Screening for Terrorist Activity

Screening for terrorist activity and the financing of terrorist related activity has become more common place for a number of regulated industries (including finance, government, energy and utilities, and aviation and airside), in addition to the standard pre-employment background checks. These regulations are designed to prevent terrorism and maintain security by only employing individuals who have not been flagged as a participant in any adverse or terrorism-related activities.

Complying With International Standards

Sterling Talent Solutions’ Public Safety Verification accesses a comprehensive database of individuals and groups that are recognised threats and can be requested in order to comply with industry regulations. By screening candidates against a database containing over 400 different sources, Sterling Talent Solutions is able to discover individuals who have been identified as being involved in or having links to terrorism, money laundering or other serious organized crimes.

Sources accessed as part of the Public Safety Verification process at Sterling Talent Solutions include:

United Kingdom

  • FCA Financial Services Register
  • FCA List of Unauthorised Individuals
  • HM Treasury Consolidated List
  • Home Office
  • National Crime Agency
  • Serious Fraud Office


  • European Union Restrictive Measures (sanctions)
  • Asset Freeze Lists
  • Terror Co-Operation
  • Travel Ban Lists
  • Advisory Notices


  • Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • US General Services Administration
  • Treasury Department
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
  • Designated Terrorist Lists
  • Debarred Parties
  • Designated Terrorist organisations
  • Non-Proliferation Sanctions (various)
  • Blocked, Denied, Entity and Debarred Persons Lists
  • Specially Designated Nationals Lists (SDN)
  • FINCEN Money Laundering Concerns

Contact us now to discuss your Public Safety Verification needs.