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Body language in the Security Industry

Nonverbal communication can have marked influence on situations in the security industry. During your security officer training, you will learn extensively about how to use appropriate body language according to your situation. The body language you use as a security officer can support your function as a protective or helpful role. It can also present [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:03+11:00July 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Body language in the Security Industry

Understanding the Court System

  To understand our justice system in Australia as a trained Australian Security Officer, we need to understand the roles of the various courts. The courts system is divided up into five levels in order to interpret the various types of laws. The use of each is determined by the nature (Common or Criminal) and [...]

2022-06-07T14:01:03+11:00July 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Understanding the Court System

Tracking & Monitoring Shipping Container Content

  Maritime cargo goes through rigorous procedures to make sure that the content carried is not compromised or tampered with during transition. There are several systems in place that detect any tampering with and allow for the safe assessment of shipping container contents.   Tagging and Tracking This technology system is a way of tagging [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

The 7 Steps of Maritime Security Risk Assessment

  The Maritime Risk Assessment Process is known as the “Seven Steps”. It proceeds as follows. Establish Context Firstly, establish identify the key assets and areas of importance. Assess the impact of destruction and the ability to recovers. Do this using ratings of critical, moderate or marginal. Evaluate potential impacts. What will the risk or [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00July 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Potential Maritime Threats

  The following are universally identified as potential threats when working in Maritime Security. Terrorism Although terrorist attacks represent a minor 2% of all international maritime incidents to date, the nature of the industry means that terrorism is considered a common threat. Attacks of a biological nature are of particular concern (such as the interference [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Ship Security Officer Duties

  The Ship Security Officer (SSO) is appointed by the security company and the ship’s master to ensuring vessel security. They are an important asset under the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) code and must hold certificates of proficiency for their role. The shipping company will appoint, on each of its vessels, a Ship [...]

2019-05-21T21:17:44+11:00June 8th, 2015|0 Comments