ISO 18788 is a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that provides guidelines for private security operations management. Specifically, it provides a framework for establishing, implementing, and maintaining effective security operations that respect human rights and are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements.
The standard applies to any organization that provides security services, including private security companies, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies. It covers a range of topics related to security operations management, including:
- Context of the organization
- Leadership and commitment
- Performance evaluation
ISO 18788 emphasizes the importance of respecting human rights and avoiding activities that may cause harm or violate the rights of individuals or groups. It also includes provisions for ensuring the safety and security of personnel involved in security operations.
Overall, ISO 18788 serves as a framework for organizations to ensure that their security operations are conducted in a responsible, ethical, and effective manner that meets the needs of their clients and stakeholders while respecting human rights and complying with legal and regulatory requirements.