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Which DBS check do I need? – Hospitality

Staff working in hospitality in the UK should be aware that they can be asked to take a statutory DBS check.

A DBS check for a member or staff working in hospitality is a basic DBS check. A basic DBS check is the lowest of four different types of DBS checks. These statutory searches of criminal records are necessary to keep the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults, safe.

All those who work in frontline roles in the UK are required to undertake one of four types of DBS check. The four types of DBS checks are:

  • Basic DBS
  • Standard DBS
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Enhanced DBS with barring lists

Each CRB check requires a different depth of criminal record search. As a member of hospitality staff your interactions with the public won’t be unsupervised and your engagement will be limited so you will only need a basic DBS check.

What is a basic DBS check?

Your basic DBS check can be requested by you or your employer – other types can only be obtained by an employer.

A basic DBS check for an employee working in hospitality will verify whether you have any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

Complete your basic DBS check for hospitality staff online with us today and receive unlimited support with your application. Visit our home page now or call one of our friendly experts on: 0333 030 0446 to discuss your application.