The UK is unique in that all organisations are expected to adhere to a strict level of data protection. Every company is required to meet these data protection demands outlined in UK legislation and failure to do so can result in huge financial and legal consequences. All confidential information must be disposed of securely and efficiently to meet legal guidelines and prevent a data breach or action being taken against you. On-site shredding is a fantastic way to take care of these legal requirements – which is why more and more companies are beginning to enlist the help of professional shredding companies. If you’ve not tried it before, here are 3 other reasons that you may want to give on-site shredding a try:
#1 – Guaranteed compliance and procedures
From small businesses to large corporations, every company generates a large volume of paperwork. Over time this becomes outdated and no longer required, and must be disposed of securely. Getting rid of your waste confidentially can be time-consuming for employees in-house. Using an on-site shredding service can also eliminate the number of people that need to come into contact with the confidential documents, as well as guaranteeing that the documents are shredding to a legally compliant and unrecoverable standard.
#2 – Waste management and environmental impacts
Allowing an external company to take care of your shredding requirements, and shred your documents onsite, can control your waste management. Shred-on-Site can provide lockable storage facilities until the document destruction process takes place, that keep documents secure and limit the exposure of private information until disposal. As well as on-site shredding, Shred-on-Site contributes to your company’s sustainability as transport all shredding to be recycled following the destruction process. In this way, you get a secure disposal and waste management plan that incorporates sustainability and minimises your environmental impact.
#3 – Regular shredding requirements
Making time to complete shredding regularly as an organisation can be difficult and leave documents sitting on desks for longer than necessary. Enlisting professional shredding services will stop this build up by making regular collections to fit your requirements. This could be weekly, monthly, quarterly or even annually. Whatever the frequency, you can be assured that your confidential documents are being managed and destroyed in a compliant and efficient manner. On-site shredding means that your shredding can take place at the most convenient time for you, and you can watch the process on-site if you wish.
Find out more about on-site shredding for your business by giving Shred-on-Site a call on 0800 181 4106.
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