BS7858:2012 Security Checks


BS 7858: 2012 Screening


This background screening check contains the latest recommendations set out by the British Standards Institution. (Click on the logo for the SIA website) regarding the background screening (vetting) of individuals employed in an environment where the security and safety of people, goods or property is a requirement of the employing organisation’s operations or where such security screening is in the public interest.

This new standard will come into effect in 2013 and is widely considered to be the ‘Industry Standard’ for vetting personnel throughout the entire employment spectrum and not just confined to the security industry for which it was originally intended.

For the first time BS7858:2012 recommends that the individual’s address history should be checked and also gaps in employment are more thoroughly investigated.

Pre employment Screening to British Standard 7858:2012 is usually required for accreditation purposes so many organisations that do not require this higher level of security vetting choose scaled down versions, specifically tailored to meet their own organisational needs. Please see a list of our background screening packages for full details.


The BS7858:2012 comprises of the following checks .


Identity checks

  • ID confirmation
  • Five years address history
  • Right to Work check
  • Character references
  • SIA Licence check (if applicable)

 Financial checks

  • Bankruptcy / Insolvency / IVA
  • CCJ (Up to £10,000)
  • Credit score

  Employment Checks

  • Five or 10 years employment history
  • Gap referencing (more indepth and extended to 31 days)

 Criminal records

  •  Basic Disclosure 


Turnaround time – 10 – 15 working days

Screening packages start from as little as £60.00 – Call us today on 01372 279 276