More and more businesses are adopting the practice of on-site paper shredding. For legal compliance and protecting secure customer and staff information, keeping information confidential is an essential part of business. Mobile shredding using a trusted company is becoming the norm, as it takes up less critical time, and provides an assurance of sufficient disposal. You can leave shredding in the hands of a professional company and receive the benefits of allowing them to take care of your secure data, so that you don’t have to spend time in-house manually shredding each document.
Compliance by law
Every company has a legal responsibility to destroy secure data such as financial transactions or individuals’ personal details. They must comply with laws such as FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act) and HIPAA (Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and are responsible for guarding their customers’ information from being shared unnecessarily. Companies which fail to do so are liable for penalties such as a significant fine, which could be avoided by ensuring that you maintain a standard of compliance that is acceptable.
Efficiency of document disposal
Using a mobile shredding specialist dramatically reduces the time that it takes to deal with your documents to be shredded. The mobile shredding vehicles are able to drive on-site and shred a huge amount of paper in one single load, which is more efficient than shredding each document at a time, even with an industrial shredder. In addition, many on-site shredding companies will provide you with storage facilities for paper waiting to be shredded – either a locked, veneered receptacle or a secure wheelie bin with bags. These will be emptied at agreed times periodically, when is suitable for your business to cause minimum disruption.
See your documents shredded
With many on-site shredding companies, you are able to witness the shredding process should you choose to. The process only lasts a few minutes, so it is possible to see it happen without it affecting your normal working day. In this way, you can be certain that your documents have indeed been destroyed, witnessing it first-hand as the professionals dispose of your secure paperwork. You have the assurance that your documents are unrecoverable before they leave the site.
Assurance of secure destruction
When choosing to outsource your shredding and confidentiality needs to a team of certified experts, you can rest in the knowledge that your business is fully compliant with all UK security laws. Their specialised mobile vehicles shred your files so that they cannot be reconstructed. Using specialists also guarantees a green approach – all paper shredded is recycled, making your approach to secure document destruction an environmentally friendly one.
For more information about secure document destruction for your business, get in touch with Shred-on-Site today.
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