Security training

The PD Ports Harbour Police training & development team can offer courses in all aspects of security training specialising in port security and ISPS.

  • Port Facility Security Officer
  • Port Police Probationer Course
  • SIA Level 2 Security Guarding
  • SIA Level 2 PSS CCTV
  • NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Port Operations
  • NVQ Level 2 and 3 in Security Supervision
  • First Aid
  • Defibrillator Training

 In addition to these qualifications we can offer bespoke training and services including:

  • ISPS induction & ISPS Awareness
  • ISPS Security Plan Audits
  • ISPS Drills & Exercises
  • Security Surveys
  • Security Audits
  • Conflict Management
  • Lone Worker Protection
  • Personal Awareness
  • Drug & Alcohol testing
  • Ship Boarding
  • Working at Water Edge
  • Safety Line Throw Bags

All courses and services can be arranged on request.

Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

In partnership with Teesside University (School of Social Sciences and Law) PD Ports offers a Department for Transport recognised PFSO qualification with a University Certificate of Professional Development (30 credits). The course runs over 3 days and includes topics such as:

  • The role of the PFSO
  • The International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code, associated legislation and policy
  • Port Security Regulations
  • Ship and Port Facility Security Measures
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • Security Plans and Document implementation
  • Dynamic Risk Assessment
  • Incident Management
  • Control of Access
  • Searching / Drills and Exercises
  • Incident Management
  • Security Level 1 & 2 Exercises
  • Role/Liaison with related agencies

Some pre-course work is required plus a pre read of the ISPS code the PFSO programme then has two Summative Assessments:

  • You will undertake an open-book exam to show your understanding of the classroom-based phase. This will require you to respond in written format to a series of subjective questions, using relevant texts to assist you in this process. This work will receive a pass or fail mark. The agreed pass mark is 65%.
  • One assignment of 2,000 words which will briefly demonstrate your understanding of the PFSO role, placed in an organisational context. This should include balanced discussion supported by relevant academic material, and will include relevant documentation. This will be marked to the standard university pass mark (40%) and will constitute the full mark for the programme.