New ISO Project Committee established

ISO/PC 284 - Management system for quality of private security company (PSC) operations - Requirements with guidance has been established with the scope Standardization in the field of management system for quality of private security company (PSC) operations - Requirements with guidance. 

As a consequence of the increasing international provision of security services by private companies, largely now regulated by legislation, including in Ireland, it is appropriate that the particular issues of this sector in regard to the application of Quality Management Systems be addressed through international standardization.  The new PC has established initial liaisons with ISO/TC 8 - Ships and marine technology, and ISO/TC 223 – Societal security; further details of the PC, whose secretariat will be provided by the USA National Body, ANSI, can be had from the ISO/PC 284 homepage.

The first meeting of PC is scheduled to take place on December 9-11, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, and NSAI is at present gauging the degree of national interest to establish the appropriate level of its participation. 

Interested parties should signal their interests by contacting Dr. Ian Cowan (ian.cowan@nsai.ie), from whom further details may be obtained.