The Code of Practice for Screening of Individuals Working in a Secure Environment Standard BS7858:2019 will be available on 30 September 2019. This British standard will supersede BS7858:2012, which will be withdrawn on 31 March 2020. This standard is relevant to our Self-Assessment Workbook and is explicitly listed as one of the relevant industry standards that approved contractors should work to.
From 01 April 2020 all approved contractors will be assessed to verify that they are working to the 2019 version of this standard.
We require approved contractors to obtain a copy of the standard BS7858:2019. The British Standards Institute has agreed to supply the required British standards at 30 per cent below the catalogue price to approved contractors. This can mean a saving of £30 to £50 for each standard you buy. To obtain this discount you must order the standards directly from a British Standards Institute distributor sales using the forms provided on our website.
Article Reference: Approved contractors need revised British Standards Institute standard