Safeguard your construction business with APCS's comprehensive background checks. Ensure compliance and mitigate risks with our tailored solutions for the construction sector.

In the construction industry, the safety and integrity of your workforce are paramount. With a multitude of roles and responsibilities, from skilled tradespeople to project managers, it’s crucial to ensure that your employees are qualified, trustworthy, and pose no risk to your organisation or clients. This is where APCS comes in, offering a range of specialised background checks tailored to the unique needs of the construction sector.

Mitigating Risks with DBS Checks

One of the most effective ways to safeguard your construction business is by conducting Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on your employees. These checks provide valuable insights into an individual’s criminal history, helping you make informed decisions about their suitability for a role within your organisation.

Basic DBS Checks

A Basic DBS Check is an essential starting point for any construction company looking to verify an applicant’s background. This check reveals unspent convictions or conditional cautions, providing a foundational level of assurance. By implementing Basic DBS Checks as part of your recruitment process, you can quickly identify any potential red flags and take appropriate action to protect your business.

Standard DBS Checks

Work at some sites, such as prisons or hospitals, may require a Standard DBS Check. This check discloses all spent and unspent convictions and cautions.

Enhanced DBS Checks

In certain circumstances, such as when working on projects at schools or colleges, an Enhanced DBS Check may be necessary. This check provides the same information as a Standard DBS Check, along with any additional relevant information held by local police forces.

Streamlining the Process with Digital Identity Checks

In today’s fast-paced construction industry, time is of the essence. That’s why APCS offers cutting-edge Digital Identity Checks to streamline the verification process. Our innovative solution allows applicants to upload their documents via smartphone, providing a real-time face match and eliminating the risk of forged documents. By embracing digital identity verification, you can onboard new employees quickly and securely, without compromising on the thoroughness of your background checks.

Ensuring Compliance with Digital Right to Work Checks

Verifying an employee’s right to work in the UK is a legal requirement for all construction companies. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines and reputational damage. APCS’s Digital Right to Work Checks simplify this process, ensuring that your business remains compliant with UK Home Office regulations. By leveraging our digital solution, you can say goodbye to manual document checks and focus on what matters most – building your construction empire.

The Benefits of Partnering with APCS

By choosing APCS as your trusted background check provider, you unlock a host of benefits that will help your construction business thrive:

  1. Risk Reduction: Our comprehensive checks minimise the risk of hiring individuals with a problematic past, protecting your organisation from potential liabilities and reputational damage.

  2. Compliance: With APCS, you can rest assured that your construction company is complying with all relevant regulations and industry standards, avoiding costly penalties and legal issues.

  3. Time and Cost Savings: Our streamlined digital solutions save you valuable time and resources, allowing you to focus on your core business activities and drive growth.

  4. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your workforce has been thoroughly vetted gives you the confidence to take on new projects and expand your operations, secure in the knowledge that your team is reliable and trustworthy.

Tailored Solutions for the Construction Sector

At APCS, we understand that every construction business is unique. That’s why we offer bespoke background check packages tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Whether you’re a small-scale contractor or a large construction firm, our experienced team will work closely with you to develop a customised solution that fits seamlessly into your recruitment process.


In the construction industry, the importance of a robust and reliable background check process cannot be overstated. By partnering with APCS, you gain access to a comprehensive suite of checks and digital solutions that will help you build a safer, more compliant, and more successful construction business. Don’t leave your organisation’s reputation and future to chance – trust APCS to provide the peace of mind you deserve.