Whether you run a fish and chip shop or a local bank branch, every business around Australia will have some kind of paper documents that are important. Even though the digital world is slowly taking over many types of documents, there are still many reasons why document shredding is a valuable tool that every business needs. If you don't yet use a document shredding service and aren't sure why most other businesses do, then here are a few reasons why you need to reconsider your position and potentially give your local document shredding company a call to organise a pick-up.
Not Just Your Information
If you hold any personal or private information of other individuals or companies, then it is expected you will destroy them after a certain amount of time. It is a good business practice to make sure this is done at regularly scheduled intervals, and organising a document shredding pick-up means that you don't have to think about it more than once. Simply put the bins they give you in easy-to-reach places and every scrap of confidential information can go into it and get picked up by a third-party and completely independent contractor who will do the rest.
A Lot More Than You Might Expect
If you have been in business for a while, you probably have a whole stack of information you need to destroy that is just lying around, taking up space. What you will soon find out is that paper shredders that you can buy yourself are often quite slow and are prone to getting jammed. Unless you want a poor assistant to be standing over a paper shredder all day and night for weeks on end, then destroying all this old backlog of files is really only done safely and securely by a document shredding contractor.
Almost all major businesses and corporations use document shredding services because it is viewed as an industry standard and good practice to outsource this task. While it could, potentially, be possible to do this work yourself, it would take a lot of time and can look as though you are trying to cover up which documents you are destroying (even though that is definitely not the case). By using a third party you declare for all to see that you are completing your duty to destroy the private information of clients which will give future customers and business partners much more confidence about doing business with you.
For more information on document shredding, contact a professional near you.