opzetter/opzetten (2 terms, but they belong together)

20:39 Feb 14, 2019
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Aerospace / Aviation / Space / document re airport security screening procedures
Dutch term or phrase: opzetter/opzetten (2 terms, but they belong together)
My context:

'Op de volgende pagina’s wordt ingegaan op de basisvaardigheden die uitgevoerd moeten worden op de beveiligingsopstelling(en) op de luchthaven.


OPZETTEN: Het OPZETTEN van de (hand)bagage op de röntgenapparatuur band;


Colberts, blazers, kleine voorwerpen (bijv. horloges, brillen, portefeuilles, sleutels, smartphone, etc.) worden eerst door de passagier in een zogenoemde tub geplaatst alvorens deze aan te bieden aan de OPZETTER.

Indien de fouilleerder van een lid van het team een van te voren afgesproken teken krijgt, en/of de OPZETTER/fouilleerder op basis van appearance en behaviour twijfels heeft over een persoon dan zal deze persoon aan een fouillering worden onderworpen.



The OPZETTER is the person who loads items of luggage or hand luggage onto the X-ray belt.

So far, I am calling them the LOADER, and what they are doing LOADING. Anyone know more about airport security than I do?
Michael Beijer
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:35

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3security screener/X-ray operator/placing
Marijke Singer
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Life in the fast lane ...
Kitty Brussaard

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security screener/X-ray operator/placing

I don't think a distinction is made in the same way in English. This person is still a security screener who PLACES the tub (or bag) on the X-ray machine belt. If you used security screener for fouilleerder, I would use X-ray operator (or X-ray security screener) for opzetter. For opzetten I would use placing.

    Reference: http://blog.safe-passage.com/the-x-ray-security-screeners-de...
Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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1 day 17 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Life in the fast lane ...

Reference information:
4.1 Staff employed at screening checkpoints need to be carefully selected following stringent requirements and adequate training implemented by the appropriate national authority. At a minimum, a screening checkpoint should be staffed by the following:

• Travel document/ticket checker: located at the entrance to the screening checkpoint, makes sure only ticketed passengers enter the screening area. Should also make sure that passengers are at the right location. These staff members should be trained in passenger risk assessment to identify which passengers should be subjected to increased screening measures. Training for these staff members does not need to be the same as screening checkpoint employees. Moreover, they can be employed by a different (often the air carrier) organisation than screeners.

X-ray loader: makes sure baggage is appropriately loaded on the conveyor belt. Will also make sure that all electronic items (laptop computers, cameras, etc.) are removed from main carry-on baggage and put in another container for screening. Will also ask passengers to empty their pockets of loose metal articles.

• X-ray operator: reads the image projected by the X-ray machine and selects bags for searches that may cause a concern due to prohibited contents or unclear images. The X-ray operator should not stay in his/her position for more than 20 minutes.

• Bag searcher: manually searches the bags signalled by the X-ray operator. The number of X-ray operators/bag searchers should be such that a rotation can be performed without slowing the screening process.

• Passenger searcher: the number of searchers should be dependent on the passenger flow but there should be at a minimum two people, one of each gender. They are responsible for secondary screening of passengers who trigger the WTMD.

• Explosive Trace Detection equipment operator: Responsible for swabbing baggage highlighted by the X-ray operators for explosive trace components.

• Supervisor: Responsible for the overall efficiency of the screening checkpoint. Should not get involved with the operation of the screening equipment.

Each machine has a team of seven – the pacer, who directs the visitor; the loader, who fills the trays; the screener, carefully watching the x-ray images; the bag searcher; the body searcher; the team leader; and the worst role, "tray bitch" – gathering up the trays at the end of the conveyor belt.

And see also the references to "loader position" in https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/security/Documents/smart-secur...


Note added at 1 day 18 hrs (2019-02-16 15:33:23 GMT)

@Michael: you're welcome :-).

Kitty Brussaard
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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Asker: Thanks for the very useful refs!

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agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: Eerst zoeken, dan vinden.
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  -> Merci, Barend.
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