Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

Law dated 17 June 2004 stipulates the terms whereby a Port Facility Security Officer Training Certificate to ISPS (International Ship and Port Security) standard can be delivered, as well as the contents of the corresponding training session. GEOS is certified by the French government to deliver Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) training.

Be able to perform the duties of a Port Facility security agent as set out in section A/17.2 of the ISPS Code.

Port Facility and Port Terminal Management staff. All personnel likely to have responsibilities in the area of ISPS.
12 trainees maximum

32 hours over 4 to 5 days.

Program and teaching method
The program shall comply with terms of French Law dated 17 June 2004.

  • Conduct a preliminary security audit of port facility.

  • Coordinate drafting and updating of security plan of port facility (PFSP).

  • Implement port facility security plan and proceed with drills to ensure compliance.

  • Conduct regular security inspections of port facility.

  • Recommend and incorporate modifications to PFSP to rectify gaps and update the plan to cover relevant changes affecting port facility.

  • Ensure that personnel in charge of port facility security have received appropriate training.

  • Coordinate implementation of PFSP with security agent(s) of company and ship.

  • Coordinate with public authorities competent in the area of security.

  • Ensure that security equipment is correctly used, tested, calibrated and maintained.

  • Assist the ship security officer with authenticating the identity of persons seeking to board the ship.

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