UK Govt. adopts ASIS standard for private security service providers overseas

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20 December 2012

ASIS Standard for Private Security Service Providers Overseas Adopted by UK

Author: ASIS International

The ANSI standard, Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations – Requirements with Guidance...has been adopted for use in the United Kingdom...[T]he...standard establishes an auditable mechanism for Private Security Service Providers to provide demonstrable commitment, conformance, and accountability to the principles outlined in the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for Private Security Service Providers and best practices of the Montreux Document ...The purpose of this standard is to improve and demonstrate consistent and predictable quality of services provided by PSCs [private security companies] while maintaining the safety and security of their operations and clients within a framework that aims to ensure respect for human rights, national and international laws, and fundamental freedoms.

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5 March 2012

Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance

Author: ASIS International

This Standard provides...auditable criteria for quality assurance of Private Security Company (PSC) operations and services, consistent with pertinent legal and human rights obligations and good practices related to operations of private security service providers in conditions where governance and the rule of law has been undermined by conflict or disaster. The Standard will enable PSC's to demonstrate their operations and services are consistent with the principles of the Montreux Document...and the "International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers" (ICoC). The auditable requirements are based on the ISO Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model for management system standards used for third-party certification.

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