Request ID: FOI-3517-2223 Date published: 14 April 2023
Can you tell me how often , TFL train drivers , tube drivers and bus drivers have to have a DBS check , IE is it every 6 months , a year or two years etc
TfL Ref: 3517-2223
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 27 March 2023 asking for information about Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked:
how often , TFL train drivers , tube drivers and bus drivers have to have a DBS check , IE is it every 6 months , a year or two years etc
We can advise that all employees new to TfL will require a DBS check before they commence their employment, this includes tube drivers.
There is currently no requirement to initiate further DBS checks for tube drivers during their employment.
For third party companies that operate services on our behalf, such as London Buses, London Overground, Elizabeth line and the Docklands Light Railway, DBS checks will be conducted by the individual employer.
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Jasmine Howard FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London