Port Facility Security Officer Refresher Training

Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) Refresher Training


Course Duration:  One (1) Day


The Graspan Frankton Port Facility Security Officer Refresher Course is defined as continuation training undertaken by a professional already qualified as a PFSO, and in possession of a PFSO training certificate issued by one of DfT’s accredited training providers. Department for Transport Approved training program that follows the framework of the ISPS Code. The training requirements for PFSOs are set out in Chapter XI-2 of the Annex to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as amended, and in Part A and B of the International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, which are mandatory requirements under UK legislation.


The Graspan Frankton PFSO refresher course specification has been developed by DfT, through its Maritime Operations Division to satisfy these requirements and must be completed at least every five years. Successful candidates will receive an approved refresher certificate. PFSO refresher courses are valid for a period of no more than five years from the date of course completion.


Course Outline:


Following a successful PFSO refresher training course, candidates will be familiarised across the following areas:


  • Port Security Regulations 2009/2013
  • Threat identification and CPNI updates
  • Port Security Authorities
  • CERS; Pre-Arrival/DoS
  • Port Facility Security Instructions
  • Port Facility Security Plan (updated format)
  • Development of a Security Culture
  • Cyber Security
  • IED and weapons – Recent finds
  • Crowded Spaces
  • Security Levels
  • Contingency Planning; Drills and Exercises


The course can be delivered throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally where required. Either at one of our training facilities or at your location. Enquire with us today below.

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