December 2017

Why Excel is a VERY dangerous software package

By | December 12th, 2017|Categories: Pre Employment (BPSS), Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , , , |

‘It’s fine, I have a very cool Excel Tracker’……How many times have we heard this and how many times has this either let us down or the data has come out wrong as we’ve frozen the wrong pane. Excel is often billed as the most dangerous piece of software on the market. There are numerous [...]

September 2017

Cataphracts new automated service lines

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Pre Employment (BPSS), Right to work, Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , |

Cataphract are proud to announce that our business evolution continues with the added following features Automated ID Verification through the Keesing Platform. – Instant result You can complete Right to work checks, check for fraudulent and tampered with ID (passport, driving licence, residency cards, work permits and visas) and build an extra layer of security. Do [...]

Uber drivers required to apply for new DBS Checks

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Right to work, Vetting|Tags: , , |

Uber has been been instructed to message all of their drivers to complete new DBS background checks in the next 28 days from a central government system or be struck off the list. Even though Uber drivers use the same roads as Black cab drivers, they undergo separate rules and laws, however, with the rise of [...]

August 2017

Vetting Software for List X companies

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , |

Firstly, what is List X. List X is a status given to an organisation who hold 'secret' data relating to government sites, and therefore have Security Cleared employees. List X companies can process and issue security clearance themselves. List X companies are typically firms like BT, Fujitsu, Capita, CGI, BAE Systems who are engaged directly [...]

1 Million Subscribers

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|

The Disclosure and Barring Service, back in 2013 created a service called ‘Update Service‘ where the individual, upon receipt of a new DBS within the last 30 days, can register for a yearly update for a new DBS check. To obtain a new DBS, the individual has to go through an umbrella company first, so [...]

Cataphract achieve top 4% ranking as DBS Umbrella Partner

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS|

We are proud to announce that Cataphract are ranked in the top 4% in the country for DBS applications submitted from April 2016 to March 2017. There are 3,246 registered DBS umbrella companies in the country so this puts us in the top 150. Each half year the Disclosure and Barring Service announce the activity from all DBS [...]

REC Partnership Success Begins

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Vetting, Vetting Software|

In our last blog update we highlighted we became the only DBS checking & pre-employment screening partner available to all REC members in the UK. First off we got all REC account managers up to speed with Cataphract’s service lines and unique offers, so they can spread the word to the registered firms about our service. We then attended a number [...]

June 2017

NHS Trust fails to conduct thorough DBS checks

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|Tags: , |

It's recently come to light that the Oxford NHS trusts, because a shortage of doctors, used agency doctors without a recent DBS checks.... Quoting Bicester Advertiser While the trust was told it did provide a good quality of care to patients, a shortage of doctors meant targets were missed while full checks were not in place [...]

May 2017

5 top tips for a fast security clearance application

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS), Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , , , |

Cataphract have been processing CTC and SC clearances for over 10 years for major government outsourcers, service firms and technology vendors. Clearance can take up to 3 months after the application is received by the Home Office, so an efficient a fast background check is essential. Here are our 5 top tips to help your [...]

Security Screening and Vetting Software

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Pre Employment (BPSS), Vetting, Vetting Software|Tags: , , |

Managing the screening and vetting process for hundreds or even thousands of engineers, contractors or workers on government projects can be a headache. Especially if tracked by Excel. Currently there are heavy penalties in place for business trying to engage staff on projects when security clearance has lapsed or is still being process, so [...]

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