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High Risk Screening Package - Veremark BS7858 Security Standard Check

The UK standard for screening of people employed in the security sector and other secure environments

Our platform allows you to order a package of checks to screen toward the BS7858 standard. This can be ordered as and when needed, without opening an account, paying a joining fee or committing to a lengthy contract.


British Standards Institution, as set out in the British Standard 7858:2019, gives detailed recommendations on how to screen individuals working in a secure environment. This was originally intended for use by the security industry, however the standard can be applied to any industry which employs people who are expected to work within secure environments, from employees with access to IT infrastructure and laboratories working with sensitive substances or technology, through to cleaners employed in secure environments such as government buildings.

A secure environment is defined as anywhere that an insider could steal or threaten the integrity of data, information, or other physical or intellectual assets; or threaten peoples’ safety. The security industry’s workforce is regulated by the Security Industry Authority(SIA) and employers must be able to demonstrate their compliance to the applicable British Standards, including BS7858. Agencies which offer employee screening packages under the Approved Contractor Scheme must also follow this standard.

In addition, it is highly recommended that this standard is used as the basis for screening  by any organisation outside of the security sector who also wants to screen people employed in sensitives areas, such as critical infrastructure sites and those with access to sensitive information, materials or technology. This might include:
• Facilities management companies
• Human resource departments
• Retail sector
• Sports/entertainment sector
• Local government

Some insurers also require BS 7858 as a part of the policy conditions and have additional requirements for screening, e.g. a longer screening period.

Screening results will allow you to obtain sufficient information to make an informed decision on employing an individual in a secure environment.

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 6 years and the dates lived there
• National Insurance number
• Two ID documents (usually Passport and Driving licence)
• 5 years 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.

Turnaround times in different countries
South Korea
United Kingdom (UK)
United States (US)
High Risk Package includes
  • UK Online Identity Check
  • UK Criminal Record (Basic)
  • Last 5 Years of Employment Check
  • UK Credit Check
  • UK Directorship Search
  • Global Fraud / Sanctions Search
excl. VAT
Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Singapore

Education verification for work pass applications
in Singapore

As seen in The Business Times and Deloitte

MOM now requires that all foreign nationals looking to work in Singapore must obtain a valid work visa.
Part of this application involves authenticating the education and/or employment of the candidate - proving the qualifications and skillset exist to successfully carry out the role in question in place of a local.

If you’re planning to work or renew your work pass in Singapore, Veremark can help you ensure that the background verification for your work pass application is compliant with the government’s guidelines.
Need help with the verification for your work pass application or renewal?

We can help provide education and employment authentication for the following work passes:

(click on a package to buy it now)

Employment Pass (EP)

Specifically for foreign professionals, managers, and executives who earn at least $5,000 monthly.


For overseas professionals who aim to earn at least $30,000 per month. It is valid for five years.

Personalised Employment Pass (PEP)

For foreign professionals or EP holders who earn more than $18,000 a month. This pass allows you to change jobs without reapplying for a new visa, and lasts three years.


For skilled workers with fixed monthly salary comparable to top one-third of local Associate Professionals and Technician salaries. The S Pass offers flexibility to employers to hire skilled workers who may not meet the EP criteria, subject to a quota.

Training Employment Pass (TEP)

Allows foreign workers to train for a professional, managerials, executive or specialist job in Singapore. Lasts up to three months.

Need help purchasing a check?

Get in touch at or phone:

+65 60188153

Mon - Fri, 8am - 4pm SGT

+44 20 4525 1791

outside SG working hours


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Why our clients love us

Your service has surpassed expectations; we're grateful for the substantial effort you and your team have invested in this, along with the various solutions, alternative routes and strategies you have explored and suggested

Azian Rahmat,
HR Manager, Consultancy

I recently had a particularly time-sensitive request related to an EP renewal. I was impressed by how swiftly the Veremark team handled the request, providing the verification report within just six days.

Devangana Yadav,
Head of Operations, Investment Firm

Veremark: Transparency and simplicity, completion of check in a timely manner. I also wrote in to MOM to provide feedback on Veremark's good work. I strongly believe that service providers must be up to the mark, or they will bring Singapore's business environment into disrepute simply by association of accreditation by MOM.

Wei Xuan Toh,
Project Manager, Retail Departmental Stores


What background check do I need?

This depends on the industry and type of role you are recruiting for. To determine whether you need reference checks, identity checks, bankruptcy checks, civil background checks, credit checks for employment or any of the other background checks we offer, chat to our team of dedicated account managers.

Why should employers check the background of potential employees?

Many industries have compliance-related employment check requirements. And even if your industry doesn’t, remember that your staff have access to assets and data that must be protected. When you employ a new staff member you need to be certain that they have the best interests of your business at heart. Carrying out comprehensive background checking helps mitigate risk and ensures a safer hiring decision.

How long do background checks take?

Again, this depends on the type of checks you need. Simple identity checks can be carried out in as little as a few hours but a worldwide criminal background check for instance might take several weeks. A simple pre-employment check package takes around a week. Our account managers are specialists and can provide detailed information into which checks you need and how long they will take.

Can you do a background check online?

All Veremark checks are carried out online and digitally. This eliminates the need to collect, store and manage paper documents and information making the process faster, more efficient and ensures complete safety of candidate data and documents.

What are the benefits of a background check?

In a competitive marketplace, making the right hiring decisions is key to the success of your company. Employment background checks enables you to understand more about your candidates before making crucial decisions which can have either beneficial or catastrophic effects on your business.

What does a background check show?

Background checks not only provide useful insights into a candidate’s work history, skills and education, but they can also offer richer detail into someone’s personality and character traits. This gives you a huge advantage when considering who to hire. Background checking also ensures that candidates are legally allowed to carry out certain roles, failed criminal and credit checks could prevent them from working with vulnerable people or in a financial function.


What does the BS7858 Standard Include?

A BS7858 package at Veremark would normally include:

  • UK Online Identity Check 
  • UK Criminal Record (Basic)
  •  Last 5 Years of Employment Check 
  • UK Credit Check UK 
  • Directorship Search
  • Global Fraud / Sanctions Search
What does the British Standards Institution do?

BSI is a non-profit organisation that offers global services in the fields of standardization, system assessment, product certification and advisory services.

What is a BS7858 check?

The BS7858 Standard is a self-regulatory code of practice, released by the British Standards Institution, that specifies best practices and guidelines for those that operate in secure environments.

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