BPSS Checks

BPSS Screening: Baseline Personnel Security Standard

BPSS screenings are often requested by the government for team members involved in the delivery of government contracts. The screening is a Home Office standard screening, which can be seen in detail on this link.

The BPSS screening contains the following checks:

ID verification

Right to work

Basic DBS check

3 years of employment history referencing

Investigation of any gaps in employment of 28 days or more

We have seen a very sharp increase in these screenings being done for international candidates. We are able to undertake any of the international equivalents of these checks to enable BPSS clearance for international teams. The BPSS check you can order instantly requires the candidate to have a current UK address, however can have any passport. International checks can be added once the initial screening has been ordered and we know the 5 year address history of the candidate.

Many clients choose to add financial probity checks to the BPSS standard; this may be appropriate for certain job roles or industries. If you're interested in our BPSS screening services, contact us today.

How we speed up your BPSS checks process

Our software ensures that we can undertake a full BPSS screening quickly, thoroughly and efficiently. BPSS checks such as ID, Address Verification and Credit can be undertaken immediately, whilst checks such as Employment History we must wait for from third parties - but we promise to keep you updated every step of the way. We promise a fast clearance time. You will then receive a full electronic employee screening report which will confirm absolutely everything you need to know to make an informed decision. We have had confirmation from the Home Office directly that our method for gap investigation is more than adequate, so you know that you can trust our service.

No need to sign up required, just order instantly.

Why Choose Us for BPSS Checks & Other Checks?

Unparalleled Security: We take security seriously. Our stringent screening procedures delve into an individual's identity, employment history, criminal record and (sometimes) financial background. By conducting thorough investigations, we help you identify any red flags and ensure the individuals you hire meet the highest standards of trustworthiness and integrity.

Compliance and Peace of Mind: In an increasingly regulated world, staying compliant with legal and industry standards is crucial. Our BPSS Checks are designed to meet the requirements set forth by government agencies and regulatory bodies. With our services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your organisation is adhering to the necessary protocols and obligations.

Tailored Solutions: We understand that each industry and organisation has unique needs. That's why we offer customisable screening packages (alongside BPSS Checks) that can be tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you need pre-employment checks, periodic re-screening or specialised screenings for sensitive positions, we have you covered.

Timely and Efficient Process: We know that time is of the essence when it comes to hiring decisions. Our streamlined processes and advanced technology enable us to deliver fast and accurate results. Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions promptly, allowing you to maintain productivity and minimise any potential disruptions.

Expertise and Experience: With years of experience in the background screening industry, our team of professionals possess the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex screening requirements. We stay updated with the latest regulations and best practices, ensuring that you receive reliable and relevant information.

Exceptional Customer Support: We believe in providing outstanding customer service. Our dedicated support team is available to answer your questions, guide you through the screening process, and address any concerns you may have. We are committed to your satisfaction and success.

What checks are included:


Confirm ID


Confirm 1 residential address


Right to Work


Basic DBS


3 Year Employment History


28 day gap investigation

Other standards

FCA, SMCR & Financial

Providing specialist screenings for the financial industry.

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BS7858 (2019)

Screening for individuals working within a security environment.

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PCI Compliance

Ensuring the protection of customers’ personal and payment card details.

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Why us?


No sign up or ongoing costs


Fast turnaround time of 15 days


References chased automatically and by real people


Each screening is vetted by 3 separate pairs of eyes


Unique user-friendly software


Transparent candidate tracking system


First class customer service


Screening certificate and report available to download when completed