What is PD5454:2012?

PD5454 sets out best practice in how documents and data should be stored. The standard is the benchmark for compliance managers to use when conducting due diligence and assessing the suitability of storage companies. Read on to find out more.

PD5454 superseded BS5454. The standard is best practice for the storage of archived files and documents. It now includes guidance for the safegaurding of digital media such as CDs, DVDs, USBs and hard drives.

Guidance is given to security, software usage, fire protection, temperature control and humidity.

A professional records management business like Topwood should be able to demonstrate it complies with PD5454- and we can. A facility manager, security officer or compliance manager, can use PD5454 as a benchmark when assessing the suitablilty of a company. A records management firms that can not prove compliance with PD5454 should raise alarm bells when compliance managers undertake their due diligence.

At Topwood we incorporate the standard into the scope of our information security management system (ISMS). Our ISMS is independently certified to comply with information security standard ISO27001.

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