BS7858 (2019) Standard Explained

We acknowledge that the name doesn’t reveal much with this check - it is a security check which details how to screen and vett individuals who want to work in “secure” environments, defined as anywhere that an insider could steal or threaten the integrity of data, information, or other physical or intellectual assets; or threaten people’s safety. In short, this standard is for the pre-employment screening and vetting of individuals working within a security environment.

It is the best practice procedure published by the BSI (British Standards Institution) and is regulated by the SIA (Security Industry Authority). Whilst BS7858 remains best practice, it is not necessarily required in order for an individual to obtain an SIA license. This standard was recently updated in 2019 and our service reflects that. Character reference was removed, as there was possibly too much scope for it to be fraudulent.

Additionally, the scope has changed from just the security sector - it has now been amended to apply to any business that deals with security. Media searches are now recommended but not mandatory.

Contact our friendly and knowledgeable team to find out more about what you need to do to make sure your employees are satisfactorily screened - we love to help and offer a cost-effective process.

Checks such as ID, Address Verification and Credit checks 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. You will then receive a full electronic employee screening report which will confirm absolutely everything you need to know to make an informed decision.

What checks are included:

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Confirm ID

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Confirm 1 residential address

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Right to Work

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Basic DBS

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5 Year Employment History

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31 day gap investigation

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Credit Checks

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Professional Memberships

Other standards

FCA, SMCR & Financial

Providing specialist screenings for the financial industry.

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Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Checks for civil servants, armed forces, temporary staff and government contractors

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PCI Compliance

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

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Why us?

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No sign up or ongoing costs

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Fast turnaround time of 15 days

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References chased automatically and by real people

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Each screening is vetted by 3 separate pairs of eyes

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Unique user-friendly software

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Transparent candidate tracking system

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First class customer service

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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.