UK DfT Accredited Port Facility Security Officer Course (3 days)

Event Date: Wednesday December 13, 2017
Event Time: 8.30am- 4.30pm
Event Venue: OrbisEnergy, Wilde Street, Lowestoft, NR32 1XH

International Maritime Security (IMS) is a leading global expert in the provision and implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, and associated national and regional instruments.

  • IMS will be hosting a 3 day UK DfT Accredited Port Facility Security Officer Course at OrbisEnergy on 13th-15th December 2017. 


    The purpose of the course is to equip personnel
    who are appointed as Port Facility Security Officers
    to undertake their role in accordance with the ISPS
    code and to achieve qualification for Maritime and
    Transport Security (MTS) Division compliance.

    At the end of the course you will be able to-

  • 1. Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Port
    Facility Security Officer
  • 2. Apply the principles of undertaking a security
    risk assessment
  • 3. Identify the security threats to the industry
  • 4. Outline the relevant national and international
    legislation and regulations
  • 5. Produce a port facility security plan and
    undertake port facility security assessments
  • 6. Explain ship security measures

    Outline content

  • Threats to the Maritime Industry
  • The Impact of Terrorism on Legislation
  • ISPS Code & Amendments to SOLAS
  •  National and EU Legislation
  • Principles of Security
  • Port Security Organisation
  • Responsibilities of the PFSO, CSO, SSO
  • Port Facility Security Assessment including the
    assessment process
  •  Port Facility Security Plan including security
  • The Declaration of Security
  •  Terrorist weapons & characteristics
  •  Access, Screening & Search Procedure
  • Port Facility IED Search Procedure
  •  Security & Surveillance Equipment
  •  Security Records & Documentation
  •  Training Requirements
  •  Port-Ship Interface (Documentation)
  •  Circumventing Security Measures

    Recommended prior study

    Have knowledge of the ISPS code

    Who should attend
    Those appointed as PFSOs, those who may be
    required to deputise as a PFSO and managers who
    have responsibility for Port Facility Security Officers

    Levels of Assessment

  • Assessment by IMS, in accordance with Maritime
    and Transport Security (MTS) Division (DfT)
    Assessment details
    End of course multiple choice assessment
    Module details

    For prices and further information, or to book a
    course, please contact Ryan Hills at


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The Team

Katie Snell

Having worked within the property department for 9 years, I have had the pleasure of working within the majority of the Nwes sites in the Norfolk and Waveney area. For the last 2.5 years I have been based at OrbisEnergy and more recently as Senior Coordinator overlooking the renewable hub and team.

Devon Mills

Devon has joined the team at OrbisEnergy as an Administration Coordinator in November 2014 and more recently a Centre Coordinator in January 2016. Having previously worked within various customer service roles she is pleased to be able to apply her skills and knowledge to her position at OrbisEnergy.

She is keen to build a strong understanding within the Offshore Renewable industry, whilst being able to develop a good mind for business and sales.

Johnathan Reynolds

Johnathan is responsible for all aspects of business and supply chain development for the flagship innovation and incubation centre for offshore renewables in the east of England, OrbisEnergy.

Matthew Holden

Matt’s role is Technical Support Manager, his main duty is leading the European Clusters for Offshore Wind Servicing Project (ECOWindS, on behalf of Nwes. In addition to ECOWindS Matt’s role is provide support for the property team and to carry out specific project work.

John Balch

John is Managing Director of Nautilus, Director of Nwes and Hub Director of OrbisEnergy and Beacon Innovation Centre. He is a mechanical engineer and has broad experience gained over 40 years in the international offshore industry.

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