BS 8549

BS 8549 is the British Standards that specifies the:

  • management;
  • operation;
  • staffing.

for the provision of contracted security consultancy services.

Additionally, this code might assist those who wish to contract the services of a security consultant.

BS 8549 supersedes PAS49:2002, which is withdrawn.

It was developed by the Association of Security Consultants in the UK (of which BCRM – the parent company of FCL – is a member and complies with its code of conduct) and covers:

  • consultancy personnel;
  • consultancy services;
  • the consultancy.

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