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Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) (formerly Basic Check (BC))
A Baseline Personnel Security Standard ( Basic Security Check) will evidence current criminal record and unspent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A BPSS (BC) provides a level of assurance to the trustworthiness and integrity of individuals whose work involves access to confidential assets or information (Basic Identity Check Jobs). There are no access restrictions for this level of disclosure and the result may be sent to the applicant or the employer.
What does a Baseline Personnel Security Standard check involve?
A BPSS involves a check of identity documents and employment/education referees. BPSS s for basic iIdentity check jobs are normally conducted by the recruitment authorities or companies to mandatory standards, and have to be completed before the DVA is able to process a national security check or clearance.
How long will a BPSS check take?
The BPSS check will take one or two days to complete
Basic Identity Check Jobs
The BC is not a formal security clearance check, however it is a prerequisite for the other security clearances; Security Clearance, Counter-Terrorist Check and Defence Vetting.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard Checks are typically used by Airports and employers who wish to determine a candidates' criminal record when the employer is not entitled to ask Exempt Questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Basically anyone looking for a job needs to have passed a basic identity check.
Certes gathers all the necessary information for basic identity check jobs and passes it over to our recruiting organisations to complete.