We are planning on disposing some of our old monitors from an office move. They are very old monitors and are not suitable for our office environment any more. Some employees have expressed an interested in taking some of these assets home for personal use. They are not tagged or recorded anywhere on the CMDB. Are we OK giving employee’s company assets which we do not have any record of, or deem valuable to the company? I would understand if they were laptops, as laptops hold data, have licenses assigned, need support etc – whereas monitors do not.
Only thing I am thinking, is what if there was an electrical fault/fire from the asset at that persons house - would we get in trouble? No idea when they were last PAT tested. Are there any issues around transfer of ownership/liability ?
I would guess standard practice would be a form that the person receiving the equipment signs, formally transferring ownership and stating the business no longer holds any responsibility/liability for the kit? Has anyone come across this scenario before?
I know we wouldn’t entertain the idea with old laptops or PCs due to licensing/time to wipe systems/possible ongoing support issues, but something like monitors may be different. Any thoughts?