BS 7499:2013 Static site guarding and mobile patrol service – Code of practice

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BS 7499:2013

Static site guarding and mobile patrol service. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : September 2013



Organizations should possess a clearly defined management structure showing control and accountability at each level of operation.

This British Standard gives recommendations for the management, staffing and operation of an organization providing security guarding services on a static site and/or mobile patrol basis.

How does it work?

BS 7499 explains the normative references as well as the terms and conditions relating to security services. It takes an in-depth look at the organization and its resources to ensure the right safety measures are put in place. Other topics include best practice services and the training of security personnel. 

Who should buy it?

•    Organizations providing security services
•    Organizations installing alarm systems
•    Security service training officers
•    Anyone responsible for security systems in buildings

It does not apply to all security services, for example cash-in-transit services, secure parcel services, key holding and response services, door supervisors, close protection services, event stewarding and the management and operation of closed-circuit television (CCTV).

NOTE: Recommendations for cash-in-transit services, CCTV, door supervisors, key holding and response services and event stewarding are given in BS 7872, BS 7958, BS 7960, BS 7984 and BS 8406 respectively.


1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 The organization
5 Resources
6 Service

Standard NumberBS 7499:2013
TitleStatic site guarding and mobile patrol service. Code of practice
Publication Date30 September 2013
Cross ReferencesBS 5839-1, BS 5979, BS 7858, BS 7958, BS 7984, BS EN 50131-1, PD 6662, BS 7799-1:2005, BS 7872:2011, BS 7960:2005, BS 8406:2009, BS ISO 10002, BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005, PD 5454:2012, pr EN 50518-1, pr EN 50518-2, pr EN 50518-3, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, The Working Time Regulation 2003, The Equality Act 2010, Private Security Industry Act 2001, Data Protection Act 1998, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
ReplacesBS 7499:2007
Draft Superseded By13/30275054 DC
DescriptorsSecurity systems in buildings, Security, Security personnel, Alarm systems, Anti-burglar measures, Anti-vandalism measures, Safety measures, Service industries, Management, Conditions of employment, Training, Consumer-supplier relations, Vehicles
ISBN978 0 580 81340 5
File Size718 KB

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