Introduction to this document

Computer policy

It’s important in all office-based workplaces to have policy statements on the use of computers, e-mail and the Internet at work and on using the telephone. Our policy covers the essentials to protect your computer systems and networks.

Computer usage and security

Our Computer Policy sets out strict rules on the use of company computer hardware and software, including portable storage devices, and the data that can be accessed on those computers. It also covers important rules on computer security. You can adapt this policy to suit your particular circumstances. For example, you might be willing to be more liberal in your approach to personal use of company computers or you might wish to provide that employees have no personal uses at all whilst at work.