Proper disposal of confidential information is important but also a legal requirement in the UK. Failure to do this sufficiently can result in severe penalties, damage to your company name and reputation and ultimately loss of business due to this. This means that shredding should be a regular part of your business’ disposal strategy. So what options are there for you?
Methods of shredding
You can complete your shredding in-house, however this can be an extremely time-consuming process. It can disrupt your everyday working processes and business functions as staff members are required to complete the shredding. In this case, outsourcing your shredding Different methods of shredding include on-site and off-site shredding. Off-site shredding is where your documents are taken away before being shredding at the site of the shredding company, compared to on-site shredding which takes place on your premises.
On-site shredding offers a greater security
On-site shredding provides the most secure option of shredding, since none of your secure documentation is transported before the shredding process occurs. This reduces the likelihood of it falling into the wrong hands. You are often able to be presented with a certificate of secure destruction guaranteeing the sufficient level of shredding has taken place for all of your materials. With Shred-on-Site, you are even able to witness this process first-hand.
Other benefits of on-site shredding
Other benefits of on-site shredding include the time saved by allowing your shredding to be taken care of by an outside company. You can be assured that shredding is completed to a legally compliant standard by the trained shredding staff. This protects your company from any legal issues, and gives your business a trustworthy reputation with your customers.
Storing your shredding
Whichever shredding choice you choose, you can ensure that your documents are kept secure until the process occurs. Shred-on-site offers a selection of secure storage methods from sacks to locked veneered cabinets. Once documents are placed inside, these cannot be removed until the shredding takes place and the cabinet is unlocked by qualified shredders.
For more information about on-site shredding to keep your business secure, get in touch on 0800 181 4106 today.
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