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

BS 7499:2013

Static site guarding and mobile patrol service. Code of practice

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : September 2013 Replaced By : BS 7984-3:2020, BS 7499:2020

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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
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 September 2013
Withdrawn Date30 April 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)PD 6662:2017, BS 5839-1:2017, BS 7984, BS 7958, BS 5979, BS EN 50131-1, BS 7858
Informative References(Provided for Information)Data Protection Act 1998, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Working Time Regulation 2003, BS ISO 10002, BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005, Private Security Industry Act 2001, BS 7799-1:2005, pr EN 50518-2, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, pr EN 50518-3, The Equality Act 2010, pr EN 50518-1, BS 7960:2005, BS 7872:2011, PD 5454:2012, BS 8406:2009
Replaced ByBS 7984-3:2020, BS 7499:2020
ReplacesBS 7499:2007
Draft Superseded By13/30275054 DC
DescriptorsManagement, Service industries, Anti-vandalism measures, Consumer-supplier relations, Training, Security systems in buildings, Anti-burglar measures, Safety measures, Conditions of employment, Vehicles, Security personnel, Alarm systems, Security
ISBN978 0 580 81340 5
File Size714 KB

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