Specialist Services criteria

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 UKAS certification

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 UKAS certification.

Standards Applicable 

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 - "Codes of practice for Close Protection Services”.

Code of Ethics for BSIA Members

BSIA members shall adhere to the Standards of Ethics stated in the Articles and the Model Section Rules and the “Code of ethics for BSIA Members - Supplementary Annex for all sections” (Form 355).

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