Businesses are required by law to make sure that all confidential material is shredded in accordance with UK legislation. This states that companies have a legal duty to destroy all private documentation and information when no longer required, and store it securely until then. On-site shredding is one of the most secure and easy methods of destroying documents, files and media. The on-site shredding process is carried out on your business’ premises, which allows you to oversee the whole process. What are the main benefits that on-site shredding brings to your business as part of your data security policy?
Compliance made convenient
Using a mobile shredding company will give you the chance to choose when they come to shred your documents. It really is completely down to your personal preference. This can be arranged to be done on a weekly basis, monthly or even as a one-off service.
The only thing that will be asked of you is to have all of your desired documents ready at hand to be shredded. If the next thing you’re thinking is “Where do I store it all?” On-site shredding services provide secure storage options for your documents in between shredding to ensure compliance with data security policies at all times. These storage options include lockable veneered consoles, secure wheelie bins and sacks. This means that your documents will remain secure until they can be been fully shredded.
Improved in-house security
Shredding all of your documents on-site will dramatically increase your level of security, and therefore your compliance with data protection laws too. When your documents are destroyed on the premises, this reduces the risk of an information breach. On-site shredding can therefore benefit any business that prints personal information.
You can be assured that the shredding is sufficient and it is completed by highly experienced professionals. There is extra security added with mobile shredding as you’re provided with secure receptacles to store documents before disposal. This means there is no unauthorised access in-house to documents once the they are locked inside.
Sufficient shredding guaranteed
There are a number of reasons why using an external shredding provider to shred your documents on-site can be beneficial. Handing over all responsibility to a certified company can give you peace of mind that all of your information is being shredding sufficiently, and in line with UK legislation.
On-site shredding is done on your premises where you can witness the process first hand. You will also be issues with a certificate of secure destruction to guarantee the completion of the shredding process to a satisfactory level. Instead of worrying over the safety of your shredding, whilst running a company and juggling a million and one other things on your mind, you can have complete peace that the job will be done efficiently.
Whether you are a large business or a very small business, it is a guaranteed worthwhile investment to choose shredding services from professionals as part of your data protection policy. It will help you to protect your confidential information in-house as well as the personal details of your customers. You will also be presented with a certificate following the services, as Shred-on-Site guarantees secure, professional shredding services.
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