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Top BS7858 Check FAQ

What are the 6 checks included in BS7858 screening?
Who would need BS7858 screening?

Originally for the security industry, it is now widely used in many industries across the UK and overseas within the Healhcare, Finance, Education, Entertainment, Retail and IT industries. Whilst the BS7858 screening is a standard, it is mandatory for those wanting to join the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme.

What documents are required?

BS7858 screening requires ID verification and a proof of address document.

Accepted ID:

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence

Accepted Proof of Address Documents:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Council Tax Bill
  • Bank Statements
  • Utility Bill (not for a mobile)
  • P45 or P60

Referencing:

  • Employment contract/letter of acceptance
  • Accountant's statements
  • Invoices to clients (for self-employment)
  • Qualification certificates

COMPLETION TIME: USUALLY 2-14 DAYS

COVERAGE: UK

Our platform provides the option of a single or multi check report for all checks that you carry out. All the information you need is available to read and save at the click of a button.

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Further BS7858 Check FAQ

Hopefully we can answer all of your DBS check questions below, but if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Is the BS7858 check a legal requirement?

No it’s not, but it is a requirement for anyone wanting to join the SIAs Approved Contractor Scheme.

How long does a BS7858 last?

The standard is valid 5 years from the issue date.

How do I get the results of BS7858 screening?

Vetting.com will notify clients when each of the individual checks that make up BS7858 have been completed.

Who can use BS7858 screening?

Any organisation within secure environments are recommended to use the screening for its employees, but it is a mandatory requirement for entry to the Security Industry Association's (SIA) Approved Contractor Scheme.

Is there any way to fast-track a BS7858 check?

Unfortunately, no. BS7858 involves 6 different checks which are processed differently, and we have no control over checks such as DBS, which involve the candidate's local police force. However, to avoid unnecessary delays, candidates can ensure the information they have provided is correct and that all fields are filled in. Don't worry, Vetting.com makes the process simple! If you're unsure of anything, we're always on hand to help.

Advice for Candidates doing their BS7858 checks with Vetting.com
  • You will be asked to give consent for each of the individual checks that make up BS7858 screening. If you do not give consent, you won’t be able to proceed with entering the details for a check.
  • You can view the progress of your checks at any point by logging into your Vetting.com account. Here you will see if you have anything left to do or if any of your referees haven't submitted their reference yet.
  • You will be asked to provide a range of dated documents to prove your name, address, date of birth etc. Don't worry though! The platform will prompt you at each stage and guide you through what documents are needed.
  • You can swap between devices at any time during your application. The platform will save where you are up to, and you can pick it up where you left off.
  • If you have any questions, you can email them to support@vetting.com and one of our Customer Success team will be in touch.
What is the difference between the BPSS and BS7858 screening?

BPSS security clearance is for individuals who work with government assets and is made up of four individual checks. Get more information on BPSS.