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BS 8517 Series Launch Security and Detection Dogs
Thu 27 October 2016, 10:00 – 13:30 BST
The BS 8517 series for security and detection dogs is being revised and along with our security committee, we will be holding a BS 8517 series launch event and would like to invite you.
This launch event will feature four presentations to bring together all perspectives on the use of security and detection dogs, followed by live demonstrations.
Having the presence of a well-presented and fully trained security patrol dog or detection dog with a qualified handler, can often act as an effective visual warning.
Security patrol dogs are used for a wide variety of assignments, including guarding high value commercial premises, construction/building sites and open spaces. They are also utilized for the operational use of a detection dog alongside a detection dog handler to provide passive and proactive detection services, e.g. drugs, firearms, munitions and explosives. Using security and detection dogs as additional security methods, bring many advantages to their handlers including their heightened senses of smell, vision and hearing.
The BS 8517 series includes:
- BS 8517-1 Security dogs – Part 1: Code of practice for the use of general security dogs
- BS 8517-2 Security dogs – Part 2: Code of practice for the use of detection dogs
These standards provide recommendations for procuring security dog services to ensure the service fits the end users requirements and risk profile.
We hope that you can join us to hear our speakers and enjoy the live demonstrations.
Find out more by visting BS 8517 series launch event - Security and detection dogs