How using a secure shredding service improves the Office

As employees return to premises and the office environment becomes crucial once again, for any employer now is the time to look for ways to improve day-to-day experiences. A secure shredding service can help to simplify the way that your business operates when it comes to one of its most basic needs - handling, and disposing of, paper and obsolete documents. You will not only be able to streamline some of the tasks that employees may have had to handle before but you can also create a clutter-free, pleasant space which has more of a focus on productivity and creativity. These are just a few of the ways in which using an onsite shredding service improves the office.


Compliance with data protection requirements. Especially as employees returning to the office may be out of practice with data protection in a professional environment it makes a lot of sense to ensure that you have this vital aspect of compliance covered. An onsite shredding service ensures that documents are completely destroyed, and simplifies the process of doing so. This minimises the potential liability to your business of documents that are left laying around, or not properly disposed of, that could expose data belonging to clients or the business itself.

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Minimising internal obligations. If you are handling shredding equipment in-house then this comes with an upfront capital burden, as well as ongoing obligations of maintenance and repair. This can generate a lot of paperwork and take valuable time away from employees who should be focused on other things. An onsite shredding service will bring the shredding equipment to you - and take it away again so that your business doesn’t have to deal with the pressure on human and financial resources that this can create.


Improving sustainability and environmental commitments. Shredded paper can end up anywhere and, more often than not, business document waste simply goes to landfill, contributing to an increasing waste problem. However, when you use an onsite shredding service your shredded waste is recycled, used to create new products and helps to minimise the negative impact that your business has, environmentally. Your shredding partner will take care of this for you so that the business benefits from an uplift in eco-credentials with zero effort involved.

Streamlining Internal Processes

Streamlining internal operations. Regular office shredders are renowned for breaking down and coming to a grinding halt if a staple or paperclip is left in documents. Preparing documents for shredding to remove items like this can be time-consuming and distracting for employees. There is no need for this when you are working with an onsite shredding service, as machines are robust enough to handle any of the items that could bring a less powerful office shredder to a grinding halt.


Boosting employee morale. Working with an onsite shredding service requires very little of employees - simply placing documents for destruction in lockable consoles. This not only minimises the burden on their own daily tasks but also results in a much clearer office environment. No more piles of paper or overflowing recycling bins. Instead, documents are regularly disposed of and the office is a much more productive and pleasant place to be.

These are just some of the ways that an onsite shredding service can improve the office.

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