We're one of just a handful of computer disposal companies to have achieved IG Toolkit accreditation
bolton, uk (PRWEB UK) 31 August 2012
Computer disposal company, Concept Management Ltd, is securing many new NHS contracts for secure computer disposal and data disposal having successfully achieved Satisfactory Status of the Information Governance (IG) Toolkit earlier this year.
The IG Toolkit was introduced as an assessment for NHS organisations to assess themselves against Department of Health Information Governance Policies and Standards.
Concept’s Business Development Director, Mark Wilding said: “We’re delighted to achieve a Satisfactory Pass for the IG Toolkit. We’re the only company in this field to have achieved this and it’s a positive step forward for the company.
“We fully support the IG Toolkit and hope that more NHS trusts will seek to use us to ensure data gets disposed of safely and securely to avoid sensitive data getting into the wrong hands.”
In June this year Brighton Hospital was fined a record £325,000 by the ICO Information Commissioners Office as a result of serious data breaches and patient data entering the public domain.
Concept’s computer disposal and data removal is secure adhering not only to the IG Toolkit (for NHS contracts), but compliant with many other significant legislators WEEE (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations as well as environmental regulations such as ISO 14001, ISO 9001, Hazardous Waste, Duty of Care, a National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health and a full ATF permit. In addition to this, Concept is also a member of ADISA – Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance.
Concept’s skills are borne out of maximizing return from end of life, redundant and obsolete ICT equipment. As such, the service Concept provides is free of charge regardless of the ICT equipment that has been procured and for NHS contracts, the Trusts get paid for the removal of the equipment.
Adds Mark: “We won a position on a framework in the North West for the recycling of equipment for the NHS. Securing this demonstrated our knowledge and expertise in the NHS and the confidence and trust they had in us.”
As well as the NHS, Concept also works within many different sectors from education, small business and corporate, through to local authorities. They specialise in computer disposal, secure computer disposal, WEEE recycling coupled with secure data and equipment destruction.
From a secure site totalling 25,000 square feet, Concept provides WEEE recycling coupled with secure data and equipment destruction services for all business sectors.
“We accept full responsibility for data protection once we have arrived on site and started the collection.” Concludes Mark.