BS7858:2012 Staff Screening
BS7858:2012 is the UK standard of vetting for individuals employed in a security environment. As Comsec’s roots are in the security industry, we are extremely well placed to provide this level of staff vetting.

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.

Our 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 in-depth and extended to 31 days)
– Criminal records

Basic Disclosure

CV Checking Services
Research has demonstrated that almost two thirds of CVs submitted by applicants contain inaccuracies. For this reason, it is always advisable to confirm the information provided by a potential employee is accurate.

Comsec can carry out full CV confirmation checks, confirming all dates of employment with previous employers both orally and in writing. We will also provide the same service with previous places of education, confirming all dates of courses and grades the applicant has stated on their CV / application.

Tenant Referencing
Assessing a tenants suitability is an important, yet often overlooked process.Tenant referencing is made up of four main searches:

– Credit Report
– Identity Report
– Employment Confirmation
– Landlord Recommendation
– Criminal Checks (optional)

DVLA Reporting
Depending on the industry and position of an applicant may also determine whether further screening products are appropriate, for example, DVLA reports detail any driving convictions, speeding offences, bans, or points considered non-spent.

This report is useful for many organisations, specifically courier services and companies providing company cars, as failure to disclose details of points could result in insurance cover becoming void.