BS 7858:2019 was published in September 2019 replacing BS 7858:2012 and is the British Standard for the screening of individuals working in a secure environment where the security and/or safety of people, goods and services, data or property is a requirement of the employing organisation’s operations and/or where such screening is in the public interest.
This Standard gives recommendations for organisations who engage individuals working in a secure environment with a methodology to reduce risk exposure in terms of their human resources and to give a high level of confidence in recruiting and the setting to work of individuals.
BS 7858 is a comprehensive, rigorous screening process which includes –
The current 2019 revision of the standard introduces the following principal changes:
There are many benefits to gaining certification to BS 7858:2019.
+ Attract new customers
+ Retain existing customers
+ Assurance that personnel are as trustworthy as can be
+ Demonstrates top management responsibility
+ Evidences legal compliance
+ Reduce risk of reputational damage
+ Boost brand reputation
+ Evidences continual compliance
Audit duration will depend on the size, complexity of business and the scope of certification required.
The independent assessment of compliance to BS 7858:2019 is conducted via the following approach:
IQ Verify will work closely with you to determine your audit and certification requirements.
Initial Onsite Audit
Evaluates whether the service provided by your organisation meets the requirements in BS 7858:2019.
You will be issued with a certificate valid for 3 years subject to successful annual surveillance audits.
Annual Surveillance Audit
Onsite audit to review all elements of compliance to BS 7858:2019.
Onsite audit resulting in a new certificate issued every three years subject to successful annual surveillance audits.