This document includes the main overarching requirements for the provision of private security services for critical infrastructure.
NOTE 1 – This document is the first part of a series of standards on the provision of private security services for critical infrastructure. It will be complemented by other sector specific parts, which give more detailed requirements for related services such as aviation, maritime and port security.
NOTE 2 – Examples of critical infrastructure sectors are given in Annex A.
NOTE 3 – See Figure 1.
NOTE 4 – It is important that the selection of a private security service provider always represents the best balance between quality and price. This document sets out the minimum requirements that providers should comply with in order for this balance to be struck.
It specifies service requirements for quality in the organization, processes, personnel and management of a security service provider and/or its independent branches and establishments under commercial law and trade as a provider of security services.
It lays down quality criteria for the delivery of security services requested by public and private clients.
This document is suitable for the selection, attribution, awarding and reviewing of the most suitable provider of security services.