Even in the digital age that we live in, most businesses will have a number of physical documents that contain secure information. This can include anything such as letters addressed to them, customer or staff information. If this isn’t kept secure, or destroyed properly, then the risk of fraud, identity theft and other complications occurs. To protect their information effectively, businesses should ensure regular shredding of all of these documents.
On-site shredding is compliant
Businesses that shred their documents on-site ensure compliance with UK law – which requires the destruction of all sensitive data to a sufficient level that it could not be reconstructed. Companies are also required to store this information securely prior to destruction. Failure to meet the requirements of UK law can result in large fines alongside other more serious consequences for businesses, so it is vital to take it seriously and put measures in place to ensure that your company is compliant.
A huge amount of documents can be taken care of
All kinds of documents are able to be shredded. Paper items can include business reports, legal documents, client records, staff details, internal procedures, payroll data and more. You can take care of all of this internally, but it will require a huge amount of time, and reduce your staff productivity. Allowing a shredding company to come and take care of this for you will not only save your time, but give you peace of mind to know that it is sorted out. Often they will have the ability to shred non-paper items that you might not be able to, such as hard drives and discs.
Security is optimised by on-site shredding
Being provided with a secure way of storing your documents, such as a locked veneered container, will reduce the risk of security breaches and encourage your staff to keep all sensitive information in one place before it is ready to be destroyed. Shredding on-site is more secure than off-site shredding, which allows documents to move location before being destroyed. This increases the risk of the data being obtained by unauthorised parties. On the other hand, on-sire shredding solutions ensure that your data is destroyed in your presence, without leaving your premises, which is far more secure overall.
Shred-on-Site exceeds your requirements
Shred-on-Site offers exceptional on-site shredding services that ensure security and compliance to meet your needs. Not only this, but we give you the chance to witness the shredding process first-hand and present you with a certificate of guaranteed destruction, just to give you peace of mind. We collect on a regular basis, or as one-off collections at your convenience, and help your business to be green by recycling all your shredded material after destruction.
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