June 17 2021
Self storage is rapidly gaining popularity as a practical solution for people needing extra space to store their items. According to the UK Self Storage Annual Report 2023 by Cushman & Wakefield, the self-storage industry’s annual turnover reached £990 million and is expected to hit £1 billion in 2023.
However, choosing a trustworthy, secure, and reliable accredited self storage facility is crucial. This blog digs deep into the advantages of selecting an accredited self-storage facility like Ready Steady Store in the United Kingdom.
The importance of being accredited
Opting for an accredited self storage company is essential for several reasons. Accreditation means the facility has undergone a thorough evaluation and satisfies specific safety, security, and reliability standards. As customers, this gives you peace of mind, knowing that your belongings are in good hands. Additionally, accredited facilities are more likely to have appropriate insurance coverage and adhere to industry best practices.
The most significant benefit of selecting an accredited self storage facility is the level of security offered. These facilities must have actively monitored surveillance cameras and alarms in place to ensure strict security measures, along with secure gates.
The Tick Box Scheme: what is it, and why is it important?
The Tick Box scheme is a partnership between Trading Standards, Intellectual Property Office (IPO), and the Self Storage Industry Association UK. This scheme is designed to ensure that self-storage facilities in the UK operate to the highest standards.
According to Self Storage Industry Association UK, more than 1,200 storage facility staff have been trained under the programme, and 45 national and local self storage providers have signed up for the first phase of the code of practice.
The Tick Box Scheme promotes stronger working relationships between self storage owners and their local Trading Standards service. More than 35 self-storage companies in the UK have voluntarily participated in the Tick Box scheme.
Through the Tick Box certification, storage facilities have clear procedures for a speedy response to any concerns, suspicions, or assistance, providing quality assurance to storage customers that their items are safe and well-protected. This certification powerfully conveys to customers that storing illegal products will not be tolerated, making storage facilities safer and more secure for all customers.
Ready Steady Store: a Tick Box accredited self-storage facility
At Ready Steady Store, we take the safety and security of your belongings seriously. With state-of-the-art CCTV cameras, intruder alarms, and security gates, our stores have the latest security measures to ensure your possessions are safe and sound.
In addition, we work with a leading security firm that monitors the store giving you peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe. Our security team is always available to respond to emergencies, and 85% of our stores have at least one security staff member present.
Access to our site is made easy through a contactless entry and exit via the Bear Box app. This essentially means you do not need to enter your Pin code to get in and out of the facility. All you have to do is download the app from your app store and register your details on the app. You will then have full access control to the facility at the touch of a button on your phone.
Our Gold Standard insurance policy covers the value of your items, adding an extra layer of protection and peace of mind. This policy protects your items against theft, fire, and flooding, among other unforeseen events. At Ready Steady Store, we pride ourselves on offering top-notch security measures and insurance policies to keep your belongings safe and secure. selves on offering top-notch security measures and insurance policies to keep your belongings safe and secure.
Why choose an accredited self-storage facility like Ready Steady Store?
Don’t take chances with your valuable belongings. Choosing an accredited self-storage facility like Ready Steady Store is the best way to ensure your belongings are safe, secure, and protected. We are committed to providing reliable customer service, flexible rental terms, and state-of-the-art security measures for the best storage experience.