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Joining the BSIA's Security Guarding Section

Companies wishing to join the BSIA's Security Guarding Section must meet the following criteria in order to be admitted to the section:

Security Guarding Section Criteria

Security Guarding Supplier – A company that provides security guarding services, including static and patrolling guards and response, mobile, keyholding, custodial and escorting services.

Security Guarding Section ISO 9001 Accreditation

In accordance with clause 2.3 of the Model Section Rules of the Association, membership of the Security Guarding Section is conditional on the Operating Board being satisfied that the member has the relevant ISO 9001 accreditation.

Standards Applicable

The current standards are:  

Members should ensure that all employees are to be security screened to: BS 7858 – “Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment”

Members must conform to the latest version of BS 7499: - “Code of practice for Static site guarding and mobile patrol services”.  

If engaged in the training of use of guard dogs, applicants must comply with the Dogs Act 1975 and must supply evidence: (a) of the provision of proper facilities, and the maintenance at all times of high and humane standards in relation to kenneling, feeding and exercise with regular qualified veterinary inspection; (b) that training is carried out exclusively by properly qualified personnel by methods which pay proper regard to the welfare of the dog and are related to the production of a healthy, humanely disciplined animal of good general temperament, trained, when working, to do so under the control of a suitably qualified handler.

For more information about joining the BSIA, or for advice on achieving the above criteria, call Sharon Mughal on 07803 891742.