SmartTask Launches Comprehensive Solution For BS7858 Vetting Compliance

SmartTask, the leading provider of employee scheduling and mobile workforce management software, has launched a vetting solution to help security companies meet the stringent requirements of the BS7858 vetting standard.

SmartTask Vetting has been designed to ensure that security service providers are not overlooking this essential staff screening requirement, while following a consistent and approved process. 

“We recognised a growing need for sophisticated and streamlined vetting procedures, especially as businesses are facing increasing demands from legal regulations such as 10 year working history, DBS checks, right to work and GDPR,” explains Paul Ridden, CEO of SmartTask. “As a result, we have designed the most comprehensive vetting, background checking and pre-employment screening compliance solution currently available for the security sector.” 

The fully integrated tool will simplify and automate the complicated process of vetting employees. This will enable businesses to deliver straightforward and repeatable procedures that capture employee details, ensure they are tested, have the relevant history and confirm they have the skills required. It will also ensure that employees are made aware of any health and safety risks, as well as confirm they have signed the appropriate documentation to verify they have been trained to undertake the work. 

Security businesses will now be able to undertake thorough background checks that meet the necessary standards – including BS7858 – so they are not vulnerable to the costs and risks associated with failed screening processes. This will allow them to meet contractual expectations of new and existing clients, safely providing a range of personnel, based on the nature of a location or required security clearance. 

SmartTask Vetting will also remove the need to store paper copies of certificates and identification documents, with everything now stored electronically alongside the vetting record. It is even possible to use the camera in a smartphone or tablet to capture copies out in the field. 

“By possessing the ability to manage employee onboarding – from the most basic skills requirements to highest levels of screening – security services providers can ensure that all employees are bonafide. This will enable these organisations to offer a very competitive and potentially greater value service to customers, while keeping employees happy, achieving added peace of mind and reducing administrative overheads,” adds Ridden. 

SmartTask is an advanced and simple-to-use employee scheduling and mobile workforce management solution that enables security companies to better plan and manage their workers, so they are at the right place, at the right time. The cloud-based software solution combines intelligent rostering, live monitoring and integrated proof of attendance across both static and mobile teams, making it the ideal tool to improve operational control, enhance customer satisfaction, and support duty of care to staff.


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