Shredding is something all businesses know is essential in order to feel more secure while also complying with necessary government regulations. While shredders are being made to shred more thoroughly now for in-office shredding, they still haven’t been made quiet enough where they don’t cause a distraction. If your office picks a shredding day and everyone uses their office shredders at the same time, it could become quite noisy if others are trying to work.
It’s one reason why on-site shredding is starting to be offered by companies that offer shredding services. Another term for it is mobile shredding, mainly because they come to you to shred your documents in their truck. This saves your company time having to shred everything in the office that could be used toward more important things.
How does this process work, though, so you’re assured everything is properly shredded and not just thrown out in large pieces?
Mobile Shredding Lets You Monitor the Shredding
Companies that come to you with a shredding truck will gather all your materials and shred them with their on-site shredders. And they let you watch to assure the shreds are extremely thorough. Even better, they’ll take on other documents that you decided to include at the last second. That’s not something you could do if you had a service taking your documents to another location for shredding.
Off-site shredding may become a thing of the past as companies become more concerned about being sure if documents are properly shredded or not. With government regulations forcing financial institutions and similar industries to properly dispose of sensitive documents, being able to watch a company shred it all into confetti size is a peace of mind event.
Knowledgeable Staff Available for Questions
Many of the services available with mobile services have plenty of staff on hand to answer questions. They sometimes stay for hours in order to accommodate all the thousands of documents you need shredded all at once. If you have any concerns about where the shredded materials go, the best of these services are there to tell you everything you want to know. They generally have the most hi-tech shredding machines on the market so everything can be shredded quickly without taking an entire day.
Shredding as General Entertainment
Those shredding companies sometimes have shredders that let you see the shredding process so it can be almost like a sideshow. There’s a strange catharsis seeing documents being ground up into confetti size or smaller. It brings peace of mind, plus can be a great way for your staff to go outside and converse with one another about the shredding process.
The most important thing is making sure your employees have fully accounted for all the documents that need to be shred. You don’t want to hold a shredding event day and then find a pile of documents hidden away later with critical information that should have been shredded with everything else.