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IAMSP Launches eLearning Platform

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    IAMSP is proud to announce the next phase of its capacity for its members and the maritime industry in general. As of 03 September 2011, codes for IAMSP full and associate members will be available upon request. These codes will give them access to the eLearning portal at no additional cost.
    As an international association with a global reach, this eLearning portal will assist IAMSP members around the world by leveraging the internet and modern technology. These programs have undergone critical review by persons considered competent or experts in the areas concerned.
    As a result, our members will be able to receive familiarization-level training on a range of topics without the disrupt of travel, time away away from work or additional costs.
    This eLearning portal will provide the first IAMSP certificate, focussing on the following elements:
  • The Duty of Care
  • The theory behind the Use of Force
  • An introduction to the structure of maritime legal issues
  • An introduction to the various Human Rights conventions applicable in the domain
  • How the above are integrated into management
    As noted in several requirements, training associated with these topics is becoming more prevalent and required by the Industry. IAMSP decided as part of its efforts to raise the standards of professionalism within the industry and its core values of providing return on investment to its members, to make these modules available as an integrated element of its full and associate memberships. Further, for those companies that had submitted to or successfully passed the vetting process, these courses will also be made available to those companies permanent employees.These courses will be made publicly availabe in the near future through an eCommerce portal.
    This series of courses was initiated based on IAMSP's commitment to professionalism within the industry. A core element of this professional conduct is adherence to the principles associated with the appropriate protection of Human Rights. As a result, these courses provide a strong basis from which the security practitioner can build a comprehensive understanding of the various elements that integrate with human rights issues.
    The eLearning Portal is available at www.elearning.iamsponline.org. Full and Associate members may request their access codes (needed for the free registration) from either the President (amcdougall (at) iamsponline.org) or Secretary-Treasurer (secretary (at) iamsponline.org).
    Each module is followed by a short quiz of randomly selected questions that, should an individual be successful in meeting the requirements to pass, will result in the individual being issued a certificate clearly that he had passed the course. This certificate will also be retained in the individual's electronic profile for the purposes of verification.
    This effort has been the result of a detailed research process and the work of several members of the IAMSP Executive and membership. This collaborative effort on behalf of the Association and the industry is a clear example of how IAMSP is unique in providing credible returns to its members and the industry in general.
      Those interested in joining IAMSP, a truly international, professionally-driven Association for the maritime industry, are invited to visit our webpage at www.iamsponline.org

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IAMSP Membership Identified in Bahamas Bulletin 128

IAMSP is pleased to inform those seeking to practice or practicing within the realm of armed security on board vessels that its membership has been accepted as one of three named organizations that can be used to assist in the verificationof professional standing accepted by the Bahamas Maritime Authority. This recognition is based upon our support for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.

IAMSP commits to ensuring that the following three principles are maintained in this effort:

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  • To maintain this status for as long as reasonable and for as long as it does not conflict with the principles defined in the Code of Practice;
  • To ensure that this status is not abused through overpricing its memberships for persons seeking to join the Association, maintaining our core principles that professionalism is based upon competence, compliance and conduct and not the ability to pay; and
  • To establish a clearly defined method for those members to both self-assess their level of adherence to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers and to assist them in preparing for oversight activities (such as audits) that may result from the requirement to adhere to the written letter and principles of the Code.

For those that are seeking to meet this requirement and believe that they can achieve the highest professional standards, please feel free to contact us or visit the website for further details.

International Code of Conduct

Reposted from 11 November 2010 - The IAMSP is proud to be amongst the first Industry Associations lending their support and signatures to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. Allan McDougall represented ISSG Holdings, Evolutionary Security, APPDSand IAMSP at the signing ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland on 09 November 2010.

This Code of Conduct, often referred to as the ICoC, is the first major step in a vital effort to ensure that companies operating in Formal Dresses NZ: Wedding Dresses,Bridesmaid Dresses,Ball Prom Dresses,Cocktail Gownscomplex environments (where the rule of law has been significantly eroded) conduct their operations in a way that is respectful of the human rights that have been enshrined in such documents as the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This ICoC builds upon the foundations that were laid with the Montreux Document and so it may be seen as an appropriate evolutionary step rather than a revolutionary step. This is important because we need to understand that this is not a sudden and short term effort. It is something that is going to be built, implemented and maintained over time.

To date, we have been involved as an original signatory. We are currently involved in the process that will become the Maritime Security appendix and also involved in the ASIS International efforts associated with the development of the Technical standards. In short, the Association is proud to be able to say that it is at the leading edge of the development of this important effort.

For those interested in participating in the development of this Code, a discussion forum is being set up in this space within the controlled members area where specific elements can be discussed, collated and then presented to the drafting authorities.

 

IAMSP Represented on ASIS Technical Committee for the ICoC

We are pleased to announce that IAMSP will be represented in the community of 200 persons selected as the ASIS International Technical Committee for the development of the standards for the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. Allan McDougall, President of the Association and Director of Evolutionary Security Management (a signatory company) has been selected to participate in this important effort.

IAMSP continues to be involved in this significant effort, including the upcoming efforts to draft the maritime security Appendix to this work as one of a number of industry stakeholders.