This two day course allows holders of a current MCA approved ship's security officer certificate to achieve certification as a company security officer.
This course is intended to meet the requirements set out in sections A/2.1.7 and A/II of the ISPS Code and corresponding guidance in Part B of the Code and relevant UK legislation.
The course builds on security knowledge of shipboard operations and the interface between ship, operating company and port facility. It discusses the company security organisation, the roles of the CSO, SSO and PFSO, general security requirements, security administration, ship security assessments, risk management, security threats and patterns with the consideration of persons likely to threaten security.
The preparation of elements of a ship security plan, methods of physical searches and the beneficial use of security equipment and systems are addressed. The need for training and drills are covered including practical measures to achieve implementation. The importance for all personnel to be aware of and adhere to pre-planned emergency procedures is considered together with crowd management techniques. Security contingencies and appropriate responses are discussed and prepared.