DBS Checked Building Contractors
As building contractors we take pride in the work we do and responsibility for the people we employ. For many years a big part of our work has been in schools and care homes, environments considered by the government to be frequented or occupied by vulnerable people. With this in mind we take very seriously the role we play to ensure the people nominated to carry out work in a school or care/nursing home go through the necessary DBS vetting procedure.
What is a DBS check?
Previously known as a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a record of an individual’s unprotected Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands and Warnings and can also include intelligence held by the police and/or the DBS that relates to that individual and their suitability for a job position.
What types of checks are there?
Standard checks: These are suitable for eligible roles that do not involve regular contact with children or vulnerable groups such as finance or security. A standard check will show any unspent convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands along with any spent convictions and cautions that are not eligible for filtering.
Enhanced checks: These are suitable for eligible roles where the applicant will be working/volunteering with children, young people and/or vulnerable groups. An enhanced check will show any unspent convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands along with any spent convictions and cautions that are not eligible for filtering. Intelligence held by the police may also be included if the Police reasonably believe it is pertinent to a recruitment decision.
Enhanced with DBS Barred List checks: These are suitable for roles where the applicant will be working/volunteering in a regulated activity with children and / or vulnerable adults. An enhanced check with DBS Barred list check will show the same information as an enhanced check along with any information held on the barred list(s) being checked.
At Cameron Butcher all of our employees and contractors have Enhanced DBS checks prior to working on site.
For more information about the Disclosure and Barring Service, please visit the government website here.