The ExcluSec Group screens all employees to the BS7858 Standard, without exception. The code of practice released by BSI (British Standards Institution) details best practices and guidelines for the security screening of individuals employed within a security environment.
VETTING & SCREENING
Under the BS7858:2019 code of practice, we are required to complete the following checks:
• ID verification and right to work check – the first and most well used checks in pre-employment screening, being critical for all employment in the UK. These checks must be accompanied by copies of original identification documents such as passport, driving license and/or birth certificate
• A 5 year written career history – which involves an analysis of all periods of employment, as well as confirmation of employment gaps of up to 31 days. It also includes analysis of any periods of self-employment.
• A financial probity check – includes bankruptcy, IVA and insolvency checks, checks for CCJ’s up to £10,000.
• Global watchlist check – cross-referencing the individual’s name(s) against various sanctions, watchlists and fraud databases, including, but not limited to, the HM Treasury’s consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK
The information gathered as part of the BS7858 is kept for 7 years after the end of employment.
Carrying out pre-employment screening to BS7858:2019 can help ensure that members of the public, as well as staff and property are kept safe – essential for employment in not only the security sector but all areas of employment.
In addition, screening to this level can prove the competence of applicants, helping to demonstrate that they can carry out the job with trust and integrity.