So, what is a confidential shredding service?
Confidential Shredding in a nutshell is a process whereby anything you deem as confidential as per the list below is professionally shredded, pulped and then recycled. This process makes it impossible for any information to be ill gotten and used against you personally or your business.
A secure document destruction process involves the destruction of confidential documents and information using specialised equipment. This type of shredding helps to ensure that sensitive documents are completely destroyed and cannot be reconstructed or accessed in any way. It also helps businesses protect their confidential information from unauthorised access and potential misuse. The shredded documents are then recycled or disposed of in a safe and secure manner. This process helps to reduce the risk of data breaches, identity theft, and other forms of fraud.
What are the benefits of using a secure shredding company?
Using a confidential shredding service to properly dispose of your documents and data is a great way to ensure the security of your information. You get a comprehensive document destruction service that that means you remain fully compliant.
The secure collection, transport, and destruction of confidential documents and data, helps protect against data breaches and the misuse of personal information by ensuring that confidential documents are completely destroyed, rather than simply thrown away or recycled and gives you – and your clients – the assurance that your documents are being handled securely and with the utmost care throughout the entire process. And lastly, you save time and resources that would otherwise be spent managing their own document disposal processes.
What kind of documents need to be disposed of by shredding?
Confidential waste refers to any document or device that contains personal data about:
It also includes data that, if read by a competitor or the general public, could put your business at risk, confidential shredding can include anything that contains confidential or sensitive information, such as:
- financial data
- business plans
- intellectual property—business processes, patents, designs, manuscripts
- branding and marketing strategies
- Medical Records
- Financial Documents
- Legal Documents
- Tax Records
- Employee Information
- Customer Information
- Credit Card Statements
- Bank Statements
- Social Security Numbers
- Account Numbers
- Passwords and Login Details
Other documents deemed as confidential and should be shredded are:
- Copies of sales receipts
- Payroll information
- Bank and credit card statements
- Voided cheques
- Company structure documents
- Pricing structures
- Supplier information
- Employee information:
- Appraisals and employee reviews
- Disciplinary reports
- Absence and sickness information
- Documents related to promotions
- ID or access cards
- Client or customer contact details
- Printed correspondence (such as emails) containing information that can be used to identify people
- Photo identification documents
- Any documents containing personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses
CVs in particular are often cast aside after job interviews. Disposing of them securely isn’t always seen as a priority, despite the fact they typically contain information such as:
- the candidate’s home address, middle names and National Insurance number
- sensitive information about health conditions or previous criminal convictions
How do you dispose of Confidential Shredding?
The best way to dispose of confidential shredding is to use a professional shredding service. We use powerful shredding machines that quickly destroy paper documents into tiny particles which cannot be reconstructed which is especially useful when you need to dispose of a lot of documents
We have to admit that our services are convenient and cost-effective; you don’t need to remove staples or paper-clips, you don’t even need to remove documents from files or folders.
How do we store our documents until you can collect them?
We have a range of secure storage solutions including:
- sealable sacks
- lockable cabinets
- bins – depending on what you need.
Your confidential documents and paperwork is collected by our fully trained and security screened staff, and once collected and the shredding process has been completed, you are provided with a Certificate of Destruction for your own records.
We also collect from residential as well as business premises to ensure that no one is left out of being able to access a secure confidential shredding service. Whether it’s one of our sacks of 100 of our sacks no job is too big or small.
Once collected all papers goes to one of our local recycling plants to be shredded pulped and recycled.