Self-Storage Zone

The CSTA is committed to promoting Best-Practice, Professionalism and Standards at Container Self-Storage Facilities.

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Industry Code of Practice

The CSTA is committed to promoting best-practice operations at Container Self-Storage Facilities. As part of this process, we have published the “CSTA Code of Practice and Guidance for Operators of Container Self-Storage Facilities”. This Code of Practice reflects the work that the CSTA is undertaking to raise standards in this sector of the Self-Storage industry – and to encourage the industry to operate according to professional criteria.

The Code has been developed for CSTA Accredited Members who provide a professional standard of container self-storage site facilities.

Stakeholders – such as local authorities, financial partners and insurance companies – may refer to the Code of Practice in their evaluation process.

To download the document, click here: CSTA CODE OF PRACTICE.

Sharing Best Practice

CSTA will provide a forum for Operators of Container Self-Storage Facilities to discuss key issues and share best-practice on a number of matters of mutual interest – for example:

  • Fly tipping
  • Credit checking, credit control
  • Obtaining County Court Judgements

The CSTA will continue, to offer our existing services, including “Accredited Member Status” and CSC Awareness Courses for Traders.

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Insurance is a necessity for all businesses. The CSTA is planning to facilitate access by its members to insurance products which are tailored to meet the needs of the Container Self-Storage Industry, namely:

  • Business insurance: Contractual, property, directors, interruption etc
  • Liability insurance: Public, employers, product etc
  • Self-storage client insurance: The contents of their containers

There are a number of benefits for the operator of a self-storage facility to offer its clients contents insurance. The insurance package will include advice how to develop and promote a client insurance option.