Staff from the North East whose job it is to vet applications for security workers at the London Olympics say they are under so-much pressure they are cutting corners.
An ITV News investigation has uncovered claims that they are not checking information on forms because of the number of application forms they are expected to process.
They work in the Teesside offices of G4S, the Global company which has secured the security contract for the games.
One whistleblower told us
But it's not just the pressure they are under that is causing concern. ITV News has discovered that despite having access to a host of personal documents, many staff still haven't been given a criminal records check.
Security expert Andy Redhead, from Sec-tech Specialised Security Solutions, sits on a national security advisory panel and has worked at major sporting events including Wimbledon.
ITV News put all the concerns raised in this report to G4S and the London Olympic Games Organising Committee. Neither was willing to speak on camera but they issued the following statements: