Joining the BSIA's Specialist Services Section
Companies wishing to join the BSIA's Specialist Services Section must meet the following criteria in order to be admitted to the section:
Specialist Services Section Criteria
Companies that offer specialist services such as, but not exclusively, CNI services, Technical Services Counter Measures, Surveillance, IT Forensics and Cyber Security.
Specialist Services Section ISO 9001 Accreditation
In accordance with clause 2.3 of the Model Section Rules of the Association, membership of the Specialist Services Section is conditional on the Operating Board being satisfied that the member has the relevant ISO 9001 accreditation.
The current standards are:
Members should ensure that all employees whose employment may involve them in the acquisition of, or access to, knowledge of a confidential nature, improper use of which could involve the member, any client of the member or a third party in a security risk with respect to Security Consultancy are to be security screened to: BS 7858 – “Security screening of individuals employed in a security environment”
Security Consultancies should operate to BS 8549 - “Security Consultancy Code of practice”.
Close Protection members should operate to BS 8507-1; BS 8507-2 - "Code of practice for Close Protection Services”.
For more information about joining the BSIA, or for advice on achieving the above criteria, call Sharon Mughal on 07803 891742.