiaries and other weapons, and will also receive hands-on familiarisation with inert examples.

Download our Recognition of Firearms and Explosives training leaflet here

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if you have attended an RFX Initial course in at least the last three years or are one of the following:

  • Aviation security instructors of airports, airlines and their agents
  • In-flight catering agents
  • Air cargo agents
  • Equivalents in other transport modes
  • Relevant support services

You must complete your RFX Refresher training every three years if you require an ID card to possess inert RFX training aids.

If you would like to find out more please contact us on 01302 288362 or complete the enquiry form below.


Here’s what our previous clients have said:

“Excellent in all respects. Put a lot of the ‘seemingly pointless’ security measures absolutely into context!”

BA CityFlyer

“Top level stuff! This displays the effects of explosives very effectively.”



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Call +44 (0)1302 288362 to speak to our team

Endorsed by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as an Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC)

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