ISO/PAS 28007 Private Maritime Security Certification

ISO/PAS 28007:2012 Ships and marine technology - Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships (and pro forma contract).

Benefits of ISO/PAS 28007

  • Competitive edge – ISO/PAS 28007 certification with LRQA can enhance your credibility by demonstrating that you provide appropriate Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) services on board ships.
  • Best Practice - ISO/PAS 28007 certification with LRQA gives you (and your customers, trading partners and other key stakeholders) confidence that you have addressed all external and internal issues relating to your PCASP.
  • Reduced costs – Save time and money explaining your capabilities to potential clients and, by following a methodical risk assessment approach, it ensures resources are applied to reduce overall security risks.

Why choose LRQA for ISO/PAS 28007?

  • Flexible Service Options

  • We can provide a range of certification services to help you gain ISO/PAS 28007 certification. These include: Training, optional Gap Analysis, Certification and Surveillance.
  • Private Maritime Security Specialists

  • With nearly 30 years' experience in management system certification, we are able to provide assessors who have experience working within your sector and can certify you to ISO/PAS 28007
  • Business Assurance

  • Ever tougher stakeholder demands means you need better operational control, performance and risk management. Our account managers tailor our services to meet your needs, going beyond traditional assessment.

What is ISO/PAS 28007?

The increased threat to commercial shipping by piracy in the Indian Ocean and other areas around the world has led to extensive use of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) that supply PCASP to provide security on board vessels transiting the high risk areas. 

ISO/PAS 28007 was published in 2012 due to rapid growth in the number of maritime security companies and the implications of using PCASP (legal issues, safety concerns for seafarers and varying national regulations).

ISO/PAS 28007 gives guidelines containing additional sector-specific requirements, which PMSCs wishing to comply with ISO 28000 can implement to demonstrate that they provide appropriate PCASP services on board ships. Compliance to the ISO 28007 specification demonstrated by ISO 28000 certification.

The LRQA Difference

LRQA is the oldest established management system company and part of the only classification society, Lloyd’s Register operating in this sector. We launched our services to offer clients a truly global reach focusing services out of four principal locations: the UK, Singapore, Dubai and Piraeus in Greece. This geographical model means that in practice LRQA is able to provide fully qualified LRQA and Lloyd’s Register management system assessors with the expertise and knowledge of the sector to offer support and resource for organisations wherever they operate. To date, LRQA has already provided multiple certifications in the UK, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Korea and Greece.

In launching the service, it also became one of only three bodies to participate in the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) pilot scheme, a decision that is proving a key element in providing assurance in the external certification process.