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The UK Government security standard for screening of people who may have access to government assets

Our platform allows you to order a package of checks to screen towards the BPSS standard. This can be ordered, as and when needed, without opening an account, paying a joining fee or committing to a lengthy contract.


Baseline Personnel Security Standard and supporting guidance describe the mandatory pre-employment vetting controls required for screening of civil servants, members of the armed forces, temporary staff, and government contractors.

BPSS - Now widely adopted by private sector

Today this ‘baseline’ standard is the most often used background screening standard not only for the public sector organisations, but also in the private sector companies, especially for roles where people have access to sensitive information, or access to other important company assets. Screening results will enable organisations to make an informed decision on employing an individual meeting BPSS Standard. The standard is set to help organisations address and prevent the problems of identity fraud, illegal working and malicious criminal activity. BPSS is also a requirement before companies can apply for any National Security Vetting (NSV) levels.

What happens after you place an order?

Once you have provided the contact details for your staff, we will email them and ask them to visit our secure portal to complete a quick form providing the necessary information to start the checks. The following details are required:
• Name and surname
• Date of birth
• Addresses for the last 5 years and the dates lived there
• National Insurance number
• Two ID documents (usually Passport and Driving licence)
• 3years of employment references

Once we receive all the results these will be emailed to you immediately, unless during the ordering process you specify that you prefer to download the results from our platform.

In that case we will send you the details on how to access our portal.

Baseline Package


  • UK DBS Check (Basic level)
  • UK Online Identity Check
  • Right To Work in the UK
  • 3 years of Employment History
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How long is BPSS valid for?

A BPSS check doesn’t have an official expiry date. However, the information provided is only valid and accurate at the time the checks were carried out. Should an employee move to a new company, elements such as a Right to Work check will need to be conducted again, as it’s a legal requirement.

How long does it take to get Bpss?

Normally, the turnaround time for a BPSS check is around 7-10 working days.

Is a BPSS clearance the same as a DBS check?

A DBS check is not the same as a Background Check (BPSS), however a BPSS check should contain a DBS check.

How can someone get a BPSS check?

An employer should request BPSS checks to be conducted for an applicant.

What does BPSS check consist of?

A BPSS check consists of:

  • UK Right to Work Check 
  • UK Online Identity Check
  • Basic DBS Check
  • 3 years of Employment History
What is a BPSS check in the UK?

The Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is recognised by the government as the standard for pre-employment screening for those with access to government assets; some of these roles may include civil servants, members of the armed forces, and government contractors. It is not a formal security clearance and does not guarantee that someone will be granted full clearance. However, its rigorous and consistent application underpins the national security vetting process.

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