imo model course 3.21

Port Facility Security Oficer ( PFSO)

This course aims to equip designated personnel with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to perform the duties and assume the responsibilities of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), as defined in section A/2.1.8 & A/17.2 of the ISPS Code.


The course focuses on:

  • Understanding the ISPS Code
  • Assessment of security risks, threats and vulnerability
  • Developing, maintaining and supervising the implementation of a Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP)
  • Conducting periodic inspections of the port for which the participant is designated to act as the Port Facility Security Officer to ensure appropriate security measures are implemented and maintained
  • Ensuring that security equipment and systems, if any, are properly operated, tested and calibrated
  • Encouraging security awareness and vigilance
  • Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
  • Security training, drills and exercises

Registration for Imo Model Course  3.21

Port Facility Security Offcier (PFSO)