Delivered by industry specialist Mike Symons (M4S Maritime), this 3-day ISPS Company Security Officer (CSO) course is aimed at senior operational ship managers who may be designated to perform associated duties and responsibilities, as defined by sections A/2.1.7 and A/11 of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
The course is based on the recommended guidelines of IMO Model Course 3.20 (2011 Edition) and IMO MSC/Circ.1154 ‘Guidelines for the Training and Certification for Company Security Officers‘. It includes a personal copy of the ISPS Code (2004 Update: A Practical Guide) and an associated Company Security Officer training guide with example templates.
On successful completion of the training course, delegates will receive a Company Security Officer training certificate that fulfils the Nautical Institute’s recognition standards for continuous professional development.
Delegates will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities of a Company Security Officer, identifying behaviour patterns of individuals likely to threaten security, detecting weapons and utilising security equipment and systems to ensure that ship security plans and associated documentation are maintained.
Knowledge and understanding of the ISPS Code
Evaluation of ship security vulnerability and threat assessment
Ensuring appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained
Understanding of maritime security policy to include mandatory rules and regulations
Security assessment techniques, questioning, evaluating and reporting
Develop, maintain and supervise the implementation of the ship security plan
Technical and operational aspects of security management of ship security equipment
Organisation of ship security audits and on scene security surveys and ship security plan management
Effective communications with shipboard staff, senior management and flag administrations
Delegates will have gained a good understanding of the ISPS Code, its importance, their role within it and appreciation of current security threats and risks to maritime operations
Individuals will acquire the skills needed to conduct comprehensive security assessments, ensuring development, implementation, and continued improvement of the Ship Security Plan
Individuals will learn how to liaise and coordinate with Ship and Port Facility Security Officers, contracting governments, security services and agencies, in order to become a competent Company Security Officer (CSO)
Delivered by experts with International safety and security management, compliance and verification experience in an engaging interactive style, with a variety of security and safety related scenario case study workshop exercises
The delegate should be at least 18 years of age and 12 months of certified sea service
Evidence of competency at an operational management level
Candidates attending the course should be fluent in English and have an identification card or passport with them
Please contact us to arrange a date that suits you. The course will be taught in sections that suit the individual needs.
3 days (there will be refreshment breaks and 1hr lunch break each day. Hot and cold beverages provided)
£1293.75 (Inc VAT) per delegate
£1,293.75 (incl. VAT) per delegate
£1,293.75 Inc. VAT
Cost per delegate
For 10+ delegates, please directly contact our booking team