BS 8517 series launch
Security and Detection dogs

27 October 2016

Venue: Twickenham Stoop, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, London, TW2 7SX

BS 8517 series launch - Security and Detection dogs

The BS 8517 series for security and detection dogs is being revised and along with our security committee, we will be holding a BS 8517 series launch event and would like to invite you.

This launch event will feature four presentations to bring together all perspectives on the use of security and detection dogs, followed by live demonstrations.


This is a free to attend event. Register below to attend the BS 8517 series launch event and we will send you more details closer to the time. 

Date: Thursday 27 October 2016

Venue: Twickenham Stoop, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham, TW2 7SX

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Having the presence of a well-presented and fully trained security patrol dog or detection dog with a qualified handler can often act as an effective visual warning.

Security patrol dogs are used for a wide variety of assignments, including guarding high value commercial premises, construction/building sites and open spaces. They are also utilized for the operational use of a detection dog alongside a detection dog handler to provide passive and proactive detection services, e.g. drugs, firearms, munitions and explosives. Using security and detection dogs as additional security methods, bring many advantages to their handlers including their heightened senses of smell, vision and hearing.

The BS 8517 series includes:

  • BS 8517-1 Security dogs – Part 1: Code of practice for the use of general security dogs
  • BS 8517-2 Security dogs – Part 2: Code of practice for the use of detection dogs

These standards provide recommendations for procuring security dog services to ensure the service fits the end users requirements and risk profile.

We hope that you can join us to hear our speakers and enjoy the live demonstrations.


09:15 Registration

10:00 Introduction and welcom

Anne Hayes, Head of Market Development, Governance and Resilience Sector, BSI

10:15 Service provider Perspective

Lee Deighton, Canine and Training Manager, G4S

10:35 User perspective: Public space

Dean Porter, Managing Director, ICDS

10:55 User perspective: Corporate

Steve Neudegg, BJP Insurance Broker Ltd

11:15 Coffee break

11:35 Transport perspective

Collin Singer, Wagtails

11:55 Live demonstrations

Explosive Detection Dog Team - Vehicle Search & Mail Search

Drugs Detection Dog Team - Passive Scanning of line of 6-8 Persons

General Purpose Detection Dog - Handler Protection


Demonstrations commentary – Lee Deighton, Canine and Training Manager, G4S

12:30 Networking lunch


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