Employee Security Vetting for BS 7858:2012

BS 7858 and Security Vetting from Credit Check Services, ISO 9001:2008 Certified

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We provide BS 7858 screening from financial background checks through to full employment history, reference checks, and criminal records disclosure.

Level 1 - financial background screening


The base level of screening covers the latest BS 7858:2012 requirements for financial background screening. A copy of our Level 1 screening report can be viewed here (opens a new window) example of the employee financial background screening report.

Our Level 1 screening will identify the following information:

  • Address and identity verifications
  • County Court Judgments (last 6 years)
  • Bankruptcy or Insolvency (last 6 years)
  • Adverse credit searches
  • Public Electoral Register checks
  • Verification of address and ID using financial databases
  • Identification of any alias names used
  • Verification if the individual is listed for HM Treasury or OFAC Sanctions
  • Searches include England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Channel Islands.

To purchase our financial background reports for BS 7858 you need to register (takes 2 minutes). Then log in and purchase from the main employment screening menu (Financial and ID Checks option). We will complete the report within one working day. You can also view a summary of the financial background checks for employees here.

If you are processing a large number of applicants on a regular basis please call us on 01992 719 234 for a quotation.

Level 2 - employment history, gap verification and character referencing


In addition to the Level 1 screening we verify the employment history including any gaps in employment in accordance with the current BS 7858 standard.

To minimise employer cost we first validate the employee/applicant with Level 1 screening, if the person is deemed to have failed at Level 1 we will not proceed further and you will not be charged for additional background verifications.

Where employment is not covered by SIA licences we also provide the criminal records checks required to meet the BS7858 standard.

Timescale for completion are 4 to 5 weeks depending on the number of references to be verified.


BPSS - Baseline Personnel Security Standard


(For companies not covered by BS7858 standards)

BPSS screening is a requirement for staff vetting prior to NSV, National Security Vetting (you can read more about security vetting here). The latest HMG Cabinet Office standard is used for all BPSS vetting carried out by Credit Check Services, a summary of the screening is detailed below:

  • Verification of identity
  • Verification of nationality and immigration status
  • Verification of employment history
  • Verification of criminal record

For more information about our BS7858 or BPSS employee screening services call us now on 01992 719 234.