As you may well be aware, we have to carry out security screening on you to ensure that you are not a present or potential future security risk. The British Standard which we must comply with in doing so is BS 7858. Security Screening is necessary for the job that you have applied for, and the sooner we can get your screening completed the sooner we can all relax and get on with the job in hand.
Under the guidelines laid down by BS 7858, you are required to provide evidence of previous employers, periods of self- employment, and periods of unemployment, periods spent in full-time education, periods spent abroad and periods spent in prison. The purpose of this is to verify your whereabouts on a month-by-month basis for the last 5 years. It is also necessary to verify your name and address and take up two Character References. This must all be completed within 10 weeks. Please complete the attached Application form fully and accurately and submit to Phase One as soon as possible. This will provide enough information for your screening to proceed without delay. You also need to sign the enclosed Letter of Authority to authorise Phase One to take up your references.
YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED
You can assist greatly in your security screening by ensuring that your application form contains all of the relevant information. Please use this list as a tick-off list. If there is any information, which you do not have, submit the application form without it, but please let us know when we can expect to receive it.
NAMES AND ADDRESSES
Please ensure that all names and addresses are accurate. Provide postcodes and telephone numbers including area codes. Provide the full and accurate name of the company or school to which you refer. Ensure that surnames are spelt correctly and all information is clearly written and legible.
This should be two people that have known you on a month-by-month basis for at least two years out of the most recent five. Please state their relationship with you, and ask their permission before putting them on the application form. Neither of the referees should be related to you or, be someone you neither are in a long-term romantic relationship, nor should they reside at the same address as you.
State who your immediate superior was or who the person was to whom you were responsible. State also your job title at the time of leaving and your reason for leaving. Ensure all dates are recorded as month and year both for starting and for leaving employment with a company.
NO LONGER TRADING
Previous employers who are no longer trading can present a problem. Provide as much detail as you can about the company and Phase One will figure out what to do. If you are still in touch with someone from that period or you know their whereabouts please submit their details as an additional character reference.
PERIODS OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT
Should be accompanied by details of your professional advisers (Accountants, Solicitors, Bankers) during that period. Additionally, provide a letter instructing them to release details of your claims to Phase One.
PERIODS OF UNEMPLOYMENT
Should be accompanied by details of the office at which you were claiming the benefit. Additionally, you must provide a letter requesting confirmation of the dates that benefits were claimed. A copy
of the letter must be retained by Phase One Security Ltd.
PERIODS OF FULL-TIME EDUCATION
Should be accompanied by accurate dates of courses. This should state the month and the year of the start and finish of the course, back to the date of leaving secondary education.
PERIODS SPENT ABROAD
Should be accompanied by a Visa, Passport Stamp, Hotel bills, Wage slips (if working abroad), Credit Card Statements, etc, to show that you were where you said you were during this period. You may wish to send this directly to Phase One Security Ltd by Recorded Delivery or you may wish to await them contacting you for this information.
PERIODS SPENT IN PRISON
Should be accompanied by exact dates on a month-by-month basis. Accurate addresses of prisons are important including any prisoner reference number. If you have a Certificate of Discharge or similar please submit with the application form.
COPIES OF DOCUMENTS
Before submitting this online application you will need to upload your documents to submit with your application form. Please have these already uploaded to your computer in PDF format.