Security Industry Authority (SIA) has very strict guidelines for all employees working within the security industry. We, at Coversite security ltd operate vetting procedures that fully comply with BS 7858, and are audited through BSI under our ISO quality system. BS 7858:2012 is an important security standard that helps employers to screen security personnel before they employ them. Giving best-practice recommendations, BS 7858 sets the standard for the security screening of staff in an environment where the safety of people, goods or property is essential. This includes data security, sensitive and service contracts and confidential records. We also apply BS 7858 in situations where security screening is in the public’s interest
The following is a partial list of vetting activities:
All applicants will be 'screened back', in writing, ten years or to school leaving age, whichever is the lesser (Coversite security ltd reserves the right to go back as far as twenty years or if the client requests).
The more stringent written vetting process must be completed within sixteen weeks in order for the applicant to successfully move from probationary status to that of full-time employee.
All vetting records are stored and maintained at Coversite Security Head office.