Airport Known Consignor

Airport Known Consignor

We carry out Known Consignor checks for you, fast and cost effectively. In the UK, the Department for Transport (DfT) is responsible for implementing aviation security legislation. The DfT issues directions to air carriers and regulated agents, instructing them on the circumstances in which they can accept cargo as secure. As a known consignor you are expected to comply with the written guidelines described in Regulation (EC) No 300/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and you may be audited against them. Compliance with the guidelines is a requirement of known consignor status and includes the background checking of staff. We carry out these background checks on your employees in accordance with the required criteria on your behalf. Once approved, Known Consignors are permitted to ship cargo as SPX from source.

Screening Checks for Airport Known Consignor

To be approved as a Known Consignor, organisations and companies need to make an application to the DfT for the locations for which Known Consignor status is required. The staff at each location will be subject to an inspection and you must have carried out the following checks to the satisfaction of the auditors.

  • Five year history checks with employment, self employment, educational and benefits references
  • Revenue and customs records to help cover gaps in the career history
  • Character references to cover gaps over 28 days
  • Declarations or Basic Disclosure (whichever is appropriate for the role) of criminal record checks
  • Proof of ID
  • Proof of address
  • Right to Work

Heres what our clients are saying

Thanks for this, This has already proven to be so much more efficient than the F20 form! I really value all of your help as well as that of the screening team. The compliance team and myself are extremely happy to be working with Checkback International.
Thanks again!

Katie Hind,
International Candidate Manager, Prospero Teaching

I’ve used CheckBack International for security screening on behalf of my clients for nearly a year. I can’t even begin to explain how much simpler the whole process is now, in comparison to doing this in-house. I’ve had the privilege of dealing with Joey personally on several occasions, as well as the VERY competent Nicola Beels in the UK office. My clients in the security industry are safe in the knowledge that they are fully compliant with standards, through the use of CheckBack. I’m happy to recommend Joey and his team at CheckBack.

CheckBack International have made the whole process of screening security operatives and employees so much easier and quicker


Ailie Elliott

Dear Joey and David,

Thank you very much for this round of BPSS clearances. All completed well in advance of project start for us which is right after Easter holidays. Well done.

That concludes this process. I am sure we will used you again when we have new such cases in the future.

Cato Stoll
Managing Director Miko Marine Norway
Our company have been using VSC for a number of years, the friendly and professional service we consistently receive from them is excellent. The service they provide is quick, efficient and the screening checks are tailored to our specific needs, which is exactly what our company was looking for to cover our BS7858 security vetting requirements. VSC provide a really personal service, for example, if things at first appearance don’t seem right they’ll call and ask for additional information and evidence rather than take the easy option of simply “failing”, the vetting, which was our experience of previous companies. Their completed screening reports are easy to read and well presented. We would have no hesitation in recommending VSC to other companies.


Gary Dudley
Chroma Vigilant
“Checkback vetting team are hands-on with client and candidate to ensure smooth screening process throughout. I have used the team for various comprehensive screening (UK and International) which have all been completed successfully. Checkback also offer a tailored service according to our specifications for screening which is very much driven by end client User friendly online portal to operate for the screening We receive Regular status updates on the vetting per candidate which in turn helps us provide our client with a clear outline of when we can expect the report to be concluded. At Cloudstream; we are very satisfied customers and always refer to Checkback as our screening partner”


Bhavna Dooman

“Many thanks for this Joey. I’m very happy with your performance and intend to send all future screening business your way”

Simon Cullen
Chief Compliance Officer

I just checked status of our first candidate on your system. Very impressed, exactly what I was looking for. Makes the previous company look like they are in the dark ages!

Gary Docherty
Director, Recruitment Services, Goodacre Limited
Vetting Solutions Centre, Suite E14, IMEX Building, 575-599 Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, HP2 7ED

Tel: 0144 281 6333

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