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FAQ: Why is onsite shredding the safest option?

Onsite shredding is done at your workplace. It guarantees the shortest chain of custody and so, by definition is the most secure option. This contrasts with offsite destruction (when confidential waste is collected and taken away) which has a longer chain of custody. The shorter the chain the less chance of a security breach. Read on to find out more. 


Having your documents shredded on-site remves the need to audit the controls and premises used in the off-site destruction process.

Click the following link to read about the benefits of using a professional shredding company.
Alternatively, read on to find out whether should you choose onsite or offsite shredding. 






View our quick video guide on our Onsite Shredding Services:


We offer two types of secure shredding: onsite or offsite. While offsite shredding is still secure and may be the most convenient for some companies, we will always recommend onsite shredding as it involves the shortest chain of custody, and is therefore the most secure. You can find more information about the difference between onsite and offsite shredding here.
Onsite shredding is where your confidential paperwork is taken straight to the shred truck and shredded immediately on your site. During the chain of custody, a security vetted staff member is constantly responsible for your confidential paperwork. 

Three Reasons to Choose Topwood Onsite Shredding:  

1) We do more than you think

We can shred large volumes of paperwork onsite. Not only do we shred all kinds of documents, we also destroy plus hard drives, USBs, CDs, uniforms, and packaging. We also supply you with a Certificate of Destruction after the shredding has been completed. 

2) Secure

With regular shredding visits and lockable shredding consoles, paperwork is disposed of immediately and securely. The consoles are emptied at every visit by one of our security vetted staff members and the contents are securely taken to the shred truck outside. The console bag is then emptied into the shredder. There are no opportunities for tampering during our process. You can view the process and see the paperwork being shredded yourself.

3) Compliance

We are one of the only companies in the North West with ISO:27001 accreditation. Data controllers must make every effort to ensure the data processors are compliant; this award guaruntees that we comply with the highest standards. Compliance is important for your company too: the data protection act requires the destruction of all sensitive data to a sufficient level that it cannot be reconstructed.




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