DBS Checks–what they are and why personnel should be checked.
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB ) checks are now called Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ) checks. You may need to check someone’s criminal record if they apply for certain jobs or voluntary work, for example working with children, in healthcare, in care homes and other areas where there may be vulnerable individuals present
DBS enhanced checks are something that we apply to all of our field and customer–facing staff. This ensures that wherever our operatives work, they have been fully vetted by the system and are cleared to work in areas as mentioned above.
Types of DBS checks
There are three types of check you can carry out as an organisation:
- a standard check shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings
- an enhanced check shows the same as a standard check plus any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role
- an enhanced check with barred lists shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role
To apply for a Standard or Enhanced DBS check, an applicant must be involved in ‘Regulated Activity’.
Regulated Activity consists of many elements that must be met either, in full or in part, to apply for one of these checks.
Some examples of the elements are:
Activity – What type of activity will they be doing?
Establishment Types – Where will they be working?
The frequency of Interaction – How often will they be doing this activity
NWR Hygiene Group DBS Policy
Because of our engineer flexibility, there will be occasions when they have to visit a client whose business type falls under the ‘Regulated Activity criteria and therefore we must ensure that they are fully compliant with the current regulations.
This is all part of the detail and thought that goes into the NWR hygiene Group client procedures, ensuring the highest quality, legally compliant service in the industry, giving our customers complete peace of mind when it comes to washroom management services.