Whether you are the sole employee of your business or you have dozens or even hundreds of employees, you will naturally collect a certain amount of paper. Even seemingly innocuous pieces of scrap paper that you use to take notes can contain critical business, employee, or customer data and it is important that this does not find its way into the wrong hands.
Confidential paper shredding offered by a professional shredding company offers secure shredding using a cross hatch method that is impossible to reconstruct. It also means that the paper is removed from your premises as soon as it is collected and you can arrange for regular collections or call for collection as required. You can even watch the shredding take place so that you know it has been done properly. This affords you the opportunity to protect data related to your organisation, your employees, your customers, and yourself.
Cross Hatch Shredding
Many home and office shredding machines use a single cross cut. This means that the paper will be cut either horizontally or vertically and will produce thin strips of paper.
This type of shredding may prove effective at deterring many data thieves and identity thieves but it can be reconstructed. Confidential paper shredding services use a double cut, or cross hatch cut. The paper is cut both horizontally and vertically and this results in a confetti like cut that cannot be put back together.
Paper Disposal And Recycling
Once the paper has been shredded it is taken away in the van that was used for the shredding. This is a convenient alternative to having to find some way of disposing of the waste yourself.
The modern business world demands that we recycle as much as possible and this includes paper as well as other materials. Secure document shredding will collect and remove the paper as well as shredding it, and a good shredding company will recycle every bit of paper that they collect minimising your impact on the environment.
Different businesses have different document shredding requirements. Your own requirements will vary according to the amount of waste paper that you produce. A secure paper shredding service will be able to collect your paper when it reaches a certain level and all you need to do is ring them to arrange collection. Alternatively, if you get through a large amount of paper every week or every month you can arrange a regular collection and shredding time to suit your needs.
Watch The Shredding
Mobile document shredders bring a shredding van to your premises and shred the paper outside your building. This means that you have the peace of mind of knowing that the shredding has been done and that the paper is taken away for you.
You can even watch the shredding so that you can be certain that documents and data have been destroyed. Some of your customers may have extremely strict data security requirements and if you use a company that removes the paper before shredding you can never be certain that something doesn’t happen to the paper while in transit.
Confidential Paper Shredding For Your Business
In reality, confidential paper shredding destroys data as well as paper and it is this that makes it such an invaluable part of the business world. Most businesses produce a lot of paper data and this needs to be destroyed regularly and properly to ensure the integrity of employees, the business itself, and you.
Stolen or lost data can cause a major problem for your organisation. It means that your reputation with your clients will be damaged and this can be very difficult to recover from.
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