Security, CCTV industry & SIA – Approved Contractor Scheme screening to BS7858:2012 standard

SIA – Approved Contractor Scheme screening


contains the latest recommendations of British Standards Institution (BSI) regarding the background screening of individuals employed in a security environment (such as security industry, CCTV industry, cyber security). The BS7858 standard has a purpose to ensure the security of people, goods or property of the employing organisation and to serve the public interest.
The BS7858 screening is comprised of the following checks:

  • Confirmation of identity
  • Confirmation of current address
  • Electoral roll
  • Credit check
  • County Court Judgements (CCJ)
  • Bankruptcy/insolvency
  • Undeclared links
  • Notices of correction
  • Sanction search BoE
  • Right to work
  • 1 character reference
  • Employment history 5 years
  • Gap referencing beyond 31 days
  • Professional memberships / licence check (SIA)
  • Basic Disclosure
  • E-mail: