Cutting costs and increasing efficiency are key for any business, particularly at the moment when every little saving helps. However, when it comes to identifying those areas where savings can be made, you may not have considered how much time and money you could save your business by opting for onsite mobile document destruction. Although paying someone else to do something you or your staff could do might seem like a waste of precious cash flow, in fact by opting for on site shredding you could be saving yourself not just money but also time spent too.
Research suggests that you can save up to 20% on your operational costs by switching from handling your shredding in house to taking on mobile document destruction instead. The evidence for this is easy to identify – whilst it might take an employee around five hours to shred about 25kgs of paper, if you are using onsite mobile document destruction instead then this can take a matter of minutes. That’s a five hour time saving in an instant, freeing up that employee to go and undertake tasks that are more productive and more focused on driving the business forward.
In addition to the obvious savings on time and money, onsite mobile document destruction can help ensure that your business is not hit by costly fines – or even sued – as a result of breaches of security that might take place where you are shredding documents off site, or relying on staff to handle the process. Those companies that don’t take care of the data they acquire from customers could find themselves in breach of the Data Protection Act and, whilst it might not sound like a piece of legislation with much teeth, there is actually the possibility of a fine of up to £500,000 if you don’t take proper care with data. Choosing onsite mobile document destruction could help you avoid exposing your business to this kind of risk and save you the cost of the fine if anything goes wrong.
When you engage the onsite mobile document destruction services the entire shredding process is taken care of for you. This takes away the obligation on staff or management to monitor document destruction – which is essential both in terms of avoiding Data Protection Act breaches and protecting the security of the business, its goodwill and assets – freeing you up to focus on much more profitable tasks. The document destruction can be set for the same time each week and will take place without requiring any prompting. It is far easier than trying to include this in your own busy schedule, whether you are handling the document destruction yourself or managing someone else to do it.
There are many reasons why onsite mobile document destruction can help a business make reductions in cost and timespent. From the obvious savings on employee time, to the potential reduction in the risk of receiving a fine for breaching the Data Protection Act, it is the best option for efficient and reliable document destruction.
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