Blacksmiths in the UK can expect to be asked to undergo a basic DBS check. A basic DBS check is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service and involves a search to see if you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.
DBS checks are statutory checks. A DBS check for a blacksmith became a legal requirement in 1974, under the UK 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This law applies to a wide variety of roles that involve a degree of engagement with the public. ...more
There are four levels of DBS checks in operation. A basic DBS check is the lowest level of CRB check and is necessary to ensure the public are safeguarded, in particular, children and vulnerable adults. Although your interactions with vulnerable persons as a blacksmith may be limited, the government still has a duty to protect all members of society.
Your basic DBS check will delve no further than a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. To talk to us about your basic DBS today or find out how we can support your basic DBS application, visit our home page now or call 0333 030 0446