Are you working for a security business supplying bodyguards, doormen, or bouncers? If so, you can rely on eSafeguarding as a leading provider of DBS security checks. We implement safe, speedy and secure DBS checks on potential and current security staff.
UK security guards are regulated by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). The SIA will require the completion of a standard DBS check (formerly known as CRB checks) for you to obtain a licence to work as a security guard in public and private capacities.
If you are a director of a company, a partner of a firm, or a manager or supervisor of employees where your business supplies other organisations with security operatives as part of a contract for services, you will also need an SIA licence, so will require a Standard Level DBS check.
You do not usually need an SIA licence if you will be working ‘in-house’. This is when you are employed directly by the company that uses your services – for example, your employer is a supermarket and you work as a security guard in one of their shops.
There are two licensable activities where you must have an SIA licence regardless of whether you work in-house or not. These are:
Some security guards may need an Enhanced Level DBS check due to their place of work and due to them being in regular contact with children or vulnerable adults.
Some examples of this are:
Specified establishments referred to are:
The eSafeguarding system is faster than paper applications as well as being safe and secure thanks to state-of-the-art technology. If you are looking for a simple and efficient system to manage Standard or Enhanced DBS Checks for security guards and other roles within security, then there is no better choice than eSafeguarding.
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Our helpful and experienced staff are always on hand to ensure that your DBS security checks go smoothly for you and your applicants.
Do you have any further questions regarding the process of obtaining a DBS check for security guards, doormen, bouncers and more? Check out our FAQS or get in touch by emailing, calling or filling out our contact form.