To work as a mechanic in the UK you will be asked to take a basic DBS check. A DBS check is a statutory criminal check carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
A DBS check for a mechanic is a basic DBS check.
There are four DBS checks in operation for frontline workers in the UK a: basic DBS, standard DBS, enhanced DBS and enhanced DBS with barring lists. The type of CRB check you need is determined by the degree of engagement you will have with the public on a daily basis in role.
A basic DBS check for a mechanic will involve a search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. You can request a DBS check for yourself or it can be requested by an organisation on your behalf.
DBS checks operate under measures set out in the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
A DBS check for a mechanic is a first tier check. It will involve no more than a search through criminal records for unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions. There are no legal grounds for you to be asked for anything more and spent convictions will not be checked.
Complete your basic DBS application online today or call us on 0333 030 0446 for support with any aspect of your basic DBS check.