Why Excel is a VERY dangerous software package

‘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 [...]

Cataphracts new automated service lines

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 [...]

1 Million Subscribers

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 [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Child Protection, DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|0 Comments

NHS Trust fails to conduct thorough DBS checks

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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: DBS, Pre Employment (BPSS)|Tags: , |0 Comments

5 top tips for a fast security clearance application

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

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 [...]

What is a BPSS

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) is the entry level for government clearance. The BPSS is one of four levels of personnel security controls currently available to departments and agencies depending on the level of assurance required. The others are the Counter-Terrorist Check (CTC), Security Check (SC) and Developed Vetting (DV). The BPSS is not a [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Pre Employment (BPSS)|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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Agency and In-House Pre Employment Screening Checklist