Search Training | Excelling in Specialised Search Training

Search is a complex discipline whose aim is to find concealed objects or people that are criminal or terrorist derived. In addition to protecting targets and depriving proponents of their resources, this powerful capability allows users to gain intelligence and evidence for further exploitation.

Detecting weapons, explosives, criminals, and terrorists before they can cause harm to people, property, and infrastructure demands operators who are well trained in the planning and management of search operations and search teams, and the systematic application of flexible search procedures. ATOM Training provides bespoke EOD training solutions for military, government, police, security, and emergency services personnel engaged in search operations.

All ATOM courses stress the practical application of specialised search techniques and are taught by instructors with decades of experience as search team advisors, commanders, and operators in U.S., UK, and Tier 1 militaries. Because of their understanding of the multi-dimensional search discipline, instructors can customise courses to address student needs on a case-by-case basis.

Our search training covers the following subject areas:

  • Appropriate reaction to a device threat delivered by any method
  • Evacuation planning and execution
  • Forming, training, equipping, and managing search teams
  • Recognition of IEDs and their components
  • Physical and psychological effects of IEDs
  • IED trends and emerging threats
  • IED search techniques (building interior/exterior, vehicle, and personnel)
  • Managing search operations in a high-threat environment
  • Countermeasures and security techniques
  • Search doctrine (norms and best practices)

Our underwater search training includes instruction in these subject areas:

  • Explosives and underwater devices
  • Limpets and underwater special attack charges
  • Underwater risk management, communications, and in-water search techniques
  • Ship lockout/ tag-out procedures
  • Diving emergency procedures
  • Underwater emergency response and planning
  • Post-blast analysis and evidence collection
  • Suspect and actual underwater hazardous devices search (UHDS), identification, marking, reporting, and mitigation
  • Individual and collective team skills required to respond to and safely conduct a UHDS