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Security is a serious business. At Impact Security we provide a wide variety of training options covering all types of security requirements including Close Protection, Door Supervision and CCTV Operations. So whatever security training provision you require we have the solution.....



Car Park Management, Guard Dogs, Close Protection, Railway Security or Surveillance. Whatever your security project either long or short term we can provide what you need. Impact Security has years of experience in the security sector so you know you are in safe hands.....



Impact Security has two offices, our Head Office is located in Colchester, North Essex under one hour from London and a further office in Manchester enabling us to cover the whole of the country. So no matter where you are located in the UK, Impact Security can offer our services and training on your doorstep. 


Ship Security Officer (SSO) Course

This course contains the following subjects; MARSEC, SOLAS and the ISPS code, Security Interaction, Duties of a Ships Security Officer, Threat Identification, Recognition and Response, Ships Security Assessments and Plans, The 3 Security Levels, Security Actions and Equipment, Practical Security Drills and Exercises, Responsibilities and Reporting, Port State Security Controls, MSC 89, BMP4 and High Risk Areas. The course is aimed at: Aspirant Ships Security Officers and designated ships security staff and people who are moving into the Maritime Security Sector, or currently work as an independent contractor. Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC). Privately contracted security personnel (PCASP) or employees of a PMSC. This course is a pre-requisite for those who are looking to gain their commercial endorsement and provides the security skills that most maritime security companies desire and is the essential foundation in use by current professional maritime security operators and those moving into maritime security (MARSEC).

Dates & Cost

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Assessment is ongoing by the course instructor and there are also question and answer papers to successfully complete throughout the course duration. An MCA SSO accredited certificate will be issued upon completion.

The course follows the syllabus as laid down by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and MCA. Workbooks and handbooks are provided. Any additional notes will be provided for you. You may wish to bring your own writing material to make additional notes.

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