Security Awareness Training for Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties

This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for port facility personnel with designated security duties in connection with a Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended , the ISPS Code, the IMDG Code , the IMO/ILO Code of Practice on Security in Ports, and guidance contained in IMO MSC.1/ Circ. 1341.

Those who successfully complete this course should be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to undertake the duties assigned the PFSP. This knowledge shall include, but is not limited to:

1. Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
2. Recognition and detection of weapons , dangerous substances and devices
3. Recognition, on a non-discriminatory basis, of characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
4. Techniques used to circumvent security measures
5. Crowd management and control techniques
6. Security –related communications
7. Knowledge of emergency procedures and contingency plans
8. Operation of security equipment and systems
9. Testing , calibration and maintenance of security equipment and systems
10. Inspection, control, and monitoring techniques and
11. Methods of physical searches of persons, personal effects , baggage , cargo and ships stores

Documentary evidence should be issued to those who have successfully completed this course indicating that the holder has completed training for (Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties) based οn model course 3.24.