An intensive professional development training course on

Security Management
Control as per ISPS Code

Planning for the Good, Fighting the Bad,
and Eliminating the Ugly in Maritime Security

Classroom Sessions

10-14 Jun 2024
Dubai - UAE
02-06 Dec 2024
Dubai - UAE
24-28 Feb 2025
Dubai - UAE

Online Sessions

17-21 Jun 2024
08-12 Jul 2024
11-15 Nov 2024
09-13 Dec 2024
27-31 Jan 2025
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Why Choose this Training Course?

The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The ISPS Code is implemented through chapter XI-2 Special measures to enhance maritime security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974. The Code has two parts, one mandatory and one recommendatory.

In essence, the Code takes the approach that ensuring the security of ships and port facilities is a risk management activity and that, to determine what security measures are appropriate, an assessment of the risks must be made in each particular case. The purpose of this Maritime Security Management & Control as per ISPS Code training course is to provide a standardised, consistent framework for evaluating risk, enabling Governments to offset changes in threat with changes in vulnerability for ships and port facilities through determination of appropriate security levels and corresponding security measures.

What are the Goals?

At the end of the 5 day AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the nature of their facility and how they are affected by the requirements of the ISPS code
  • Identify the mandatory and guidance regulations of the ISPS code
  • Develop risk assessment tools towards the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA)
  • Construct the 3 levels of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) with enhanced knowledge of security issues
  • Effectively operate and interact the port facility security plan with the ships security officer and ships master

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course in Dubai will be of benefit to those who find themselves responsible for or involved with maritime security at port facilities. In addition, it will raise the awareness for those personnel who have been allocated potential or specific tasks in an existing security programme.

This AZTech training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Ship Security Officers ( SSO) 
  • Company Security Officers ( CSO)
  • Port Facility Security Officers ( PFSO)
  • Personnel with allocated security duties in the maritime and shipping industries

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this be Presented?

The delegates will be involved in the latest trends in seminar presentations. The classroom presentations are made up of interactive practical exercises, supported by audio visual material and case studies. Delegates will be expected to participate actively in relating the principles of Maritime security management to the specific needs for their industry. This practical development of skills will benefit delegates who then can return to work ready for implementation of security measures and plans.

The Course Content

Day One: The Background to the International Maritime Security Framework
  • Who the code applies to
  • Types of port facilities
  • Protection categories
  • Understand the ISPS code
  • To understand the relevant international conventions, codes and recommendations relating to the ISPS Code
  • To understand the Parts of the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) Code
  • To understand the Application of the ISPS Code
  • To understand the Functional Requirements of the ISPS Code
  • To understand the Responsibilities of Contracting Governments
  • To understand the Roles of Recognised Security Organisations (RSO)
  • To understand the roles and responsibilities of the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
Day Two: Recognition and Detection of Weapons, Dangerous Substances and Devices
  • Firearms
  • Low explosives
  • Incendiary devices
  • Grenades
  • High explosives
  • Detonators
  • Timers
  • Batteries
  • Timer power units
  • Case studies
Day Three: Introduction to Port Facility Security
  • Security administration
  • Responsibilities and functions of security organisations
  • Handling sensitive security related information
  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
  • Techniques used to circumvent security
  • Security equipment and systems
  • Characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons likely to threaten security
  • Security related communications
Day Four: Port Facility Security Assessment
  • Risk assessment 4: 2: 1
  • Risk assessment methodology
  • Key point identification CARVER
  • Evacuation planning
  • Search planning
Day Five: Port Facility Security Plan

Day 5 will bring together the discussions and group work of days 1 – 4 with the format of the port facility security plan for the delegate’s port of responsibility.

  • Case study development of security Level 1
  • Case study development of security Level 2
  • Case study development of security Level 3

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course.


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