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Port Facility Security

Course Library

A complete library for all of your port facility security training needs.

The Port Facility library contains 32 courses that satisfy the Maritime Transportation Security Act mandate for facility personnel training. These courses were developed from the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), International Maritime Organization (IMO), and International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) codes. Each course is fully narrated and contains comprehensive test questions to ensure the learner’s comprehension.

Our courses are delivered via a state-of-the-art learning management system that allows you to customize curricula, adjust testing parameters, and even customize courses with site-specific content and photos.

Port Facility Security Course Descriptions

749 - Port Facility Security Awareness

Port Facility Security Awareness addresses the need for port facility security and basic security requirements; the intent of the MTSA and the FSP; potential security problems; Certain Dangerous Cargo; and hazardous materials recognition and associated basic concerns. (40 min)

750 International Maritime Security Regulations

International Maritime Security Regulations examines the IMO role in maritime security; the applicable elements of SOLAS 74; which ports and ships come under the ISPS Code; and the USCG role in implementing ISPS Code. (25 min)

751 Threats to Maritime Security

Threats to Maritime Security addresses maritime security threats, including methods criminals use to smuggle aliens, contraband, money, and cargo; threats from piracy, armed robbery, and terrorism; how threats affect the maritime industry; and ways to prevent or minimize the risks of security threats. (40 min)

752 Intermodal Operations

Intermodal Operations addresses intermodal shipping key terms; risks associated with intermodal shipping; maritime transportation logistics including the path that cargo follows from the shipper to the receiver; and documentation required for transporting and transferring cargo. (35 min)

753 Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)

Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) addresses the basic goals, provisions, and importance of the Maritime Transportation Security Act; MTSA-required security measures for identification of people and vessels; MTSA provisions for security incident response; MARSEC levels, directives, and security breaches; and MTSA enforcement provisions. (55 min)

754 MTSA for Facilities

MTSA for Facilities addresses general requirements of the Maritime Security Transportation Act for facilities; responsibilities and qualifications of each entity involved in maintaining an effective and compliant facility security program; and security assessments and plans maintained to organize facility security. (20 min)

755 MTSA for Certain Dangerous Cargo

MTSA for Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) examines Certain Dangerous Cargo pertaining to port facilities and vessels; recognition of a CDC facility or vessel; CDC-required special security measures; and how CDC regulations are interrelated. (20 min)

756 MTSA for Vessels

MTSA for Vessels addresses Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulations as they relate to vessels; responsibilities of the Company Security Officer, Vessel Security Officer, the Master, and the operator/owner; and basic vessel security measures. (20 min)

757 Government and Law Enforcement in Maritime Security

Government and Law Enforcement in Maritime Security addresses major maritime security initiatives at the federal level and the describes the law enforcement agencies involved in facility security. (25 min)

758 Ship/Port Interface Security

Ship/Port Interface Security examines when to use a Declaration of Security (DoS); the contents of a DoS; who can complete a DoS; and reporting requirements of vessels prior to entering port including MARSEC Level compliance, Notice of Arrival, and Notice of Departure. (15 min)

759 Maritime Security Levels (MARSEC)

Maritime Security Levels (MARSEC) defines MARSEC levels; compares MARSEC and DHS security levels; and describes what actions are required when the MARSEC Level changes. (10 min)

760 Port Facility Security Actions

Port Facility Security Actions addresses the identity and meaning of each MARSEC level; actions required by port facilities at each MARSEC level; security procedures for corresponding MARSEC levels; and additional security actions for certain types of facilities. (40 min)

761 Facility Security Assessments

Facility Security Assessments examines the importance of a Facility Security Assessment (FSA) when creating a Facility Security Plan; background information needed for an FSA; conducting on-scene surveys; analysis and recommendation steps required for an FSA; and how to write an FSA report. (45 min)

762 Risk Assessment Methodology

Risk Assessment Methodology addresses key terms used in risk analysis; steps in the risk assessment process and how to conduct each step; software and checklists for security risk assessments; and risk assessment best practices. (50 min)

763 Security Equipment

Security Equipment discusses perimeters of a physical security system and the purpose of each; components of a security system for each perimeter; types, advantages, and limitations of security equipment; and the most important areas of a facility to protect. (75 min)

764 Equipment Maintenance, Testing, and Calibration

Equipment Maintenance, Testing, and Calibration Equipment Maintenance, Testing, and Calibration addresses preventive maintenance of security equipment and the implementation and use of records in a preventive maintenance program. Equipment Maintenance, Testing, and Calibration addresses preventive maintenance of security equipment; implementing a preventive maintenance program; and using records in a preventive maintenance program.Root Cause Problem Elimination is also discussed. (55 min)

765 Port Facility Security Plan Development and Approval

Port Facility Security Plan Development and Approval addresses the purpose and required content of an FSP; why the FSP is a security-sensitive document and procedures for handling it; the FSP approval process; reasons for adding temporary security measures to the FSP, and subsequent approval process. (40 min)

766 Port Facility Security Plan Implementation and Maintenance

FSP Implementation and Maintenance addresses the planning process for successful implementation of a Facility Security Plan and measures needed to implement the plan; methods to assure that the plan remains effective over time; and communication and approval processes for implementing changes to the plan.

769 Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures addresses the elements of an emergency plan; how to minimize interruption of operations during and after an emergency; actions to take as the result of a bomb threat or releases of chemical, biological, or radioactive agents; and threats to facilities from vessel-related emergencies. (55 min)

770 Emergency Preparedness - Drills and Exercises

Emergency Preparedness Drills and Exercises addresses the purpose and requirements for drills and exercises and the differences between them; elements of drills and exercises; and post-drill/exercise performance assessment and debriefing. (70 min)

771 Recordkeeping and Document Management

Recordkeeping and Document Management explores types of documents that must be always available to the U.S.Coast Guard; validity and verification requirements for the Statement of Compliance for a facility; recording and record retention requirements for facility security activities; good recordkeeping practices for facility security documents; and how to recognize and protect Sensitive Security Information. (35 min)

772 Training Requirements

Training Requirements addresses the planning, standards, and delivery requirements for security training and types of trainees and the recommended course content for each. (15 min)

773 Training Techniques

Training Techniques explores how adults learn; workforce demographics; trainees with special needs; training development; proven techniques for training delivery; evaluating training delivery options; and training session preparation. (45 min)

774 Weapons and Dangerous Substances

Weapons and Dangerous Substances provides facility security personnel with information about weapons and dangerous substances as well as methods for detecting them.  (70 min)

775 Physical Searches and Screening Methods

Physical Searches and Screening Methods examines who is authorized to do a search and when it should be done.Also addressed are types of non-intrusive searches and special considerations when conducting a physical search. (85 min)

776 Site Search Methods

Site Search Methods examines planning a site search; conducting a site search using search sectors and check cards; recognizing when to initiate a search; conducting interior and exterior searches; recognizing hiding places; and handling evidence. (60 min)

777 Recognizing Persons Posing Risks

Recognizing Persons Posing Risks addresses security risk observation techniques; general characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security; and appropriate ways to respond to a person who may pose a security risk. (45 min)

778 Circumventing Security Measures

Circumventing Security Measures explores methods used by criminals and terrorists to circumvent security measures; signs of terrorist activities; and techniques to thwart terrorist activities. (50 min)

779 Crowd Management

Crowd Management explores basic crowd psychology; crowd management during a crisis; physical management of a crowd; event planning; and effective crowd control. (70 min)

780 Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials addresses hazardous materials regulations that impact facilities; definition, detection, and identification of hazardous materials; risks associated with handling hazardous materials cargoes and with hosting vessels carrying hazardous materials; and hazardous material incident response at ports. (45 min)

781 Drug Awareness for Maritime Employees

Drug Awareness for Maritime Employees discusses symptoms of drug or alcohol abuse; observable effects and workplace issues associated with commonly abused drugs; purpose of a drug- and alcohol-free workplace policy; likely workplace consequences of substance abuse; getting help for substance abuse; what to do if a worker recognizes symptoms of substance abuse in a coworker; and a self-test for substance abuse problems. (55 min)

782 Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors

Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors addresses drug and alcohol problems in the workplace; the benefits of a drug-free workplace; role of a supervisor in a drug-free workplace program; regulations concerning a drug-free workplace;  a successful drug-free workplace program; employee performance problems and physical characteristics that may indicate substance abuse; job factors that may lead to stress and substance abuse; confronting employees who may have substance abuse problems; help and information resources for employees. (50 min)