Electronic identity document scanning for security firms

Verifying your employees' eligibility to work in the UK can help your organisation avoid financial penalties and prevent damage to your reputation

The case for electronic identity document scanning

As a security company employing a diverse workforce across multiple sites, you need to quickly and easily verify your employees' eligibility to work in the UK to comply with the law and to ensure that you are not putting yourself or your clients at risk.

The risks for employers

minimising risks of illegal workers

Fines of up to £20,000 per illegal employee

With a recent Home Office promise to 'crack down' on illegal working, it's critical that security companies confirm the validity of employees' identity documents and comply with Right to Work legislation.

The Immigration Act 2016 means that any employer found to be employing illegal workers could face fines of up to £20,000 per employee and a potential prison sentence of up to 5 years.

Not making appropriate identity checks also presents a huge risk to your safety and that of your clients as well as potentially damaging your organisation's brand.

Take a look at our guide to the checks you should be making to protect your business.

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How electronic document scanning can help


TrustID document scanning is invaluable for supporting security companies with their pre-employment vetting and on-boarding process for staff. It effectively supports Right to Work checks and the UK Statutory Excuse.

With a quick and easy electronic checking scan, using either our mobile, desktop or cloud-based solutions, a security company can offer complete assurance to their customers that they carry out all Right to Work and validation checks to the highest standards:

  • Compliance with Right to Work legislation
  • Consistent, accurate validation of identity documents and full audit trail
  • Mobile scanning available for checks onsite, using mobile or tablet devices
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Security companies already using TrustID for their ID scanning

CB security
Corps Security