What is a secure file-sharing platform?

The accreditation process is split into two sections:

  • Peer Review for Type II/Type III agencies
  • Audit for all agencies

The Peer Review and Audit processes are designed to be remote (meaning the reviewers and auditor will not visit your office in person), except when an onsite audit visit is required.

Instead, all file and document sharing is done electronically.

To ensure a secure and convenient method of file-sharing, SLAB have sourced a secure cloud-based system. This is hosted within our own network and is managed by our IT team.

Agencies going through peer review

We will provide you with access to the file-sharing platform at the time of your peer review if you are a Type II/Type III agency. The agency contact will be asked to sign a User Agreement, which will enable us to create your account.

Your account will give you access to an individual folder where you should upload the files that have been selected for peer review. Once the files have been uploaded to your account we will save them to our servers and pass the files onto the assigned peer reviewers.

Once the peer reviewer has completed and submitted their final report to us the files will be deleted from the file-sharing platform and your account will be deleted.

All agencies going through Audit

After you have booked your audit, our auditor will ask you to sign the Audit file-sharing User Form.

You will be assigned an individual audit folder where you will upload the documentation required for your audit.

The auditor will save the files you upload and, once the audit is complete, the files and your account will be deleted.