BPSS is the screening standard for the employment vetting of individuals with access to government assets.Learn More
There are security measures in place at all UK airports to protect critical airside locations. All persons entering the airside area of an airport are security screened to ensure they are not carrying or concealing a prohibited article.
It is the Authorised Signatory’s decision to submit the Airside ID Pass application and the Signatory’s responsibility to verify that all aspects of the application are genuine and compliant. Equip your Authorised Signatory with the necessary Airside ID Pass screening documents so that your employees can gain the required passes quickly, whilst maintaining the highest compliance standards.What is included an Airside Pass Check?
*Complygate has just a 7-day SLA on Airside Pass background checks, compared to the industry average of 6-7 weeks.
References for the 5 years period immediately prior to the applications is required. Any gaps for more than 28 days need to be carefully analysed backed by the correct evidence.
An HR department would be a more appropriate referee than an ex-colleague.
A gap reference is used to cover a period between other references. This is usually a gap period - the dates do not overlap any other reference dates. Once you have received and verified the references, you can determine the exact dates to be used on the gap analysis.
Giving false references could lead to prosecution under the Aviation Security Act 1982, as amended by the Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990.
The referee must be made aware of the sponsoring company details including sponsoring company name which must be visible either on the reference, on the reference request or in the email.
A criminal record check is required for each country where the candidate has spent a minimum of 6 continuous months in the last 5 years.
General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) certificate is mandatory for an Airside Pass unless approved exception. Candidates with unescorted access to the 'critical part of the security restricted area' (CPSRA) or Airside areas such as cargo and maintenance areas must hold a valid General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) certificate.
If a disqualifying criminal conviction appears on the criminal record check, a Certificate of Disregard (COD) is required.
This is an option only to be exercised in extreme situations such as the collapse of a government or if there is a credible risk to a candidate’s safety where the Airside Pass seeker has asylum status and cannot have contact with the country.