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BS7858 Checks

Make safe, informed hiring decisions in high risk environments.
BS7858 checks

Quickly and easily complete your BS7858 checks to the latest recommendations set by the British Standards Institution (BSI).


Ensure the integrity and reliability of your staff, particularly when they have access to sensitive data or assets.

Central location

Meet the high standards required to work in secure or high-risk environments by completing your BS7858 checks in one central location.


Be confident that your required checks are being managed compliantly.

BS7858 bundle

Speed up your checks by using our preset BS7858 Bundle, with all the requirements set up and ready for you to use.

Track progress

Track your candidates' progress and remain up-to-date throughout the process.

Why choose VettingGateway?

Speed up your time-to-hire
Reduce your hiring risk 
Improve the quality of your new hires
Eliminate the use of multiple platforms
Deliver a great candidate experience

What checks do I need for a BS7858 Check?

To conduct a background check on an individual working a security-related environment, you'll need to complete the following checks, all of which can be completed within the VettingGateway platform:

  • 5 year employment history, including any gaps over 31 days

  • 1 Basic UK Criminal Record

  • Credit Check

  • Identity Check

  • Sanctions Check

  • Right to Work documents


Ready to simplify your background checking process?

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Complete all your background checks in one place


Do I need a BS7858 check completed on my applicant to obtain an SIA licence?

BS7858 vetting checks are not required in order for applicants to obtain SIA licences, although they do remain best practice. The BS7858 screening standard was published by the BSI, and the 2019 standard (which replaced the 2012 standard) is regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).


Does VettingGateway enable Limited Screening?

Yes! The Milestones feature lets you configure your checks and conditions for Limited Screening and then triggers a task to notify you when a candidate has completed them.

What is contained in a BS7858 check within VettingGateway?

  • Proof of identification

  • Proof of address

  • 6-year credit check

  • 5 year employment history

  • UK Basic DBS

  • Any gaps in employment over 31 days

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