This Standard provides guidance for PMSCs to implementthe ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012, Management System for Quality ofPrivate Security Company Operations â€“ Requirements withGuidance and/or the ISO 9001:2008, Quality managementsystems â€“ Requirements or the ISO 28000:2007,Specification for security management systems for the supplychain standards. It provides the guidance for a QualityAssurance and Security Management System (QASMS) for MaritimePrivate Security Service Providers including Private MaritimeSecurity Companies (collectively "PMSCs") to provide qualityassurance in all security related activities and functions whiledemonstrating accountability to law and respect for humanrights.
This Standard provides a framework for establishing,implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, andimproving the management of their products and services. It isparticularly applicable for any type of PMSC operating in a highrisk environment at sea.
This Standard is applicable to any PMSC that needsto:
a) Establish, implement, maintain, and improve a QASMS;
b) Assess its conformity with its stated quality assurance andsecurity management policy;
c) Demonstrate its ability to consistently provide services thatmeet client needs and are in conformance with applicableinternational, national, coastal and flag state, and localstatutory and regulatory laws , as well as respect for human rightsas articulated in the principles in the ICoC;
d) Provide a means whereby PMSC clients can conduct their owndue diligence for the management of services retained fromPMSCs;
e) Demonstrate conformity with the ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 and/orISO 9001:2008 or ISO 28000:2007 by:
1) Making a self-determination and self-declaration;
2) Seeking confirmation of its conformance by parties having aninterest in the organization (such as clients);
3) Seeking confirmation of its self-declaration by a partyexternal to the organization; or
4) Seeking certification/registration of its QASMS by anindependent and accredited external organization3.
The generic principles and requirements of the ANSI/ASISPSC.1-2012, Management System for Quality of Private SecurityCompany Operations - Requirements with Guidance and/or ISO9001:2008, Quality management systems â€“ Requirements orISO 28000:2007, Specification for security management systemsfor the supply chain standards are intended to be incorporatedinto any organization's management system based on the PDCA model;it is not intended to promote a uniform approach to allorganizations in all sectors. The design and implementation ofquality assurance plans, procedures, and practices should take intoaccount the particular requirements of each organization: itsobjectives, context, culture, structure, resources, operations,processes, products, and services.
3 Organizations seeking third-party certificationmust do so with a certification body accredited to the ISO/IEC17021:2011 Conformity assessment â€“ Requirements for bodiesproviding audit and certification of management systems andthe ANSI/ASIS PSC.2--2012, Conformity Assessment and AuditingManagement Systems for Quality of Private Security CompanyOperations.