BS7858:2019 Security Checks


BS7858 Screening


This background screening check contains the latest recommendations set out by the British Standards Institution 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 came into effect in 2020 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.

The BS7858:2019 changes involve additional Directorship and Sanction checks but the requirement to gain one or two character references have been dropped.

Pre employment Screening to British Standard 7858:2019 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 Screening Standard 

The BS7858 standard comprises of the following checks.


Applicant checks

  • ID confirmation
  • Five years address history
  • Right to Work check – Via Identity Verification Technology (IDVT)
  • SIA Licence check (if applicable)
  • Directorship check
  • Sanction check (global watchlists, sanctions and fraud databases)

 Financial checks

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

  Employment Checks

  • Five or Ten years employment history
  • Gap referencing (more in depth and extended to 31 days)

 Criminal records

  •  Basic Disclosure 

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

or visit our contact page to gain an automatic quote for this screening standard.

Turnaround time – Possible results in 24hrs via our Eform online portal.

We operate an online platform which applicants can use to complete and submit their applications with ease and convenience. Clients are also then able to use our online platform to track the progress of applications we have received.

No Registration Fee, Contracts or Minimum number of screenings required – Pay As You Go Employee Checks Service. 

We are Proud to give something back so….

As an incentive for new clients to work with UK Employee Checks we promise to donate a percentage of our initial screening fee to the charity of your choice in your name. If you do not have a charitable organisation associated with your company we would be delighted to make a donation in your company name to our chosen charity Cancer Research.  Feel free to call us for more information.