Shredding is a key part of many business’ in-house security policies because of the benefits that it brings. But what are these benefits and how can shredding services apply to multi-office businesses, with multiple locations?
Benefit #1 – Increased security
Perhaps the most obvious benefit of on-site shredding for businesses is that it increases security. On-site shredding is an effective way to improve overall security for your business, at office level, and as an overall company, because it can be carried out easily at each individual office site. Using the same service across multiple locations will keep billing simple and give a consistent level of security across all premises.
Benefit #2 – Guaranteed compliance
Of course, there are the legal benefits to consider when choosing shredding for your multi-office business. No business can afford to be lacking in their security and data protection compliance, since failure to meet legal requirements can result in hefty fines and significant legal action being taken against them.
Not having a sufficient security and secure document destruction policy can lead to information being accessed by unauthorised personnel, within the organisation or outside of it. Consequences include cases of identity theft, fraud, and ongoing customer issues such as lack of trust and damage to brand reputation.
Benefit #3 – Convenience
In many cases, businesses will have a single consistent secure document destruction policy, but completing this process in-house can be time-consuming and expensive. This inefficient process can cause staff to waste time shredding instead of focussing on their key skills and generating revenue, but it can also mean that the shredding process gets overlooked when time is restricted, increasing the risk of a security breach.
Using an on-site shredding provider like Shred-on-Site can guarantee regular shredding that is sufficient and effective to maintain your compliance. It can be tricky to ensure that all office locations are meeting your specified levels of security and following all processes, particularly when office sizes and requirements vary. However, Shred-on-Site can visit regularly to ensure that a high level of security is maintained at all times. What’s more, our qualified shredding team will even provide your offices with locked receptacles to store confidential documents in until we get there!
Find out more about Shred-on-Site’s on-site shredding services for multi-office businesses by giving the team a call today on 0800 181 4106.
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