U Hold The Key joins 'Tick Box' scheme in a bid to set new standards for safety and trust in self-storage

Leading North East self-storage company, U Hold The Key, has qualified for the 'Tick Box: Keep it Real Keep it Legal' scheme, showcasing its commitment to enhancing safety and professionalism in the self-storage industry. U Hold The Key takes pride in its role as a founding member of this accreditation, reinforcing its commitment to setting the highest industry standards.

Part of the Parsons Containers Group, U Hold The Key operates on 12 sites, including 11 in the North East. The company has joined the scheme, which was developed in partnership with the Self-Storage Association UK (SSA UK), after successfully passing an audit by the local Trading Standards office.

The 'Tick Box' initiative represents a collaboration between the self-storage industry and Trading Standards, promoting best practices and the highest standards to prevent illegal activities within storage facilities. At its core is a comprehensive code of practice that outlines straightforward procedures to prevent the storage of counterfeit and illicit goods.

In joining the ‘Tick Box’ scheme, U Hold The Key seeks to create an environment where customers can have absolute trust that their belongings are safe and secure. It signifies a commitment to working closely with Trading Standards to ensure quick responses to concerns, suspicions, or any need for assistance. By prominently displaying the 'Tick Box' logo, U Hold The Key can visibly demonstrate its commitment to maintaining a secure environment for customers, ensuring that their belongings are protected.

Jane Skilbeck, Business Manager from U Hold The Key , comments: “We are delighted to join the Tick Box Scheme. This initiative and its code of practice empower us, alongside fellow sector members, to collaborate effectively with Trading Standards and enforcement agencies to combat the storage of unsafe or illicit goods. Our participation in the scheme demonstrates our commitment to setting the highest standards in the industry. By ensuring that only appropriate items are stored and our customers' belongings remain secure, we actively foster an envionment of trust and safety.”

To qualify for the 'Tick Box: Keep it Real Keep it Legal' scheme, businesses undergo thorough audits by their local Trading Standards office, ensuring compliance with the code of practice. Those needing additional support to meet the requirements receive guidance from Trading Standards, while those successfully meeting the criteria are granted the 'Tick Box' logo.

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