Records Management for the Private Sector

The Records Management training for the Private Sector course is based largely on the international standards and methodologies for implementing Records Management.   This programme is ideal for Records Managers in the Private sector who need a comprehensive approach and guidance to planning, setting up and managing records within the organisation.    Delegates will receive a number of templates and frameworks to kick start their records management improvement.  This programme is a must for any staff member who has been appointed to the position of records manager, or who has been allocated those responsibilities.

The course will be run by Paul Mullon who is recognized by the South African National Archives as a records management consultant. Paul has worked closely with the National Archives on the implementation of International Standards in South Africa and convenes a worldwide ISO working group on long term preservation of electronic records. He is a member of SABS (SA Bureau of Standards) and ISO Technical Committees for both Document Management Applications (ECM) and Records Management, often heads up the South Africa delegation to ISO committee meetings and acts as the liaison between various ISO Technical Working Committees. He is a highly sought after speaker with many years’ experience in the industry.

The people who will benefit most from this training would be:

• Records Managers
• Senior Registry Officials
• Departmental managers responsible for Records Management
• Departmental/unit records coordinators
• IT staff responsible for records management

Because of the interactive nature of this course, attendance is restricted to 25 delegates so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Duration: 5 Days

Course Fees: R10,990.00.00 excluding VAT.

Download the Records Management Training for the Private Sector brochure.


Delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the legal environment that surrounds records management and their responsibilities in terms of the law
  • Make informed decisions relating to electronic records, and advise their organisations accordingly
  • Conduct a records audit as a basis for developing a records management strategy
  • Create and implement a records management roadmap and programme
  • Use the DIRKS records management methodology in accordance with ISO 15489
  • Understand the various standards applicable to records management
  • Manage records on all formats
  • Conduct an analysis of processes which impact on records management
  • Develop a Business Classification Scheme or File Plan
  • Implement a retention schedule
  • Implement a systematic disposal programme to destroy or transfer records which no longer have value
  • Understand the risks associated with various types of records media and protect against these risks.
  • Understand Vital records, and implement a vital records plan
  • Develop a change and communications plan.
  • Implement an ongoing audit and assessment programme.