2. Key Aspects of Current Legislation and Codes of Practise affecting the British *Private *Security Industry
The Private Security Industry Act 2001 outlines a system for the statutory regulation of the private security industry. The Act focuses on several key issues including but not limited to, licensing regulation, screening of personnel and industry standards.
Codes of Practise
The Codes of Practice provide a framework for best practice to raise performance standards and to assist the private security industry in developing new opportunities. The Codes of Practice are applicable to all private security organisations engaged in manned and mobile guarding, key-holding, CCTV monitoring or door supervision activities. The Codes of Practice include:
*BS 7499:2002 Code of Practice for Static Guarding or Mobile P*atrol services
Recommendations for the management of an organisation who provide manned guarding services on a static and or mobile patrol basis.
*BS 7858:2006 Code of Practice for S*ecur*ity s*creening of personnel employed in a security environment
Recommendations for the security screening of personnel in an environment where the security of people, goods or property is a significant feature of the employing organisation’s operations.
*BS 7984:2001 Code of Practice for K*ey*-holding and Response S*ervices
Recommendations for the management, staffing and operation of an organisation providing key-holding and response services on a contracted basis.
BS 7958: 2005 Code of Practice for the management and operation of closed-circuit television (CCTV)
Recommendations for the operation and management of CCTV within a controlled environment, where data that may be offered as evidence is received, stored, reviewed or analysed.