Standard DBS Checks, also referred to as Standard Disclosure Checks and Barring Service Checks, are the mid-level of DBS Checks that are available. It is typically necessary for jobs in financial services, security, public buildings, and healthcare facilities where there may be incidental contact with vulnerable groups. Only positions exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 are eligible for this degree of screening, which in England and Wales may only be requested by a corporation, not an individual. 

It is completely natural for you, as a business owner, to want to protect your company from any risks. Many businesses take steps to avoid theft, but they regularly overlook internal dangers posed by their own employees, which might be hazardous to their operations, particularly if an employee has access to sensitive information. A Standard Disclosure Check may provide you with peace of mind by letting you know that your company is in safe hands. 


The applicant must fit into one of the roles specified in the DBS criteria for that level of check in order to be qualified for a Standard DBS check. They are used in a variety of sectors, including but not restricted to: 

  • Care
  • Education
  • Cleaning
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Recruitment
  • Sport
  • Medical
  • Security

Please click here to view the complete list of roles that qualify for the Standard level DBS Check. 

Standard DBS

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  • One identity document: Passport or driver’s license. 
  • One proof-of-address document: A utility bill, bank or credit card statement, or a driver’s license (provided it shows your current address and has not been used as the ID document). 

Turnaround time 

It takes up to 14 calendar days.  However, if inaccurate information is provided for the check or the standard DBS check requires the involvement of several police agencies, it may take longer. 

Checks included in Standard DBS

  • Unspent Convictions 
  • Spent Convictions 
  • Cautions & Reprimands 
  • Final Warnings 

Not sure if you should go for a Standard DBS? 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re uncertain about the type of DBS check you need so that we can point you in the direction of the appropriate online application. 

Why choose EMPS for Standard DBS? 

It’s crucial to do employment screening for protection. We assist you in time, money, and resource savings. You’ll also gain a number of other advantages: 

  • Safe: Make safe hiring choices and more thorough employee screenings. 
  • Efficient: With the help of our fast-track vetting system, meet your resource needs. 
  • Compliant: Get guidance on how to conduct the proper degree of check and adhere to industry requirements. 
  • Retention: Putting the appropriate individuals in the right positions will help you retain more employees.