BS 7499:2020 + Expert Commentary Kit
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BS 7499:2020 + Expert Commentary Kit

Provision of static guarding security services. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : May 2020


What is included in the kit? 

You will receive two documents: a copy of the standard and the Expert Commentary document, with detailed information on the revision of BS 7499 done by industry experts.

What is this standard about?

This is a code of practice giving recommendations on how to provide static security guarding services.  

Who is this standard for?

It’s for security services providers and users, which encompasses:

  • SIA Approved Contractors
  • Organizations providing security services
  • Organizations installing alarm systems
  • Those responsible for security systems in buildings
  • Security service training officers
  • Facilities management companies
  • Security companies
  • The retail, sports, entertainment and airports sectors
  • Prisons, probation and police services
  • Local government

Why should you use this standard?

It gives recommendations for the management, staffing and operation of an organization providing security guarding services on a static site.

NOTE 1: It does not apply to all security services, for example cash-in-transit services, secure parcel services, keyholding and response services, mobile patrol services, door supervisors, close protection services, event stewarding and the management and operation of closed-circuit television (CCTV).

NOTE 2: Recommendations for cash-in-transit services, CCTV, door supervisors, keyholding and response services, mobile patrol services, and event stewarding are given in BS 7872, BS 7958, BS 7960, BS 7984-1, BS 7984-3, and BS 8406 respectively.

What’s changed in this update?

BS 7499:2020 is a radically revised standard. When BS 7499:2013 was being reviewed it was realized that it was doing “treble duty” – acting as a code of practice on static site guarding, a code of practice on mobile patrol services, and being used as a general standard on the provision of security services.

It meant users were potentially getting a lot content that wasn’t relevant to them. Also that there was a lot of duplication throughout the security standards portfolio. Therefore the decision was made to split BS 7499 into three standards:

  • BS 10800:2020, which contains the provision of security services content previously found in the old BS 7499, and which forms the new, overarching standard
  • This standard, BS 7499:2020 which is a revised code of practice, now only covering static guarding security services
  • BS 7984-3:2020, which is a new code of practice on the provision of mobile security services

Standard NumberBS 7499:2020 + Expert Commentary Kit
TitleProvision of static guarding security services. Code of practice
Titles in this kitBS 7499:2020 Provision of static guarding security services. Code of practice

BS 7499:2020 Expert Commentary Expert Commentary for BS 7499:2020. Code of Practice for the provision of static guarding services

Publication Date01 May 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
DescriptorsService industries, Consumer-supplier relations, Management, Anti-burglar measures, Alarm systems, Safety measures, Security, Conditions of employment, Training, Vehicles, Security systems in buildings, Security personnel, Anti-vandalism measures
ISBN978 0 539 13758 3
File Size0 KB

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