Management system for quality of private security company operations new ISO work item proposal

Issue 46 – February 2013

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a new work item proposal for a Standard on Management system for quality of private security company (PSC) operations – requirements with guidance. The national member body of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in USA (ANSI) has proposed this project to ISO.

This Standard builds on the Montreux Document and the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) for private security service providers. The Standard will:

  • provide requirements and guidance for a management system with auditable criteria for quality assurance of private security company operations. The requirements and guidance will be consistent with respect for human rights, legal obligations, and good practices for operations of private security service provider companies in conditions where governance and the rule of law have been undermined by conflict or disaster
  • provide auditable requirements based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act model for third-party certification of private security service providers working for any client
  • apply to any type of land-based PSC operating in circumstances of weakened governances where the rule of law has been undermined due to human or naturally caused events.

→ Standards New Zealand is consulting with key stakeholders in this area to determine New Zealand's response. To receive a copy of the proposal, for more information, or to provide comments including support for or opposition to the proposal, please email Comments received will be used to form a New Zealand position on this proposal. Please provide your comments by 20 February 2013.


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