Scottish Braille Press

2a Robertson Avenue 
EH11 1PZ
Tel: 0131 662 4445
Fax: 0131 662 1968


Security and Accreditations

Security camera


We produce confidential documents such as bank statements and exam papers in braille and other accessible formats for a number of clients. Security is of paramount importance to these clients. 

Our robust information security policy 

All employees are required to sign that they agree to protect the confidentiality of information, both during and after their employment with the organisation. 

Background verification checks are carried out on all candidates for employment. All employees are required to complete Data Protection, Fraud Awareness and Information Security training annually. 

We have a number of physical and environmental security measures in place. Critical or sensitive information processing facilities are housed in secure areas, protected by defined security perimeters, with appropriate security barriers and entry controls to prevent unauthorised physical access, damage and interference to the organisation’s premises and information.

Security perimeters such as alarms, CCTV, entry fob controlled gates and doors and manned reception desks are used to protect areas that contain information processing facilities. User restrictions are in place to prevent the unauthorised use of removable storage devices.

All visitors to the Scottish Braille Press must be signed in and accompanied at all times.

Sensitive documents are stored in a safe situated within a secure, restricted access area under CCTV cameras. The entire building is protected by a monitored alarm system.

All master files are stored on secure servers located within a secure server room, with restricted access, equipped with an alarm system and networked digital camera. There is a remote dual firewall in place securely operated and managed by our ISP.  

All proofing copies and paper waste is securely shredded in-house each afternoon at close of business using the in-house shredding facilities.  All customer sensitive system data is purged after 90 days.


We have the following accreditations: Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and PCI-DSS:

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.









ISO 27001

Since 2015 we have achieved ISO 27001 accreditation in recognition of our information security systems. ISO27001 is an internationally recognised best practice framework for an information security management system.  Further information on what this means, and how it benefits our customers can be found here.


ISO 9001         

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard designed to be a powerful business improvement tool.       


ISO 14001

ISO 14001 helps businesses of all sizes across all sectors make their day to day operations more sustainable.



PCI DSS is the worldwide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard that was set up to help businesses process card payments securely and reduce card fraud. This is achieved through enforcing tight controls surrounding the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data that businesses handle. PCI DSS is intended to protect sensitive cardholder data. More information on PCI-DSS. 

Modern Slavery Policy 

We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. 

We consider that we have an obligation to demonstrate and promote fair and reasonable standards in the treatment of people who are operating within our sphere of influence.  This applies to any situations whether regarding employment, the operation of our business or sourcing our suppliers or other organisations with whom we may work. 

We will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking.  This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, agency workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.