Civil Nuclear 

Security Vetting Procedures 

Civil Nuclear Security Vetting Procedures

andBS7858 Security Screening


Employees are often cited as a company’s greatest asset. But how well do you know your employees, especially new recruits who are about to join the company? Getting it wrong at this point could be detrimental to your company. Pre-employment interviewing may find a person who appears to be right for the job, but is there sufficient information to enable a proper decision to be made about their engagement?

Pre-employment Screening is the process of looking at specific aspects of an individual’s character and suitability for employment. BS 7858:2012 is the code of practice for screening developed by the British Standards Institution, used widely in the security industry, and is now applicable to and being adopted by many other business sectors.

Individuals working in posts involving access to or knowledge or custody of Nuclear Material, Sensitive Nuclear Information and assets must have the appropriate level of assurance and security clearance.  Individuals are required to have completed security vetting to the required level prior to access to the aforementioned.  This course is designed for those individuals who have the task of security vetting or reviewing the screening of job applicants in the Civil Nuclear Industry.  It ensures the learner is able to articulate and understand the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Civil Nuclear Personnel Security Standard upon returning to their workplace.  The course is designed and maintained by experienced Civil Nuclear Industry Security Vetting Officers which ensures you have relevant, accurate and the latest information from those who actually do the job and understand the complications and expected standards.

Our Civil Nuclear Security Vetting Procedures and BS7858 Security Screening course has been specifically developed by experienced Civil Nuclear Security Vetting Officers to ensure the training is accurate, informative and helpful for existing or incumbent Civil Nuclear Vetting Officers. Additionally it covers the BS7858 principles, the information required from the application process, administrative processes and the process of verifying career history. It also touches briefly on the legislative framework surrounding employment law in which the BS7858 operates.


Day One:

  • Introduction to the Office for Nuclear Regulation and Defence Business Services
  • Principles contained within BS 7858
  • Framework of employment law within BS7858
  • Compliance with the Data Protection Legislation
  • Purpose and levels of security vetting
  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
  • Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)
  • Security Check (SC) 
  • Developed Vetting (DV)
  • Understanding Vetting Forms and required details

Day Two:

  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Establishing records and procedures for screening
  • Information required from applicant
  • Verification of career history and dealing with gaps and discrepancies
  • What to look for when screening and how to resolve problems
  • Use of UV lights for detecting fraudulent documents
  • Non UK Nationals 
  • International Visitors
  • Conditional employment and the allowable screening period
  • Clearance Confirmation and Transfers 
  • Aftercare


This course is classroom-based and achieved by taking a 2 day course with both theory and practical exercises for individual participation.  Exercises are based on situations that may arise during pre-employment and post-employment screening.

This course can be delivered at our dedicated training facilities throughout the UK or at your premises if suitable. 

Our training facilities include modern, fully equipped training rooms with comprehensive training equipment and dedicated ‘break out’ areas; on site admin support and ample car parking.

This course is assessed through a series of questions 
and practical demonstration.


Our Civil Nuclear Security Vetting Procedures course includes:

  • Training designed by current vetting officers and delivered by experienced trainers
  • Guest speakers who are current Civil Nuclear Vetting Officers (when available)
  • All training aids and hand-outs 
  • Security Vetting Procedures certification