Concept Management’s application to become a member of the Information Destruction Section of the Association as a Principal member of the BSIA has been approved.
All the checks have been completed and Concept are delighted to be apart of the UK’s private security industry trade body.
The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. Members are responsible for more than 70% of privately provided UK security products and services (by turnover) including the manufacture, distribution and installation of electronic and physical security equipment and the provision of security guarding and consultancy services.
The BSIA has led the way for over 50 years in the shaping of the private security industry. Members are industry professionals ranging in size from global companies to small and medium enterprises, offering quality products and services to a vast spectrum of end-users.
BSIA’s mission to be the voice of the private security industry, supporting members and encouraging excellence, while educating the marketplace on the value of quality and professional security, and creating an atmosphere in which our members can flourish.
BSIA Membership shall be recognised by industry stakeholders as the most relevant indicator of quality and professionalism in the provision of security products and services; and shall be seen by security providers as an essential requirement, and benefit, for active industry participants.
BSIA Membership is the symbol of quality and professionalism in the security industry.
The BSIA Information Destruction (ID) Section consists of companies that securely destroy a range of confidential information, including paper, DVDs and computer hard-drives. The section also destroys items that could potentially cause problems if they fall into the wrong hands, such as branded products and uniforms.
The section highlights the importance of information destruction for businesses and the benefits of using a quality supplier. With identity fraud rising, sensitive information and data needs to be destroyed properly otherwise confidential details can be put at risk.
The ID section’s work is particularly relevant to the Data Protection Act. Every Data Controller using an information destruction company is required to choose a supplier which provides sufficient guarantees of security measures, including destruction being carried out under contract and evidenced in writing. All BSIA Information Destruction companies offer this quality guarantee.
Section members work to a European Standard for the secure destruction of confidential material (EN 15713) as part of their ISO 27001:2008 inspection.