We are proud to be a founding company of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICOC), now the ICOC Association (ICoCA) and as so, we affirm our responsibility to respect the human rights and fulfill humanitarian responsibilities towards all those involved or affected by our business activities.
We are also honored to be members of Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI).
From the first time United Guards Services Ltd Quality Management System had been successfully accredited by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) with the ISO 9001:2008.
But it is not only that. Always moving a step ahead, United Guards Services in the continuous strive to unquestionable quality, has set new standards in the maritime security industry, so we are also proud to be certified again from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA – UKAS Accredited) with ISO/PAS 28007:2012 for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships.
This ISO 28007, as part of the ISO 28000 Security Management System family, is the only standard establishing internationally recognized guidelines for PMSCs providing armed security operators on board vessels. It provides substantial information not only for the Maritime Security Companies, but also for the shipping companies selecting their security service provider.
Our Quality and Security Management System (ISO 28007) is applicable to every single detail of our activities and is thoroughly integrated in all our services, our Standard Operating Procedures (UGS SOP), the Rules for the Use of Force (in conjuction with BIMCO guidelines, the screening, recruiting, training and evaluation of our personnel, as well as in all logistics and support of our operations, thus ensuring our highest quality services at all times.
Having already the so important ISO 28007 fully implemented, UGS successfully passed the vetting and due diligence process by BIMCO and has been one of the first PMSCs to be awarded the BIMCO Associate Membership and been added to BIMCO “whitelist”.
We at UGS are proud to have achieved these distinctive accreditations and to be one of the few PMSCs worldwide which enjoy them.
We are committed to excellence and we will always continue to move forward, in order to deliver dedicated, unquestionable quality maritime security services for our esteemed customers.