Standards of Practice: File Retention and Archiving Files round table discussion with panelists **
Moderator: Philippe J. Breau, NBLS CLS PEng
Panelist 1 – Julia Meldrum Smith, OLS, CLS.
Panelist 2 – Irwin Natt, P.Eng., P.Surv., ALS, CLS.
Panelist 3 – Carlo Monette, P.Surv., S.L.S., C.L.S.
Panelist 4 – Brent Taylor, CLS, BCLS
The pandemic has encouraged more work to be done remotely, resulting in much of surveyors\’ information and data being stored digitally. While this is great for trees and remote access, there is potential for disaster when it comes to future retrieval of data and records. Already the Practice Review department has heard several stories of lost, misfiled, unscanned, or discarded information. Maintaining good records and the ability to quickly answer questions and provide proof of your work is a must in our profession.