Immediate response to London College of Fashion
Document SOS Ltd provided a rapid response when the London College of Fashion reported that some of its special collection had been damaged in a flood. Karen Ellis-Rees, Learning Resources Manager at LCF was impressed by the speed of the response and professionalism of the Document SOS team. Trained conservators arrived on site and within a day had brought 25 crates of material back to be freeze vacuum dried, and further material for select air drying.
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Records Management

Most organisations hold many linear feet of archives that are superfluous to requirements. Records Management consultancy assists staff in developing key document retention strategies which are in compliance with legal requirements. Efficient archive management ensures that inconsequential material is not restored unnecessarily.

The quantity of the archives that organisations are required to retain raises issues in terms of internal storage space. Document SOS provide varying solutions from Archive Training to Vacuum Packing. By vacuum packing documents, storage space can be reduced by up to 60%. Key information can easily be retrieved and re-packed.

For more information please give us a call on 0207 233 6006 or email us

Document Scanning

We have a capacity to scan over 500,000 pages per day into most formats including TIF, PDF, OCR, HTML, JPG and many more.

We can collect your documents direct from your office anywhere in the UK and once scanned we can even securely shred them if required, supplying an appropriate security certificate as proof.

Document S.O.S can also provide scanning for restored documentation following its recovery and restoration. This is particularly helpful as a backup copy but it should be noted that some records need to be on their original substrate to support legal criteria.

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Document Scanning & Retrieval

Document Management Solutions and full secure web hosted document portal for total accessibility with Invoice Processing and workflow

Quantor Scanning Limited, Unit 14 Maybrook Ind Est, Brownhills, Walsall, West Midlands, WS8 7DG
Tel: 01543 377266   Fax: 01543 377811
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Secure Data Destruction
Where documents are not required for restoration but contain sensitive information, shredding can be arranged and a certificate of its secure destruction supplied as proof. There are three levels of shredding:
  • uncertified destruction
  • certified destruction
  • witnessed incineration

For more information please give us a call on 0207 233 6006 or email us

Secure Document Storage

Frequently in a disaster site, the damage is limited to one area, but the office or building is deemed unsuitable for a variety of reasons. In order that multiple storage sites do not complicate file retrieval, it is more efficient to keep all the paperwork together in one location. Document S.O.S provide a secure document storage service for those undamaged records, which includes a fast-track retrieval and courier facility. The demand for the logging and packing system that Document S.O.S offer has now been extended to include office relocations. Documents from the original office can be sorted, archived, delivered and unpacked in order at the new location.

For more information please give us a call on 0207 233 6006 or email us

Library Relocations

Our total understanding of your needs during the time of your move and our unederstanding of correct book handling sets us aside from our competition. Our Project Management team's understands how to move books so as to not damage them, keeping them in prime condition, along with being as flexible as possible, allows us to give to you a smooth and efficient transition.

We offer a wide variety of services that best suit each individual library's needs. These services are as follows:
  • Full moving services
  • Planning
  • Rare book moves
  • Cleaning collections (during the move or maintenance of your stacks)
  • Free initial consultations
  • Sample Specifications (e-mail us to request sample move specifications)
  • Furniture and computer moving
  • Storage needs

For more information please give us a call on 0207 233 6006 or email us

Disaster Recovery Kit

Document SOS is happy to offer its clients a disaster supply kit

Keeping a large supply of equipment in case of emergency is not necessary. It is bulky, awkward to store and expensive. However, it is worth having a few of the essential items on hand. In the event of a crisis the disaster company called in will have the necessary salvage and protection equipment. The items must be stored in an accessible location, perhaps in a box in the cleaner's cupboard with the mops and buckets that may also be required.

The Kit we supply contains:
  • A packet of face masks
  • Several pairs of light weight rubber gloves
  • Several pairs of welder's gloves (for handling material where there is broken glass)
  • Several pairs of cotton gloves
  • Polythene bags / cling film
  • Masking tape
  • Rolls of brown parcel-sealing tape
  • Packets of plastic sheeting
  • Waterproof marker pens
  • Book I.D. forms and pens
  • Several rolls of crepe bandage
  • Strong torch (batteries must be checked regularly)
  • Pot-holing head torches ( batteries must be checked regularly)
  • Medium sized paint brushes ( 1- 1 _ inches 3-4 cm wide)
  • Several pairs of scissors
  • First aid kit
  • Key administrative stationary

For more information please give us a call on 0207 233 6006 or email us