British Standards Institution News

British Standard Institution revises information security management system norms

BSI, the business standards company, has revised its guidance standard for information security management systems, BS 7799-3 ‘guidelines for information security risk management.’ BS 7799-3 specifically assists organisations regarding the risks and opportunities aspects in the internationally recognised ISO 27001 information technology, security techniques, information security management systems and requirements. BS 7799-3 provides guidance on defining, applying, maintaining and e...

Messe Essen modernises contents and spaces for Security Essen 2018

The Advisory Board for Security Essen recently passed a resolution in favour of the new allocation and at its meeting set decisive points for the next event The global fair for civil security will put itself on a new footing as far as both the contents and the spaces are concerned. Starting with the coming event from September 25 to 28, 2018, exhibitors and visitors will profit from a new hall allocation at Messe Essen. In the future, the structure will be oriented even more s...

British Standards Institution revises door security standard to meet new challenges and changes in law

BS 7960:2016 was revised to accommodate changes in the legal requirements for door security staff British Standards Institution, the business standards company, has revised BS 7960 Door Supervision – Code of Practice. The updated standard gives recommendations for the organisation and management of companies providing door supervision services, whether contracted or in-house, to licenses premises or events. Fulfilling legal requirements BS 7960:2016 was revised to acco...

First edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 to lead upward trend of fire safety and security markets

Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017 is expected to host more than 100 exhibitors, including 22 launch partners Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the upward trend for the fire safety systems market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as stringent government regulations fuel demand for the replacement of existing and outdated equipment. According to consultancy firm 6Wresearch, the GCC’s fire safety systems market was worth US $ 1.36 billion in 2015, with Saudi Arabia (US $...

BSI’s new BS 8517 Code of practice - guidelines on how to correctly handle security and detection dogs

BSI’s BS 8517 recommends how to handle security dogs, while complying with existing government legislation BSI, the business standards company, has launched BS 8517-1, Code of practice for the use of general security dogs and BS 8517-2, Code of practice for the use of detection dogs, to provide guidelines for organisations and individuals who use dogs as a security measure. BSI convened a diverse group of individuals and organisations who use security dogs, such as cons...

IHS Markit research: How Brexit affects the security industry

Since the Brexit vote, some warning signs for the security market have begun to appear Should the United Kingdom follow through with its plans to leave the European Union (EU), there could be a number of consequences that filter through to security industry stakeholders. Short term outlook In theory, the short-term the market outlook for 2016 and 2017 should be relatively unaffected, the UK has yet to activate Article 50, which instigates the formal procedure to leave the EU...

IPSA member company STM Security achieves NSI Guarding Gold approval

The approval recognises compliance with both the security guarding standard BS 7499 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems IPSA Member Company STM Security Group (UK) Ltd received confirmation recently that the company has achieved NSI Guarding Gold approval following the recent audit by NSI. This recognises compliance with both the security guarding standard BS 7499 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. STM had decided to change their accreditation body for commercial re...

Vehicle barrier certification sets new standards for vendors with stringent testing measures

Barriers certified by the US Department of State can be trusted to withstand specified weights and speeds This time of year, in the early spring, there pops up a plethora of trade shows in which security vendors can present their newest marvels to potential customers. Not to be outdone are the barriers manufacturers. Their products will range from a large metal planter to be placed in an area where no traffic is allowed to movable barriers which lower to let a car drive over...

Automatic Systems is now approved by Constructionline to supply to construction industry

According to John Baker, Country Manager, the approval will help Automatic Systems carry out contracts more quickly and easily Automatic Systems, a world leader in the automation of secure entrance control, announces that it is now Constructionline approved. Constructionline is the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre...

BSI revise CCTV – Management and operation – Code of practice

The changes take into account introduction of CCTV Code of Practice issued by SCC as required by Freedoms of Information Act 2012 BSI, the business standards company, revised BS 7958:2015 Closed circuit television (CCTV) – Management and operation – Code of practice. The changes take into account the introduction of the CCTV Code of Practice issued by the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) as required by the Freedoms of Information Act 2012. Closed circuit tel...

BSI receives accreditation from UKAS for new ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 Standards

The revised version of the standards feature a new high level structure which includes common text, terms and definitions BSI, the business standards company, has become one of the first certification bodies to receive the official UK accreditation status from The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the new Environmental Management Systems Standard, ISO 14001:2015 and the new Quality Management Systems Standard, ISO 9001:2015. This adds to BSI’s previous accr...

BSIA welcomes British Standard BS 8584: 2015 Vacant Property Protection Services – Code of Practice publication

BSIA was instrumental in development of standard and several VPP section members contributed their expertise The British Security Industry Association’s Vacant Property Protection section has welcomed the publication of British Standard BS 8584: 2015 Vacant Property Protection Services – Code of Practice. The BSIA was instrumental in the development of the standard and several members of its Vacant Property Protection (VPP) Section contributed their expertise throu...