Staff Selection and Vetting

At Pulse Environmental we understand the importance of properly selected, vetted and trained staff.

All our secure destruction operatives are independently security vetted, by a BSIA approved agency to the BS 7858:2012.

The British Standard (BS7858:2012) sets out recommendations for the security screening (vetting) of individuals to be employed in an environment where the security and safety of people, goods or property is essential. This includes data security, sensitive and service contracts and confidential records.

This new standard came into effect on 30th April 2009 and supersedes BS7858:2004 which has been withdrawn.

British Standard 7858:2012 sets the relevant screening period at not less than 5 years with no unverified gaps greater than 28 days. For the first time it also recommends the individual’s financial history should be checked and also requires that a Criminal Record Disclosure be obtained.

Pre-Employment Security Vetting for Pulse Employee’s includes:

  • Address Verification
  • Identity Verification
  • Aliases Check
  • Employment History (5 YEARS)
  • Employment Gaps (greater than 28 days)
  • Criminal Records check
  • Bankruptcy, CCJ or Insolvency Check
  • Adverse Credit Searches
  • Electoral Register checks
  • Date of Birth Verify
  • NI Card
  • Personal References

All Pulse Environmental employees sign a confidentiality agreement, wear a uniform and carry a picture ID badge at all times.

Our staff undergo regular training on the secure handling of confidential waste in accordance with BS EN 15713 2009: Secure destruction of confidential material – A Code of practice.

On-Line Verification

It is Pulse Environmental’s policy not to employ agency staff for the collection of confidential waste.

If you have an account for confidential waste or other destruction services you can log onto My Pulse to cross reference any Pulse Employee and check their BS 7858:2006+A2:2009 screening records.