3 Good Reasons To DBS Check Cleaners
If you hire cleaners, either for your business or for domestic cleaning, then you may wonder how you can check their character to ensure they are safe within the workplace.
One good way is to use the DBS check service to search their criminal record and reveal any past offences.
Here are 3 good reasons to get a DBS check carried out on cleaning staff.
1. Discover any past offences
Even a basic DBS check reveals unspent convictions, so if they have committed a serious offence recently, you’ll find out about it. This is important as you may be trusting your cleaners to work with valuable possessions or expensive work equipment. If they have a history of theft or robbery, you want to know about it.
2. More reliable than references
Most people that hire cleaners rely on references from previous clients. The problem with this is that references or online reviews can be faked or misleading. They may get a friend or family member to write a good Google review for instance. You would have no way of telling. A DBS check, on the other hand, cannot be faked and details of any criminal past cannot be hidden.
3. Get the best possible staff for the job
If somebody has a clean criminal background, good references, and they do a good job, then you can relax, safe in the knowledge that the person or people cleaning your house or business are most likely honest and trustworthy. The peace of mind you get from this is worth the small expense of paying for a DBS check.
How To Apply For A DBS Check
You can ask the prospective cleaner to fill in an online application for a basic DBS check through our portal. All they need to do is fill in their details, including past addresses, and submit the form over the internet. The results usually come in within 24 hours, and a certificate is issued within 3-5 working days.
Do Cleaning Companies Carry Out DBS Checks?
If you’re wondering whether cleaning companies insist on DBS checks for their staff, the answer is that some do, some don’t.
Bigger cleaning companies, especially ones that have contracts in schools or hospitals and similar environments, should carry out DBS checks. However, some cleaning companies run a cash-in-hand payment business and it’s unlikely that they will have performed DBS checks on their staff.
To find out more about DBS checks and how to get your cleaning staff checked, then feel free to contact one of our advisors today.