It is a natural part of business life that documentation builds up, even for the smallest of organizations. This documentation might include important personal information regarding clients, employees or even the owners. It is therefore in everybody’s interest that this information is destroyed confidentially, particularly if there is lots of it. Trust with this information naturally requires extra legislation to ensure that none of it returns in any form.
This typically includes BSIA standards and compliance with the Data Protection Act of 1998 on behalf of the company providing the secure shredding services. Because even one information leak can prove incredibly costly, all staff working on destroying information should also be CRB checked.
It is then up to the client to decide whether this information is destroyed on-site or off-site. For a client’s own peace of mind they may be invited to oversee the destruction process which should be carried out by employees who are compliant with BS 7858 standards. Other compliances during this procedure are ISO 9001 and BS 15713 registration which accredits them with the ability to deal with information properly.
When the process is complete the client should then be issued with a certificate of destruction to ensure that everything went according to plan. The entire process usually takes place in a specially designed vehicle. Off site shredding is great for those who don’t have the space or only want shredding once over a long period of time. This can minimize any disruption caused by on site confidential shredding.