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PSC Series of Standards

Developed by more than 200 experts from 24 countries, this series helps private security service providers or private security companies (collectively referred to as "PSCs") ensure quality of service, manage risks, and protect human rights in areas of the world where rule of law has been undermined due to acts of war or natural disaster, including the maritime environment.

See this detailed executive summary of the PSC Series for more information.


Management System for Quality of Private Security Company Operations - Requirements with Guidance (PSC.1)

Establishes a mechanism for private security service providers and their clients to provide demonstrable commitment, conformance, and accountability to the principles outlined in the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers and the Montreux Document. Full description.

Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (PSC.2)

Provides requirements for bodies providing auditing and third party certification of private security service providers working for any client in conditions where governance and the rule of law have been undermined by conflict or disaster. Full Description

Maturity Model for the Phased Implementation of a Quality Assurance Management System for Private Security Providers (PSC.3)

Provides guidance for the implementation of the PSC.1 standard in six phases, ranging from no process in place for quality assurance management to going beyond the core requirements of the PSC.1 standard. Full description.

Quality Assurance and Security Management for Private Security Companies Operating as Sea - Guidance (PSC.4)

Provides guidance for implementing the PSC.1 standard (and related ISO security management system standards) in the maritime environment consistent with respect for human rights, contractual and legal obligations. Full description.

Executive SummaryANSIASIS PSC series.pdf