What Background Checks Are Required For The Level 2 Door Supervision Licence

To be approved for a Level 2 door supervisor licence in the UK, candidates must pass various background checks. These checks aim to ensure that individuals granted licences do not pose any security risks and meet high ethical standards.

In this article, we outline the key criminal record, identity, right to work, medical fitness and other checks required for Level 2 door supervisor licensing.

Criminal Record Checks

Thorough criminal record screening is a central part of the Level 2 licence approval process. The following checks are required:

Basic DBS

This discloses any unspent criminal convictions. Applicants must pass a basic DBS check to begin training.

Enhanced DBS

This provides details on both spent and unspent convictions. It is compulsory for final licence approval.

Additional Checks

Other checks may include:

  • International criminal records checks for time spent abroad.
  • Local police records checks if requested by the licensing authority.
  • Cross-referencing with barred lists like the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Children’s or Adults’ Barred Lists.

Identity Verification

Identity checks required for licensing include:

  • Photo ID – Such as valid passport, driving licence, UK biometric residence permit.
  • Proof of address – Such as recent utility bill, bank statement, council tax letter.
  • Proof of right to work – Such as UK passport, visa, birth certificate, biometric residence permit.

Right to Work Checks

All applicants must prove they have the right to work legally as security operatives in the UK through:

  • UK passport or birth certificate.
  • Certificate of naturalisation.
  • Biometric residence permit.
  • Current work visa.

Medical Fitness Checks

Applicants must show medical fitness for the physical demands of door supervision. This may require:

  • Completing a medical fitness form certified by a doctor.
  • Undertaking substance screening via a drug test.
  • Providing a letter from a psychiatrist for any previous mental health issues.

Additional Suitability Checks

Licensing authorities may conduct extra background checks such as:

  • Social media screening for any conduct violations.
  • Financial background checks for history of fraud or irresponsible lending.
  • References from past employers or persons of good standing in the community.

Ongoing Checks

Once approved, Level 2 door supervisors undergo ongoing checks including:

  • Periodic re-vetting and licence renewals requiring updated checks.
  • Real-time notifications of any new convictions/arrests.
  • Random drugs and alcohol testing by employers and authorities.

Meeting stringent background check requirements signifies credible door supervisors committed to upholding high ethical and legal standards.

Failing to pass can indicate risks and reflect poorly on applicants. Door supervisors should willingly comply with checks, avoiding any activities that could compromise their licence status. Maintaining an impeccable background supports public trust in the private security profession.

Responsibilities Regarding Background Checks

Door supervisors and security companies have important responsibilities around background checks including:

For Door Supervisors:

  • Providing accurate personal information for checks.
  • Reporting any new arrests or convictions to employers.
  • Complying with any periodic re-vetting requirements.

For Security Companies:

  • Ensuring all door staff have passed required checks pre-deployment.
  • Rescreening personnel periodically and staying informed of any red flags.
  • Maintaining diligent record-keeping around checks.

By upholding these responsibilities, both individuals and employers play a vital role in background screening – essential for a trustworthy private security sector.

Our Final Think

Thorough background checks are integral to Level 2 door supervisor licensing, assessing applicants for any risks or conduct concerns. Standard requirements include criminal, identity, right to work and medical checks.

Security staff and companies must support these processes, enabling proper scrutiny of who gains entry to the profession.

Diligent checking upholds industry standards, protects the public and provides confidence in the capabilities of licensed door supervisors.

Those meeting stringent criteria demonstrate their integrity and abilities to serve in this demanding yet rewarding occupation.

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