Industry Specific Checks

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The BS7858:2012 standard comes into effect on 1st May 2013, although can be adopted immediately.  This British Standard supersedes BS 7858:2006+A2:2009, which will be withdrawn on 30th April 2013.

  • BS7858 is the security industry code of practice for the screening of employees. Credence is extremely experienced within this marketplace offering average turn round times of 10-15 working days.

  • This check includes:
    • Identity, Financial & Address Check – 5 Year Address Verification, Bankruptcy and CCJ information.
    • Financial Sanctions Check – Where there is a potential for terrorist attack on the premises or sites a check of the HM Treasury Consolidated  Financial Sanctions list should be carried out.
    • Basic Level Criminal Record Check (Basic CRC) – Unspent convictions, conducted through Disclosure Scotland
    • 5 Year History Check – References are obtained in writing for all periods of education, employment, self employment and unemployment. All gaps over 31 days within the 5 year vetting period are verified.
    • One Character References – Confirmation in writing, from individuals with personal knowledge of the individual being security screened.

    You can monitor the progress of you checks at any time using our on-line system and will be alerted by email when you candidate report is complete and ready to download.

    Please click here for a BS7858 quote. Or contact Doug Beavis DD:  +44 (0)1732 748915

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  • This check includes:

    • 5 Years References – Conducted to BAA & Department for Transport guidelines, including any gap periods over 28 days.  References to include periods of employment, education, unemployment, self employment, gaps or voluntary work. All references to be provided in writing and on company headed paper.
    • Basic Level Criminal Record Check (Basic CRC) – Unspent convictions, conducted through Disclosure Scotland. Applicants who have resided outside the UK for more than 6 months within the 5 year preceding the date of application will be required to obtain a criminal record check for the past 5 years in all the countries they have resided in.

    Please click here for a DfT Airport Checks (BAA Airside Pass) quote. Or contact Doug Beavis DD:  +44 (0)1732 748915

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    CREDENCE conduct a number of these checks largely for businesses that are contracted to certain government departments.This check includes:

    • 3 Year Employment References – Additionally, we would need to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time spend abroad. If a period of education falls within the 3 year period a reference form the educational establishment will be obtained. For periods of self employment, evidence is obtained confirming that the individual’s business was properly conducted and was terminated satisfactorily.
    • Basic Level Criminal Record Check (Basic CRC) – Unspent convictions, conducted through Disclosure Scotland

    CREDENCE is able to offer SC Clearance checks through our partner organisations.
    Please click here for a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) quote. Or contact Doug Beavis DD:  +44 (0)1732 748915

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    We have a great deal of expertise with this sector, conducting checks for insurance companies, financial investment organisations and banks, to name but a few. We also conduct checks for companies that provide products and services into those areas regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) and PRA (Prudential Regulation Authority) such as software houses, call centres, recruitment agencies, building firms etc. The checks that we conduct can range from company to company due to differing levels of risk, type of marketplace, what has been dictated to them by their customers etc. Due to the diverse nature of our client base we are very well placed to advice you what pre-employment and ongoing screening checks you should be doing.Typical checks within this sector include:

    • Financial & Address Check – 5 Year Address Verification, Bankruptcy and CCJ information
    • Directorships – Checks current directorship status, giving company name, industry type and date of appointment. Also checks against disqualified directors list with Companies House.
    • Professional/Technical Memberships and Qualifications – Confirms the dates attended, qualification gained and membership status.
    • Employment References – These can be conducted over any period of time such as 3 years, 5 years and 10 years
    • Employment Gap Checks – Ascertains the reason for a gap in employment. Typical gap periods are for 1 month or 2 months
    • Criminal Record Checks – Predominately we conduct Basic level Criminal Record Checks (Basic CRC) within the financial market place, but for some positions such as approved persons we can conduct Standard Level Criminal Record Checks.
    • Bank of England Sanctions List – A consolidated list of targets listed by the United Nations, European Union and United Kingdom under legislation relating to current financial sanctions regimes.
    • Financial Services Register Check – Searches name, status, FSR reference number, controlled functions, current employer name and start date. Also searches all previous companies worked for in a controlled function, with start and end dates. All disciplinary action taken through the FCA and the PRA will be listed along with associated dates.

    The best way forward if you are from within this sector is to contact one of our industry experts who after ascertaining your industry sector, the level of risk you could possibly be exposed to and the type of positions you typically recruit for, will be able to advice you on the best pre-employment screening services to suit your needs.
    Please click here for a FCA Screening quote. Or contact Doug Beavis DD:  +44 (0)1732 748915

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