Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):

In these times of great uncertainty and different ways of working Shred-on-Site can offer a bespoke service to homeworkers that will cater for specific confidential shredding requirements. Being regarded as an essential service we have continued to work throughout this pandemic and all of our drivers are well versed in operating within the Government guidelines of social distancing, continual cleansing and the wearing of PPE.
All we will require is your post code, an approximate volume of the material, be it paper or media, that needs shredding and we can let you know costs and availability.
Should you require any further information please contact us.

How can your business prevent fraud through on-site shredding?

Every year, organisations lose around 5% of their annual revenue to fraud. For small businesses without serious checks and balances in place this percentage can be even higher. The impact of fraud is something that has made a lot of headlines – financial cost, reputational damage and a loss of employee or customer trust are just a few of the consequences that can arise as a result. So taking steps to prevent fraud is essential for every organisation – on-site shredding is a necessary part of any fraud prevention strategy.

What’s the risk to businesses?

Individual identity fraud and the risks to consumers tend to be most often mentioned when it comes to fraud prevention. However, there are also serious risks for organisations that need to be mitigated. These primarily come from employees. Disgruntled employees may find ways to take their revenge against a business by committing fraud, for example. Those who are not happy in their jobs may be motivated to steal from an employer.

Carelessness is another big issue

If there are no safeguards in place when it comes to securing recycling bins, or ensuring that documents and files containing sensitive information are properly disposed of, employees may simply leave them around. Information can end up in fraudulent hands by any number of means.

Securing sensitive data

Any business data could be potentially sensitive when it comes to enabling fraud to take place, from employee records to financial projections and details of prototypes. That’s why it’s so essential for every business to take steps to prevent this from happening with on-site shredding. Working with an on-site shredding partner will minimise the risk of fraud in a number of key ways:

Lockable receptacles

Lockable bins ensure that once papers and files have been disposed of for recycling there is no opportunity for these documents to be removed from the container. This reduces the potential for opportunistic theft with the intent to commit fraud and makes it easier for businesses to control how data is handled.

On-site shredding services

On-site shredding means that documents and data are disposed of before leaving the premises. One of the biggest risks for exposure of information that could lead to fraud is when documents leave the building. An on-site shredding service ensures that papers and files are completely destroyed before this happens and so cannot support potential fraud.

In-house responsibility

On-site shredding sends a clear message to employees. A lack of controlled disposal of documents and data can give the impression that the business doesn’t take document destruction seriously and isn’t really aware of the risks that this poses when it comes to fraud. This may lead employees to believe that they can get away with damaging the business in this way. With an on-site shredding service in place a clear message is sent to employees that the business takes these responsibilities seriously and doesn’t tolerate those who expose the business to unnecessary risk.

Fraud is a big issue for UK businesses but introducing on-site shredding provides an opportunity to minimise the risks. Get in touch with Shred-on-Site today.

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Shred-on-Site is a can-do organisation that believes in providing excellent service through exceptional people. We take care of all your shredding needs whilst delivering outstanding value for money.