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Which DBS check do I need? – Locksmith

Locksmiths who wish to join the Master Locksmiths Association will need to take a standard DBS check so if you are applying for a position as a locksmith you can anticipate you may be asked to take a DBS check.

DBS checks are statutory criminal record checks carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service on behalf of the Home Office. The measure is a standard procedure for frontline workers to safeguard the public.

A standard DBS check for a locksmith will involve a search for any unspent or spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings in existence on the Police National Computer.

DBS checks for a wide range of public-facing roles were established in 1974 under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Your standard DBS check for a locksmith can only be requested by an organisation such as the Master Locksmiths Association or your employer.

Once applied for on your behalf, you will need to fill in the DBS application form and send the relevant organisation evidence of the DBS certificate once you receive it. Your DBS certificate will be sent in the post and online so you will need to contact the requesting organisation to find out how to share evidence of your completed DBS check.

For further information visit Master Locksmiths Association.