BS 7984

BS 7984 Key Holding and Response Services

This British standard gives recommendations and guidance for the regulation of the Private Security Industry, including security guarding and key-holding, with regard to the management, staffing and operation of an organisation which provides key-holding and response services on a contracted basis.

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Benefits of BS 7984

  • Customer and stakeholder confidence that all measures of security are compliant
  • Risks which may affect business are known and controlled
  • Demonstration of compliance brings increased business opportunities
  • Control methods for safe key handling
  • Assistance to ensure keys are not copied

To implement the BS 7984, you should have:

  • A clearly defined management structure, which shows control and accountability
  • Financial resources, including insurance, appropriate for the business undertaken
  • Personnel screening
  • A clearly defined training policy, which includes ongoing training and retraining
  • Good internal and external communication
  • Secure documentation, regularly backed-up

The Certification Process for BS 7984 will include

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