Saturday, January 5, 2013

New website launches today

We are pleased to announce that our new website launches today showcasing our range of services designed for the security industry

Please take a few minutes to visit us today:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vetting, making a start

The vetting process starts at the interview:

When you have your applicant sitting across the desk from you at the interview is the best time to make sure the preparation for the vetting process is done correctly.

Simple things make a huge difference:

Make sure the form is legible, if you can’t read the handwriting on the form imagine what it will be like on an incident report,YOU might have to present to a client following a burglary.

If there are gaps in the employment history, QUESTION THEM, The employment history should cover a period of five years or since leaving full time education, make sure that the full postal address for each past employer is listed,the applicant might forget their old employer’s phone number but they do not generally forget where they worked,unless of course they need to…….

If your applicant has been unemployed, check which office they signed on at,if they have served in the armed forces ask to see their discharge certificate or book.

Successful security vetting is about taking and verifying the information supplied by the applicant to create an accurate picture of their past history, if the information is not clear, or complete it is like doing a jigsaw that has no corners, how will you ever get the true picture?

Please feel free to contact us at anytime, for friendly assistance and advice.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What is BS7858 2006?

What is BS 7858 2006? is a question I get asked a lot,mostly by new security guards who have joined a security firm and have been told that their employment will be dependant on them being vetted in accordance with it.

However,surprisingly I also get asked this question by security companys, this question is often followed by, do we have to do it ? and how much does it cost?

Other popular questions are: I have a back log of people what can be done about them? and how long does it take?

With this blog I aim to explain in simple straight forward terms what vetting actually means, the procedures, the advantages and the limitations.

Geoff Davies Davies Security Management

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vetting & screening of personnel in accordance with BS7858:2006 can be a long winded, tedious, & boring procedure, but is absolutely essential.

To ensure that the people employed within your industry, those who safeguard your factories & warehouses, who work in sensitive areas & install your security systems are beyond reproach.

Easy to say, perhaps not so easy to do