The Ultimate Guide to Secure On-site Shredding

Shredding has become a crucial component in business operations today. Whether you’re looking to tick off compliance, improve space efficiency or ensure data protection, it’s a vital tool to have. Secure on-site shredding takes this up a level, delivering secure shredding that happens on the premises to minimise the risk of any issues with security and ensure your business is doing everything necessary to reach the highest possible standards of compliance. Here’s our guide to secure on-site shredding.

How does it work?

You will be supplied with lockable containers that you can use to store all waste for shredding in a secure way. A time and day are arranged for the shredding to take place, and the mobile shredding unit will arrive as scheduled. All items that are required to be shredded are dealt with in one go - you can even watch the shredding taking place if you want to. When the shredding unit leaves, everything has been destroyed without even leaving the premises.

What are the advantages?

  • Super secure. This is the lowest-risk option when it comes to shredding because there is no transit involved. Materials are shredded on-site, which means that there is zero potential for anything to get lost or stolen on its way to a shredding site. This is something that your clients will be glad to know that they benefit from.
  • A fast service. Mobile shredding units are much faster than office shredders and can efficiently plough through around three tonnes of paper every hour.
  • Peace of mind. You will be able to show a chain of custody when it comes to confidential waste, to ensure that your compliance obligations are being fulfilled - and that any data you’re dealing with is being properly disposed of. You’ll also get a certificate of destruction at the end of the process once the documents have been shredded.
  • Flexible and fast. Off-site shredding is the ideal option for smaller ad-hoc confidential shredding requirements.
  • Minimising the number of hands involved. Your confidential waste will be handled by just one small team of specially trained operatives, as opposed to many people if the waste was taken off site.

How does it compare to off site shredding?

While off site shredding is still very secure (if you pick the right team to do it), on-site shredding has the most minimal risks. If you have a large volume of shredding then off-site might be the better option but on-site is a flexible service that you can book as and when required. In either case, there are standards that you can see if a provider meets - to provide you with more peace of mind. These include ISO accreditations, such as ISO9001, BS7858 security screening and DBS checks.

Secure on-site shredding is increasingly a first choice for companies that are dealing with confidential waste and looking for peace of mind when it comes to compliance and security. At Shred on Site we offer regular shredding services, secure on-site shredding as well as media destruction and a destruction service for branded products.

Get in touch with us today to request a quote for all your shredding needs, whether that’s a one-off service or setting up a regular service. Why not try our online tool.

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