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Company Security Officer (SSO/CSO) Refresher

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Objectives & Topics

  • The ISPS Code - implementation lessons learned since 2004;
  • Review of amendments to SOLAS, the ISPS Code & Legislation & Regulations;
  • Discussion: "Building effective ship/facility security arrangements and relationships";
  • Discussion: "Consistency in ISM & ISPS Code implementation";
  • Company security decision making under pressure;
  • Review of experience with training, drills, exercises and audits;
  • Access control for ships, ports, port and offshore facilities, security zones;
  • Security assessments: good practice and mandatory requirements;
  • Security plans - maintenance, review, amendments ("Variations" or "Revisions");
  • Maritime security levels, responding to security threats & directions - chain of command issues;
  • Discussion - "Will your security plan really save lives?";
  • Correct usage of the "Declaration of Security";
  • Tips for evacuations in port;
  • Security Incident & Event reporting obligations, penalties;
  • Maintaining security awareness and vigilance culture;
  • Tips for developing desktop exercises.