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MACDONNELL places for people

MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

To enroll in all Facility, Vessel and Ferry Security Training Classes
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Port Worker or Crew Security Awareness (PWSA)—1400M
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Employers of port personnel and vessel crews are required by the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) to have some basic maritime security awareness training.  In Canada, the training topics are defined in Section 214 and Section 308 of the Marine Transportation Security Regulations.  Candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by MacDonnell Security Training Provider. 



To meet the regulatory training requirements and for port and vessel peronnel to have an appropriate knowledge base on maritime security requirements and understanding of relevant security measures being implemented within your marine facility or onboard your vessel.

Key Topics Include: The course is completed within 4 hrs and covers:

  • Maritime Security Awareness and Developments
  • Canadian Maritime Security Framework
  • Security Plan Requirements
  • Consent to search and authorized screening
  • Reporting suspicious persons, activities or objects 
  • Recognition of Weapons, Explosive Devices or other dangerous items
  • Performing Search Activities 
  • Implementing Response Procedures

Training program sponsors are organizations committed to excellence in learning and professional development for the port and maritime workforce.

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