CRB Checks for Opticians
The recommended level of CRB check for Opticians (including Ophthalmic Opticians) is the Enhanced CRB Disclosure due to the contact they will have with children & vulnerable adults. Although the Enhanced CRB Check is recommended, is ultimately at the discretion of the company for whom the Optician is employed by.
Standard and Enhanced CRB Checks
A company applying for CRB Checks for opticians within their organisation are eligible to obtain Standard CRB Checks and Enhanced CRB Checks. If a company is requesting a CRB check on behalf on their employer, it is usually due to their desire to obtain an Enhanced level check.
The Standard and Enhanced CRB Disclosures includes details of all cautions, warnings, reprimands & convictions, with the Enhanced Checks also searching the ‘Barred Lists’ for working with children & vulnerable adults. The Enhanced Check additionally searches the applicant’s local police records, for any relevant non-convictional information.
Basic Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Checks
If an individual Optician is applying for their own CRB Check, the check they are eligible for is the Basic Disclosure. The Basic Criminal Record Check shows details of all convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
To establish what level of CRB Check you are eligible for please call Personnel Checks on 01254 355688.