FAQ: Are your staff security vetted?
All Topwood's staff who come into contact with sensitive material are security vetted to BS7858. This level of vetting meets the requirements of shredding standard EN15713 and complies with HM Government Cabinet Office guidelines for Personnel Security Controls. Security vetting is completed on all staff prior to their engagement.
Our staff all carry personal identifcation. The images used on their ID cards are also published on our staff webpage so you can check the staff handling your informaton are security vetted to BS7858.
The vetting process is the most comprehensive and includes identity checks, follow-ups on employment and education references as well as criminal and credit reference checks. This vetting includes full DBS (formerly CRB) checks as well as background medical and financial searches.
This developed vetting is done prior to employment so you can 100 per assured that your information security will not be compromised by our staff handling documents and data on your behalf.
In addition, all employees sign a confidentiality agreement prior to any engagement with Topwood to ensure they do not disclose any senstive information during (or after) their employment with Topwood.
Topwood’s information security ISO27001:2013 accreditation incorporates a guarantee that we comply fully with BS7858.
Whilst pre-employment checks can verify a person's history it does not gurantee future actions. Our culture is for continuous training, motivation and to reward staff so that keeping information safe is their number one priority.