What is ISO 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 28007 was published in 2015 and replaces ISO/PAS 28007:2012 which was introuduced 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 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.
Benefits of ISO 28007
- Competitive edge – ISO 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 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.
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.