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Industry Solution


  • Do you need to conduct a BPSS or BS7858 check on your new employee?

  • Would a technical vetting solution speed up your vetting process?


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Security Overview

Find out how VettingGateway can save you time by helping you manage the onboarding and ongoing compliance of your security staff.

"Since implementing VettingGateway in 2022, we have seen a number of improvements across our pre-employment checking processes. With features like auto chasing of candidates and referees, the verified company address book and prioritised task lists for our team, our background checks are now quicker and more streamlined and have created more resilience within our teams."

How can we help in Security

With multiple checks required for an individual wishing to work in the security industry, VettingGateway uses automation to help manage these checks quickly and in one place.


Background checks can often be complex and involve a lot of administration.  VettingGateway can simplifying this, communicating data back to you in a simple and easy to understand manner, so you can easily check that your candidate meets the requirements of your vetting check. We also have audit trails so you can ensure compliancy and even produce this information to the relevant regulated bodies if and when required.

Checks for Security

You can see more about BPSS checks here: BPSS

You can see more about BS7858 here: BS7858 

Whether you have a regulated standard in place or you run ad-hoc checks, VettingGateway will be able to accommodate your processes using automation to reduce the time taken to complete these checks.

Requirements that might be involved in a Security background check include:

  • 3 or 5 year employment history

  • Digital Right to Work Check

  • UK DBS Check (Basic, Standard or Enhanced) 

  • An identity check

  • Coverage of gap periods

  • Credit check

Where a regulated standard is absent we recommend that you review the roles and responsibilities within your business and contact us to help you decide what are the best requirements to suit your business.

FAQs for Security

  • Why can’t I just conduct social media checks manually?
    As Social Media Checks rise in popularity, employers are advised to avoid the temptation to manually check the social media accounts of their candidates. The risks of compliance breaches and human bias are, quite simply, too great. Here are just some of the problems associated with manual Social Media Checks: Breaches in data and privacy laws Inaccurate information – it’s easier than you might think to check the wrong person Human bias and error Cumbersome and time-consuming – it is virtually impossible to scan and collect social media data as comprehensively as a purpose-built algorithm Candidate Experience – a candidate is likely to have a much more favourable view of an employer if they trust that their social media will not be accessed by a human. The impartial nature of using software to conduct a Social Media Check means that employers won’t lose the trust of their new hires during the background checking process.
  • What platforms are checked?
    The individual(s) you invite for Social Media Checks will be given the option to select from a range of commonly used platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, Medium, Tumblr
  • What is included in the Social Media Check Report?
    At the end of each Social Media Check, you will be provided with a comprehensive but easy-to-read report highlighting any issues uncovered within the 7 key index measures. These include: Extremist groups Swearing & profanity Negative sentiment Hate speech Violent images Potential nudity Toxic language
  • How long does a Social Media Check take?
    The time to conduct a social media check depends on the number of accounts being scanned. A typical Social Media Check takes around 15 – 20 minutes from the point of consent being given to a report being generated.
  • Are Social Media Checks legal?
    With VettingGateway, you can be sure that your checks are compliant and legal. The platform ensures consent is obtained and that all scans are conducted consistently, eliminating any chance of human bias or error, that come from manual checks, which could later lead to disputes.
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