Port Facility Security
Addresses the need for port facility security and the basic security requirements mandated by the MTSA. The course explains the intent of the MTSA, outlines a port’s Facility Security Plan, and also discusses potential security problems, certain dangerous cargo, and the importance of hazardous materials recognition.
Examines the IMO role in maritime security, the applicable elements of SOLAS 74, the ports and ships that come under the ISPS Code, and the USCG role in implementing the ISPS Code.
Explains the importance of recognizing maritime security threats from piracy, armed robbery, and terrorism, the effects of these threats, and ways to prevent or minimize these threats.
Defines key shipping terms, risks associated with intermodal shipping, maritime transportation logistics, and documentation required for transporting and transferring cargo.
Analyzes the basic goals, provisions, and importance of the Maritime Transportation Security Act, including security measures for identification of people and vessels; provisions for security incident response; MARSEC levels, directives, and security breaches; and enforcement provisions.
Explains general requirements of the Maritime Security Transportation Act for facilities, responsibilities and qualifications of entities involved in maintaining a compliant facility security program, and security assessments and plans used to organize facility security.
Examines 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.
Delves into 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.
Addresses major maritime security initiatives at the federal level and lists government and law enforcement agencies involved in facility security.
Explains when to use a Declaration of Security (DoS), what is included in its contents, and who can complete one, and the reporting requirements of vessels prior to entering port, including MARSEC level compliance, Notice of Arrival, and Notice of Departure.
Defines MARSEC levels, compares MARSEC and DHS security levels, and describes what actions are required when the MARSEC Level changes.
Illustrates the identity and meaning of each MARSEC level, actions required by port facilities, security procedures, and additional security actions for certain types of facilities.
Examines the importance of a Facility Security Assessment (FSA) when creating a Facility Security Plan, the background information needed, conduction of on-scene surveys, analysis and recommendation steps required, and the FSA report.
Explains the key terms used in risk analysis, the steps taken in the risk assessment process and how to conduct each step, the software and checklists for security risk assessments, and risk assessment best practices.
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.
Addresses preventive maintenance of security equipment and the implementation and use of records in a preventive maintenance program.
Covers the required content of an FSP and explains how it should be handled, the FSP approval process, and possible temporary security measures that may apply to an FSP.
Explains planning and implementation of a Facility Security Plan, methods to ensure that the plan remains effective over time, and communication and approval processes for implementing changes to the plan.
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.
Addresses the purpose and requirements for drills and exercises, elements and differences, and post-drill/exercise performance assessment and debriefing.
Explores types of documents that must be available to the U.S. Coast Guard, validity and verification requirements for the Statement of Compliance, recordkeeping, and handling of Sensitive Security Information.
Explains specific training standards mandated by the MTSA for facilities and provides methods for completion.
Discusses how adults learn, workforce demographics, trainees with special needs, training development and techniques, evaluating training delivery options, and training session preparation.
Provides facility security personnel with information about weapons and dangerous substances as well as methods for detecting them.
Examines persons authorized to do a search and when one should be done. Non-intrusive searches and special considerations when conducting a physical search are also addressed.
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.
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.
Explores methods used by criminals and terrorists to circumvent security measures, signs of terrorist activities, and techniques to thwart terrorist activities.
Explores basic crowd psychology, crowd management during a crisis, physical management of a crowd, event planning, and effective crowd control.
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.
Discusses symptoms and consequences of drug or alcohol abuse, effects and workplace issues associated with drug abuse, purpose of a drug- and alcohol-free workplace policy, resources for seeking help, and a self-test for substance abuse problems.
Addresses the benefits of a drug-free workplace and program, the role of a supervisor, recognizing substance abuse, associated regulations, job factors, confronting employees, and help resources for employees.