What are the benefits of using a professional shredding company?

Businesses are realising that professional shredding companies offer a range of advantages such as security, environmentally friendly disposal and compliance with the Data Protection Act. So, here are some of the great benefits of using a professional paper shredding company could bring to your business.

Reduce risk of ID theft

In-house methods of document destruction through paper shredders in general aren’t very secure. Throughout the process, there are numerous risks including both your employees, and even criminals, accessing the bins and stealing information. Under the Data Protection Act businesses can be fined up to £500K for not implementing secure information handling procedures to prevent data breaches. The safest and easiest way for you to be protected against ID theft is to have files destroyed onsite through a professional shredding service.

Securing the workplace properly

It has been estimated that 85% of data breaches occur internally within the workplace. To prevent this you should introduce internal document management policies and train your staff accordingly. If you are using an office shredder then the papers and files can begin to accumulate which will leave the opportunist time to take advantage of your unsecure paperwork. Professional paper shredding services supply businesses with a secure document storage cabinet where paperwork can be deposited until collection.

Ensure all paperwork is recycled

All professional document shredding companies bale shredded paper together so it can be pulped and recycled into useful paper products. By doing this it ensures that all businesses are compliant with UK environmental legislation. This service can also act as an extension of your Corporate Social Responsibility policy and shows your customers that you care about the environment.

Time and money saver

Using an office shredder can present numerous problems, one of which being they can only take a few pages of paper per pass. This makes paper shredding internally an inefficient and time consuming process. The majority of office shredders will only strip or cross cut which has been proven to be ineffective. On-site shredding utilises industrial machinery which enables documents to be destroyed on-site in an efficient and secure manner.

Using a professional shredding service can prove to be more cost effective and beneficial for your company. It can help you to secure confidential information whilst releasing your team from managing the process internally so they can operate effectively and productively.

Find out more about storing and shredding your documents securely by giving Shred-on-Site a call today on 0800 181 4106.

Author: Mark Coombes, Follow me on Google+

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