At Graspan Frankton our core efforts are focused on the provision and development of high-quality training, delivered through a wide range of Internationally recognised training programs, which will provide effective and long-term benefits to your business.

Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) (DfT)

The course is designed for any security officer with the responsibility of overall port security with the Department for Transport (DfT) guidelines.

Cost: £700 +VAT

Duration: 3 Days


  • 16-18 January 2023

Other dates can be arranged throughout the year

Training can be delivered in-house at your location

Refresher training now avavailable (1 day)

Contact us for more details

T: +44 (0) 191 466 1179


Defined by the ISPS (International Ship and Port-Facility Security) Code the PFSO or "Port Facility Security Officer" is responsible for the development, implementation, revise and maintenance of the Port Facility Security Plan. The Port Facility Security Plan not only sets out the necessary measures to prevent unauthorised access of people, weapons and drugs in to the country but also provides a safe and sterile environment for international shipping to operator within.

The Graspan Frankton's PFSO Course is a Department For Transport Approved training program that follows the framework of the ISPS Code. On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Execute the PFSO responsibilities in accordance with the ISPS Code and National Requirements
  • Manage and revise port facility security plans
  • Coordinate effective search plans and security operations
  • Understand and be able to implement security levels
  • Develop, maintain and review port facility access control
  • Conduct port security assessments and threat analyses