Chemical Facility Security

While petrochemical facilities have come a long way to be secure and safe places to work, the threat of terrorism has added an imposing dimension to site protection. Can your security team meet the test when it’s time to respond to these very real threats?

OverNite Software’s Chemical Facility Security library provides 18 comprehensive courses to help security personnel develop the vital edge they need to protect their workplaces. The hallmark of this library is its far-reaching scope. Learners are guided through course topics that range from the basics of chemical facility security to terrorist methodology and beyond – essentials all security teams need.

Your security team will become better acquainted with key components and integral players in facility security, such as: security vulnerability assessments, training recommendations, value chain partners, buffer zone protection programs, emergency preparedness drills and exercises, cyber threats, and much more.

Courses are structured in an easy-to-understand format. Each course has objectives, multiple lessons, and feedback screens that help reinforce learning. Automatic bookmarking makes it simple to take a course in segments. All courses are enhanced with: positive feedback screens; informative popups, links, and tooltips; an extensive, library-specific glossary; sophisticated illustrations and animations; and professional narration. Courses are delivered via a state-of-the-art learning management system that allows you to customize curricula, adjust test parameters, use pre-tests, and even customize courses with photos, logos, and site-specific content.


950 Security Awareness

The need for chemical facility security is the focus of this course, which explores everything from common dangerous weapons and substances to security concerns for hazardous materials. This is also an excellent orientation course for personnel new to Chemical Facility Security. (45 min)

951 Threats to Petrochemical Facilities

Can your security team identify the three major security threats to a chemical facility? Those threats and potential vulnerabilities that could invite terrorist attacks are the subjects of this comprehensive course. (25 min)

952 Security Vulnerability Assessment

From defining the project to conducting site surveys, this course will provide you with the necessary tools to conduct a Security Vulnerability Assessment. Analysis, recommendations, and report writing also are covered. (65 min)

953 Training Recommendations

The planning process for security training is discussed in this course, which also explains why value chain partners should be included in the planning. The course describes the training needs of different groups of personnel and the recommended curriculum for each group. (30 min)

954 Security Equipment

Learn the characteristics of an effective physical security plan for chemical facilities, including the Buffer Zone Protection Program. This course covers the wide range of security equipment available and considers advantages and limitations of different types of equipment. (90 min)

955 Testing, Calibration, and Maintenance of Security Equipment

Your security team needs properly maintained equipment and this course will help them identify the steps in implementing a preventive maintenance program. Record keeping and root cause failure analysis and their importance in a preventative maintenance program are also explained. (60 min)

956 Facility Security Plan

This course examines the development of a facility security plan, including recommended content and guidelines for updating the plan. (40 min)

957 Emergency Response

Security teams must know what actions to take in case of bomb threats and releases of chemical, biological, and radioactive agents. This course explores those actions and also explains how to minimize interruption of operations during and after an emergency. (55 min)

958 Emergency Preparedness Drills and Exercises

The purposes of emergency preparedness drills and exercises, their elements and differences, and drill and exercise performance assessment and debriefing are examined in this course. (65 min)

959 Information and Cyber Vulnerabilities

Recognition and protection of sensitive security information (SSI) are addressed in this course, with special emphasis on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). (55 min)

960 Training Techniques

This course takes a look at adult learning, workplace demographics, training development, proven training techniques, training delivery, and preparation for training. (45 min)

961 Weapons and Dangerous Substances

Security team members who take this course will learn how to detect and recognize the most common types of weapons and dangerous substances. (65 min)

962 Physical Searches and Screening Methods

Knowing who should conduct physical searches and when they should be done are among topics addressed in this course, as are non-intrusive and physical search methods. (85 min)

963 Site Search Methods

In this course, security personnel will learn how to plan a site search and conduct a search using sectors and check cards. They also will discover when to initiate a search and how to conduct it, including evidence handling. (55 min)

964 Recognizing Persons Posing Risks

Learn how to observe behavioral patterns of people who are likely to threaten security at a facility, and how to respond to that threat. (40 min)

965 Circumventing Security Measures

Explore methods used by criminals and terrorists to circumvent security. In addition, learn the six signs of terrorist activity and what techniques can be used to stop them. (55 min)

966 Crowd Management

This course examines a number of crowd management topics, from crowd management during a crisis to effective control of crowds. (70 min)

967 Hazardous Materials Awareness

Addresses many hazardous material concerns to satisfy the needs of facility security. Regulations that govern hazardous materials, including those administered by DOT and OSHA, are discussed. Various methods for recognizing hazardous materials are demonstrated and the learner is shown proper labeling methods and safety data sheets. The course also covers incident control and response to terrorism and exposure. (75 min)