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Which DBS check do I need? – Oil or Gas Extraction

To work as a oil or gas extraction worker in the UK, you will need to take a basic DBS check.

What is a basic DBS check?

DBS checks are statutory checks administered by the Disclosure and Barring Service to keep the public protected from those who are unsuitable for frontline work with the public.

A basic DBS check for a oil or gas extraction worker will search for any unspent criminal convictions or conditional cautions.

Under the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, oil or gas extraction workers and a huge number of other frontline workers, must undergo a DBS check as part of the recruitment process. These measures were introduced to ensure employers have a standard way to safeguard the public, particularly children and vulnerable adults.

Once the check has been carried out by the DBS, you will receive two DBS certificates. One will come by post and the other will be available online. The certificate will display anything found during the search by the DBS, if nothing is found, every field on the certificate will be empty.

You will need to show the DBS certificate to your new employer to begin your new role.

What is a CRB check?

In the past, a DBS check was called a CRB check so any reference to a CRB check is an old description of what is now known as a DBS check.

To complete your basic DBS check for a oil or gas extraction worker online with us today or to discuss your DBS application with one of our experts, visit our home page now or call one of our friendly experts on: 0333 030 0446.