As 2016 comes to an end, what are some of the most common questions we have come across this year from enquiries about our services? Here are some questions you should have a think about if you’re considering opting for shredding services in the New Year, or simply renewing your current strategy:
Why is document destruction important to my business?
Most businesses will have a certain level of secure data, whether this is in-house information or external customer data. Every business has a legal requirement to protect data and ensure that it is not shared with third parties or external sources without explicit permission to do so. Failure to comply with legal data protection standards can result in severe penalties and legal consequences, so every business needs to address their security policies.
What should I be shredding?
Businesses should be shredding anything from paper documents that contain any personal or sensitive information, as soon as it is no longer required. Other forms of media should also be destroyed sufficiently, including hard drives and CDs. Here is a more detailed list of things you should be shredding as a business.
What shredding methods are available to me?
Simply throwing away documents that are no longer necessary is not sufficient and will not cover your business should these documents get into the wrong hands. Besides burning, shredding is the only way to ensure that data is unrecoverable, and options for this include shredding in-house, of outsourcing to shredding professionals who offer a range of services such as on-site and off-site shredding.
Are there any guarantees?
Shred-on-Site offers a guarantee with every collection. They shred all documents on-site, which all customers are able to witness first-hand should they choose to do so. The shredding process is carried out by a trained shredding engineer in our specialised vehicles, before a certificate of secure destruction is presented.
What other benefits are there for on-site shredding services?
Off-site shredding simply cannot match the same level of security as on-site shredding, since on-site means that there is no transport period where documents could be intercepted. As well as the security provided, on-site shredding also offers an environmentally friendly alternative to burning, since all paper can be taken away to be recycled with the documents of other customers. This takes care of your corporate social responsibility in regards to paper waste and management.
How do I implement this to fit around my business?
Shred-on-Site offers a choice of collection options to best suit each of our customers. You can choose whichever is the most convenient, from regular collections to one-off visits. Simply give our team a call on 0800 181 4106 to find a solution to suit you.
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