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Right to Work and GDPR compliance

It’s a jungle out there! It seems like every day there’s a new regulation or legislation being created and it can feel like you are being persecuted. The buzz word at the moment is GDPR and you can be forgiven for thinking, yet another burden for companies and management. Secure data management is something all companies need to take seriously.
GDPR is the EU's General Data Protection Regulation and comes into force in May 2018. uComply specialises in providing Right to Work solutions but, we know that GDPR will directly impact all employers.

Get it wrong and compliance breaches can result in penalties of up to €20million or 4% of worldwide turnover.

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Foolproof ID checking solution for the construction industry

How would you like a foolproof ID checking solution for your industry?

HowIllegal working Operation Magnify confident can you really be about the identities of every worker on your company’s construction sites? There’s a potential £20,000 fine with your company’s name on it for every worker with fake IDs found. Perhaps a prison sentence too. Will your checks protect you?

Furthermore, it’s no idle threat. The government firmly placed the spotlight on illegal workers in the construction sector with Operation Magnify. So far firms have paid hundreds of thousands in fines, and directors have been sentenced to decades in prison.

We’ve heard that the Home Office strongly suggest that Tier 1 suppliers take overall ownership, but the rules apply to every employer – from the main contractor to subbies, to agencies supplying labourers and other short-term site personnel.

Fortunately, you have an easy, foolproof and failsafe. uAuthenticate.

How uAuthenticate guarantees your compliance

It’s like having an insurance-backed policy to give you the Statutory Excuse that protects you against fines and worse. It’s the only ID authentication system in the UK to contain Home Office guidelines. Considering all this, it’s a fraction of the cost of a single fine, and with our new mobile app, every HR officer and every site manager can play their part in protecting your business. At the risk of repetition wouldn’t it be great having an ID checking solution on every one of your sites to ensure your compliance?

The uAuthenticate scanner solution checks every visible and invisible fact and security feature on more than 3,000 ID documents and visas from 200 countries. It:

  • Scans in ultraviolet, infrared and white light
  • Extracts RFID (chip) data, including biometrics
  • Issues a clear pass or fail in just seconds
  • Creates and stores a complete audit trail for every worker and every document
  • Alerts you to imminent visa expiries
  • Helps you pass UKVI inspections
  • Provides a Statutory Excuse and is continually updated with the current Home Office guidelines.

Is your company’s health and safety record – and public reputation – at risk?

Did you know that the quality of fake passports, ID cards and Biometric cards in circulation is on the increase, whilst at the same time becoming more affordable.

an ID checking solution has never been more importantFake IDs can have other, far more dangerous repercussions than a financial hit and a stint in jail. In addition fraudulent documents can help unqualified workers bypass the security system in obtaining Construction Skills Certification Scheme and Construction Plant Certification Scheme cards.

A recent article appeared in construction enquirer only last week where an illegal used fake documentation to obtain a CSCS card.

comply with Home Office guidance with an ID checking system

No diligent contractor wants unsafe workers putting people and buildings at risk. Probably as a result of this the Considerate Constructors scheme now include a question asking how building sites are checking Right to Work documentation. As a result it’s another section of compliance in their audit criteria you need to be aware of.

Have you considered if your insurance policies pay out in the event of an accident, especially if workers are in breach of Right to Work?

So in summary – our ID checking solution uAuthenticate protects your:

  • Finances
  • Reputation
  • Site management and directors
  • workers

Safe, legal building sites are the priority for any responsible employer – uAuthenticate doesn’t just protect you financially and legally, it compliments your best practice in site management as a partner to your CSR and health and safety.

Contact us today to trial uAuthenticate for two obligations – for free and with no obligation. Most of all why not find out how to create a foolproof ID checking solution for your company.

uComply is pleased to be a part of TEAM

uComply is delighted to be a part of TEAM as a service provideruComply is pleased to be a part of TEAM.


Kim-Marie our MD (with 25 plus years in recruitment) has for a long time been an advocate of helping businesses of all sizes. She believes that the ability to provide compliance to all who supply staff on an even footing to clients is important. Kim-Marie has been struck by the ethos and aims that TEAM provides for its membership. It is important that small to medium sized recruiters have a voice in todays market place as they’re a vital lifeblood for the economy.

Kim-Marie believes uComply’s offering uAuthenticate can bring real value to all members. It provides full Home Office guidance compliance for the Right to Work process. She said “the days of compliance only being affordable for the large companies needs to be addressed. I believe that uAuthenticate is an affordable option whilst at the same time being effective for small companies”. Followed by, “Being a part of TEAM as a service provider is important to us as a company”

The availability of good quality forged documents is on the increase. Consequently the risk of employing a person presenting fakes is also on the increase. Various articles and studies have suggested indicative costs for fake documents. They include 50 for a French ID card, £600 for a Biometric card to £3,000 for a good UK passport.  Whilst the good quality fakes may not attract a penalty they may still involve adverse publicity following an inspection by the UKVI.

Did you know that technology can help streamline your Right to Work Process?

Right to Work in the UK simplified by using technologyWe’ve removed the manual nature of the traditional Right to Work in the UK compliance checking process.

We’ve taken the Home Office guidance and combined this with passport scanners just like the ones used at airports and border control points.

This presents you with an effective use of technology which when followed will give you a statutory excuse.

Wouldn’t you like to know that your Right to Work compliance is as controlled as it can be?

uComply are attending to launch an exciting new product at the upcoming TEAM conference in March this year and we look forward to meeting and greeting you.

Don’t forget that as TEAM members you qualify for a discount, all you need to do is ask.