Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

The Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check is a government standard for the pre-employment screening of civil servants, members of the armed forces, temporary staff and government contractors. It is also used by many companies as a benchmark for their screening standards.

The BPSS check includes

Right to Work Check

Nationality and Immigration status (including an entitlement to undertake the work in question)

ID Verification

Our passport verification service uses a cloud application that enables us to upload passport and visa copies to be validated by their unique security features and to also check whether they are in date. Scanned copies of the documents are stored for future audit purposes and to monitor time sensitive visa documents to make sure they are still in date. As well as verifying the identification of an employee, our document checking service can help demonstrate that you comply with the latest Right to Work legislation and give evidence of a statutory excuse.

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 spent abroad. If a period of education falls within the 3 year period, a reference from 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 The DBS, Disclosure Scotland or AccessNI. Read more about Basic CRC checks.

Turnaround time: 10-15 working days