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Robust Visitor Entry Processes

Guidance on this page can help organisations both increase awareness relating to fraudulent documentation and also improve the vigilance of your security personnel

Last Updated 21 December 2020


During both their online and physical reconnaissance of a site, hostiles may look for a means to physically enter in your organisation.

They may look for information available online, such as employees talking about lax security practices or previous process failures; or, if they are confident enough to try and gain access to your organisation, try and bypass security or use fraudulent ID.

Employees tasked with document verification, whether during pre-employment screening and/or during visitor entry, will be vigilant to the threat of fraudulent documentation.

Motivated, attentive and observant security personnel will also form a highly-effective deterrent presence and final line of defence where other interventions may have failed.


Document Verification

Pre-employment screening – document verification guidance provides guidance to staff within organisations who undertake document verification as part of the Pre-Employment Screening process, in particular those confirming identity or checking supporting documentation as part of Pre-Employment Screening checks. It highlights the main security features present in a number of documents and the main methods used to forge such documents. It should assist staff in the detection of basic forgeries.

Motivation Within the Security Industry

The Motivation Within the Security Industry guidance was developed for security managers and supervisors in order to provide practical guidance on workforce motivation in order to improve security effectiveness and efficiency within the United Kingdom’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) assets. 

A highly motivated workforce can have a beneficial impact on performance, attitudes and behaviours, and support your business efficiency and effectiveness.


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