IIn a market that is highly competitive across all manufacturing sectors, having certified surveillance equipment is still seen as a mark of distinction, especially where personal security is perceived to be at risk.That is why private security service certification is becoming essential for businesses that operate in the security sector.
It is also a strategic transparency tool for communicating the quality of the service; the inspections that are carried out by an independent third-party Body ensure credibility and above all a guarantee that operational activities reflect the certification standards.
The ANCCP Certification Agency S.r.l.is an Accredia-accredited, independent, third-party, certifying Body that operates within this field in respect as regards to the following two areas: corporate management systems (governed by the UNI 10891 standard) and certification of alarm monitoring and receiving centres (governed by UNI CEI EN 50518).
A meeting was held on 17 February at the Accredia offices between representatives from the Italian Ministry of the Interior, Certification organisations, employer associations, the UNI and ACCREDIA, to review the situation in the light of ministerial decree 115/2014 and regulations from the Police Commissioner.
The most important questions presented on that occasion to Accredia and the Interior Ministry were regarding the certification of compliance of private security institutes ex Ministerial Decree n. 115/2014, which were enclosed in the annexed concise document containing 24 questions with as many answers.
Harmonised standards relating to:
- OHSAS 18001/2007 "Requirements"
- OHSAS 18002/2008 "Guidelines"
- UNI EN ISO 14001/2004 "Environmental Management System/Requirements"
- UNI EN ISO 14004/2010 "Environmental Management System/Support Techniques"
- UNI EN ISO 9000/2005 "Quality Management Systems - Vocabulary"
- UNI EN ISO 9001/2008 "Quality Management Systems - Requirements"
- UNI EN ISO 19011/2012 "Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems"
- UNI EN ISO 3834 "Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials"
Part 1: choice criteria;
Part 2: extended quality requirements;
Part 3: normal quality requirements;
Part 4: elementary quality requirements;
Part 5: documents to conform to for declaring conformity.