What is APROSS?
An Approved Public Record Office Storage Supplier, also known as APROSS, is a commercial storage facility which has been appointed by the Keeper of Public Records under s.12 of the Public Records Act 1973 for the storage of Victorian public records in physical formats. To become an APROSS a commercial storage facility must be assessed by PROV as meeting the requirements of PROS 20/02 S1 APROSS Specification.
APROSS companies provide records storage services to agencies that may not have sufficient space to store records, or those who don't have the capacity to run their own in-house records storage and retrieval program.
Requirements for APROSS
All commercial storage providers who wish to become part of the APROSS program must meet PROV requirements.
To join the APROSS program, commercial storage providers must have their facilities assessed against PROS 20/02 S1 APROSS Specification. The APROSS Specification provides the measurable requirements APROSS providers must implement to meet each principle under the Storage Standard.
All APROSS appointments are made by the Keeper of Public Records under Section 12 of the Public Records Act 1973.
How to become an APROSS
Commercial Storage Facilities are certified as an APROSS following the receipt of paperwork and inspection by an authorised PROV representative.
See the following Step-by-Step guide.