You can apply to get a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record directly through the government website here, it costs £23.
Alternatively, you can get your own DBS check is also easy through our website by following the instructions below. It’s one of our ‘Business Essentials’ benefits here on the Hermes Partner Rewards website. (If you’re a contractor business and want to get a group of checks done, click here)
If you’ve registered with us before, either for Business Essentials or Partner Rewards Plus benefits, our money-saving package for you and your family, then you simply need to log in to this website with your email and chosen password to take advantage.
If you haven’t registered on this website before, then don’t worry, it’s free and only takes a minute.
You’ll have options to log in or register further down the page under ‘How to get your DBS check’.
Then once you’re logged in, here’s the simple 3 step process we’ll ask you to follow to complete your DBS application:
Step 1: Getting started: Once logged in, you’ll see the “Start Application Now” button at the bottom of this page, above your PIN and secret word. Make a note of these as you’ll need them for the application.
Step 3: Verify Your ID for your DBS check by taking your chosen ID documents to any participating Post Offices. Here’s the link to check your nearest Post Office.
You can either pay online during this application or at the Post Office when you verify your ID, the cost is £40.17, including VAT.
To complete the application form as quickly as possible, have the following information (where applicable) to hand:
- Dates of any name changes (mm/yyyy)
- Mother’s Maiden Name
- Full 5 year address history including dates (mm/yyyy)
- National Insurance Number
- Driving Licence
- National Identity Card
If you find you need some help here are our contact details:
- Help with the DBS application form – Call our DBS application partners GBG on 0845 251 5000 and press Option 5 straightaway to get through more quickly to an agent who will help you.
- Help with Hermes Partner Rewards – email email@example.com
If you live in England or Wales:
Organisation PIN: 162976
Secret Word: HermesDBS
If you live in Scotland:
Organisation PIN: 162977
Secret Word: HermesDS
If you live in England and Wales, then your basic criminal record check will be carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
If you live in Scotland, you criminal record check will be provided by Disclosure Scotland. (DS)
Once you have registered with us, you will need to use the appropriate PIN and Secret Word in your application to ensure your check is completed by the correct agency.