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Searching Employees Policy

The Organisation reserves the right to stop and search individuals in certain circumstances and the purpose of this policy is to set out the operational procedure for how this will take place. The policy covers employees, the self-employed, contractors and agency staff. It does not cover visitors or customers.

General Principles

The Organisation only allows searches to be conducted by employees (search operatives) who have been trained, [delete if not applicable: usually those that work for the Security department].

Searches may be personal searches of a person or a person’s property, or of a vehicle.

The current list of the Organisation’s search operatives can be found on the intranet or by contacting the HR department.

There are no limits on the frequency of searches that may be undertaken by the Organisation or the times or occasions on which a particular individual may be searched.

Employees may raise concerns or complaints in relation to the stop and search processes to the head of Security or HR manager

Search Logs

The search operative will maintain a log of each stop and search, and will record the date, time and name of person being searched. The log will also show the item(s) being searched and the results of any discoveries. Any refusals will also be noted.

The search log will be signed by the search operative and the person being searched.

Personal Search Process

At the outset of a personal stop and search, the search operative will outline the following to the person being searched.

The Organisation will usually require the person who owns the property to be present when it is searched. An HR manager may, exceptionally, authorise a search to take place in their absence.

Vehicle Search Process

The Organisation may conduct a search of vehicles as they enter or leave the Organisation premises.

At the outset of a vehicle stop and search, the search operative will outline the following to the person whose vehicle is being searched.

The Organisation will usually require the person who owns the vehicle to be present when it is searched. An HR manager may, exceptionally, authorise a search to take place in their absence.

Bag/coat Search Process

The Organisation may conduct a search of bags/coats as the owner enters or leaves the Organisation premises.

At the outset of a bag/coat search, the search operative will outline the following to the person whose bag/coat is being searched.

The Organisation will usually require the person who owns the bag or coat to be present when it is searched. An HR manager may, exceptionally, authorise a search to take place in their absence.

Refusing to Allow Searches

It is Organisation policy that all employees must consent to a search. A refusal to be searched may be treated as gross misconduct and could result in the employee’s dismissal.

If an employee does refuse to allow a search, the search operative will ask for the reason for the refusal.

Refusals relating to the gender of the search operative will usually be resolved on the spot by a different search operative being substituted to undertake the search.

The search operatives will make every effort to resolve the situation but if the search is unable to take place, the reasons for the aborted search will be noted. The refusal will be referred to the Security department.

Search Discoveries

If the search operative identifies any items being brought into, or taken away from, the Organisation which have not been authorised, the employee will be referred to the HR manager.

Employees found to be in the possession of the

following may be suspended on full pay pending a disciplinary investigation.

procedure will be carried out which could result in dismissal without notice.


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