Retention Guide for Manufacturing & Engineering

This list is not exhaustive and is intended as a guide only. Please feel free to contact us for further assistance regarding your retention obligations.

  •  Accident books – 3 years.
  • All reports of data – 12 years.
  • Calibration records – 6 years.
  • Contractor timesheets – 1 year.
  • Defects & corrective action records – 6 years.
  • External audits – 6 years.
  • Goods in advice notes – 6 years.
  • Goods in/out records – 6 years.
  • Industrial training – 6 years.
  • Internal audits – 6 years.
  • Inventories – Until superseded.
  • Product specifications – 6 years.
  • Purchase orders – 3 years.
  • Stock adjustment sheets – 2 years.

Manufacturing & Engineering Document Management

The UK has introduced a long-term legally binding framework to address the negative externality of environmental sustainability which demands more efficient resource use and waste minimisation. Waste recycling could therefore be considered essential for long-term survival and growth.

EvaStore offer secure and confidential document shredding and recycling services which can assist in your compliance with increasingly stringent data protection requirements, by ensuring that confidential information is securely destroyed in accordance with set retention dates.

To complement our physical retrieval service, EvaStore provide a scan-on-demand service for quick and efficient electronic retrieval of documentation from your boxes or files held in storage so you benefit from relocating your physical archiving to EvaStore’s managed document storage, yet have the information you need rapidly retrieved electronically.

  • Your clients’ and your own important files and documents are managed in our modern and secure document storage facilities.
  • All staff are CRB checked and bound by confidentiality agreements to protect your information.
    Registered with the ICO for data protection.
  • EvaStore’s fleet of secure vehicles are satellite-tracked.
  • Operate O’Neil Software, the barcode management solution which allows us to track every activity of your boxes, files, records or documents.
  • Rapid physical or electronic retrieval of your required information.