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Security Awareness for all Port Facility Personnel (Model Course 3.25)

This seminar is intended to provide knowledge required for all port facility personnel that have no direct duties in Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) in order to perform their supporting tasks and receive Security Awareness duties in accordance with the requirements of the relevant international legislation.


Our Security Awareness Training For All Port Facility Personnel course is prepared according to the requirements included in the IMO model course 3.25 for Security awareness training for all port facility personnel.


By the end of this course, participants will be able 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/IMO Code of Practice on Security in Ports, and guidance contained in IMO MSC.1/Circ. 1341.


Aims & Objectives
  • Equip you with a generic understanding of the ISPS Code
  • Present information the best practices applied worldwide for port facility security requirements
  • Help participants become qualified as Port Facility Personnel without Designated Security Duties


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you:

  • Know the key contents of ISPS Code, the related conventions, and legislation
  • Understand your main responsibilities
  • Be familiar with the different security levels
  • Know the basics of emergency procedures and contingency plan
  • Learn about security threats, emergency, drills and training
  • Get certified and able to take on the duties and responsibilities as defined in the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code for personnel without designated security duties and understand:
    • the meaning and the consequential requirements of the different security levels;
    • recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices;
    • recognition of characteristics & behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten the security; and
    • techniques to circumvent security measures.


Who should attend?
  • Personnel in Private Security Companies
  • Port Facility Personnel not involved in the Port Facility Security plan but working within Port Facility


Prerequisite skills & knowledge:
  • None but familiarization with ISPS code is recommended.
Available in-house/distant learning? Yes


Relative conventions: SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and ISPS code

Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 – Accredited by Greek Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs Accreditation No. 2101338
Port Facility Personnel with Designated Security Duties:
  • Course overview
  • Competence to be achieved
  • Current security threats and patterns
  • Definition
  • Kinds of Security Threats
  • Types of terrorism and Example of maritime terrorism
  • Ship and port operations and conditions
Maritime Security Policy
  • Awareness of relevant international convention, codes and recommendations
  • The ISPS Code's Background
  • International Conventions
  • Initiations of IMO
  • SOLAS 74 convention/Amendments
  • SOLAS 74- Chapter XI-2
  • Awareness of relevant government legislation and regulations
  • EU legislation
  • Definitions
  • Handling sensitive security related information and communications
Security Responsibilities
  • Contracting Governments
  • Obligations of the Company
  • Obligations of The Ship
  • The port Facility
  • Obligations of the Port Facility
  • Port Facility Security in accordance with the Security levels
  • Ship Security officer
  • Who assign the Ship Security Officer
  • The duties of the ship security officer
  • Company Security Officer
  • Who assign the Company Security Officer
  • The duties of the Company security officer
  • Port Facility Security Officer
  • Who assigns the Port Facility Security Officer
  • The duties of the Port Facility Security Officer
  • Seafarers with Designated Security Duties
  • Port Facility Personnel with specific security duties
  • Other personnel
Threat Identification, Recognition and Response
  • Recognition and detection of weapons, dangerous substances and devices
  • Classification of Weapons and Dangerous substances
  • Introduction of Explosives
  • Detection and Searching of Weapons and Explosives
  • Restricted Items
  • Recognition on a non-discriminatory basis of persons posing potential security risks
  • Characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Persons who are likely to threaten security
  • Techniques used to circumvent security measures
  • Techniques used to circumvent
  • Countermeasures
Port Facility Security Actions
  • Actions required by different security levels
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
  • Reporting security incidents
Emergency Preparedness, Drills and Exercises
  • Emergency Preparedness, Drills and Exercises
  • Awareness of contingency plans
  • Security drills and exercises
  • Drills and exercises in port facility
  • Security incident scenarios
  • Security Administration


Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Security Awareness Training for all Port Facility Personnel
  • “Security Awareness for all Port Facility Personnel” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar E-book (available for download)
  • No. of pages: 48
  • No. of Slides: 192
  • Reading lists and resources available in the course
Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 23
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 23
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 0.8


Assessment methods


% contribution to final mark

% Minimum passing grade

Exam on Security Awareness for all Port Facility Personnel





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.


   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English


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