2013 marks the 10th anniversary of ISEC, Ireland's Biannual National Security & Fire Exhibition. Since its inception back in 2003 this event has gone from strength to strength and has earned the reputation it has today as a very successful exhibition from both the perspective of exhibitors and visitors alike.
In 2013 the expo introduced Manned Guarding to the exhibition, and now for the first time all three sectors will be exhibiting together under the one roof. The obvious links between all three sectors are apparent and this new development has been very much welcomed by both exhibitors and visitors.
MSC Ltd. will be present at the expo at Stand A23. Please drop by to say hi and meet the team.
I.S. 999:2004 Security Guarding Services
I.S. EN 50131 Intruder Alarms
I.S. 228:1997 Monitoring Services
The Private Security Services Act (2004) passed by Dail Eireann, the Irish parliament, imposes certain licensing obligations on organisations providing services in the security industry in Ireland. The Private Security Authority is the statutory body charged with the responsibility of administering this licensing scheme.
To qualify for a licence from the Private Security Authority an organisation must demonstrate compliance with the relevant standards listed above. A company can demonstrate compliance by means of a certificate issued by an accredited certification company. Management Systems Certification Ltd is one of the certification bodies accredited by the Private Security Authority to provide this certification.
The certification process
Certificates are issued for a two-year period on the basis of certification audit. The certification audit consists of a detailed examination of all procedures, documents and records related to the security service provided, as well as checking on compliance with certain general employment and health and safety legislation.
One surveillance audit is carried out at the start of the second year to confirm that the company is still complying with the requirements of the relevant standard.