There’s a good chance you’ve seen a mobile shredding vehicle on the highway or at an office building. It may have left you wondering why businesses use this service instead of shredding documents themselves. In this blog, we discuss the benefits of mobile on-site shredding.
Identity Theft and Business Fraud Protection
Businesses operate on a much larger scale than individuals, which makes them more vulnerable to fraudsters. As a result, you have a responsibility to protect the personal information of your customers and employees. A mobile, on-site shredding service makes sure employment applications, personnel files, client contracts and tax records are disposed of securely and responsibly. A mobile, on-site shredding service uses highly-trained and security-screened professionals to destroy your documents, so there’s no chance of your information being stolen.
HIPAA, FACTA, SOX, GLB and GA Senate Bill 425 require businesses to have a secure and verifiable document destruction policy. Non-compliance with these regulations can result in fines, civil liability, and class-action lawsuits. Mobile, on-site shredding provides concrete proof that your documents are destroyed in accordance with state and federal privacy laws. Your provider should offer you a Certificate of Destruction noting the time, date, and method of destruction for each shredding project.
Reduced Environmental Impact
Consumers are increasingly motivated to partner with environmentally-responsible companies. A mobile on-site shredding service not only protects your data from falling into the wrong hands, it’s also good for the environment. After your shredding provider destroys your documents, the shredded waste is shipped to a paper recycling plant. There, the shredded material is baled, pulped and recycled into a variety of business and consumer products.
The step-by-step process of removing staples and paperclips from your files, separating them into thin stacks, and hand-feeding them into a shredder disrupts your productivity. A mobile, on-site shredding service keeps you focused on your core business. Your provider places locked collection containers in your office, allowing documents and whole files to be quickly dropped through the slot without the need to remove staples, paperclips or even file folders. On a regular basis, a shredding technician with a state-of-the-art mobile shredding truck visits your business and shreds the contents of the secure containers while you work.
Peace of Mind
With a mobile, on-site shredding service, you not only get convenience, you gain peace mind witness the destruction of your documents at your business. The entire shredding process takes place on premises, at your facility. Mobile shredding technicians are trained professionals who follow a strict chain of custody when collecting and destroying your confidential information.
Records Management Center provides businesses throughout Augusta, Evans, Thomson, Martinez, GA, Aiken, SC, and the Central Savannah River Area with professional shredding and destruction solutions.