Baseline Personnel Security Standard Explained

The BPSS was established to meet the minimum level of checks required for all civil servants, members of the armed forces, temporary staff and government contractors or any individual that can access government assets. According to HMG BPSS Guidance, the main purpose of the BPSS is to act as a sensible and precautionary measure intended to “confirm the identity of an individual and provide a level of assurance as to their trustworthiness, integrity and reliability”. BPSS is the most basic of four levels of security controls. It represents a prerequisite for higher levels of national security check.

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.

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

Get in touch

Get in touch today to let us know how we can help fulfill your employee screening requirements both quickly and thoroughly. We offer free demonstrations of our software, so you can see exactly how we could help you before you commit. If this interests you, let us know and we can arrange a demonstration for whenever suits you.