ASIS Standard for Private Security Service Providers Overseas Adopted by UK

ASIS Press Release

“PSCs need to conduct their business and provide services in a manner that respects human rights and laws,” says Dr. Marc Siegel, commissioner, ASIS International Global Standards Initiative and chairman of the Technical Committee. “It behooves any client from either the public or private sectors to follow the lead of the US and UK governments and use the PSC.1 standard in their contracting process for their use of PSCs operating on land in complex environments overseas.”

ASIS continues to develop the series of standards in support of the ICoC and Montreux Document with upcoming standards for a maturity model for the phased implementation of the PSC.1 and guidance on using the ANSI/ASIS.PSC.1 for maritime security.

The work of preparing ASIS Standards and Guidelines is carried out through the ASIS International Standards and Guidelines Commission and its committees. An ANSI accredited Standards Development Organization, ASIS actively participates in the International Organization for Standardization, developing standards and guidelines within a voluntary, nonproprietary and consensus-based process, utilizing the knowledge, experience and expertise of ASIS membership, security professionals and the global security industry.

Visit for a complete list of all ASIS Standards and Guidelines currently under development.

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