Document Shredding Liverpool City Centre
Inner city districts of Vauxhall, Everton, Edge Hill, Kensington and Toxteth mark the border of Liverpool city centre with the L1, L2 and L3 postal districts. Liverpool may be most recognised for its architecture and buildings such as the Royal Liver Building which houses major organisations such as Grant Thornton, ITV and Tilney. Topwood provide shredding services in Liverpool city centre for a variety of businesses every Friday. Good road links of the Queensway Tunnel and Kingsway Tunnel link Liverpool city centre to the Wirral and the A59 links the city centre to Sefton Borough and towns such as Bootle, Crosby, Maghull and Formby.
Document Shredding in Liverpool’s Commercial District
The commercial district in Liverpool is an area that has seen redevelopment since the mid 2000’s, now becoming home to some of the tallest buildings in North West England. Some organisations located here include Unisys, HM Passport Office, BT, Kaplan Liverpool and the Liverpool Echo. In 2018 a team were appointed by Liverpool City Council to create a new vision for Liverpool’s commercial district and tasked with developing the district further to identify commercial investment opportunities and improve connection to wider development sites including Liverpool Waters. These plans could result in more office blocks being developed attracting large organisations to be based in Liverpool City Centre.
Lockable confidential waste paper bins
Lockable confidential waste paper bins are a popular option for organisations in Liverpool’s Commercial District. Topwood provide waste paper bins free on loan as part of a regular shredding service. Confidential waste bins store confidential waste paper until the scheduled collection date. These lockable confidential waste containers have a letterbox slot in the top for employees to deposit their waste paper into. On a regular schedule – either weekly, 2-weekly, 4-weekly, 8-weekly Topwood will arrive on-site to empty your confidential waste bin and shred the contents on-site or collect for off-site shredding. Certificates of destruction are provided after each visit and sent via email to the necessary employees.
Shredding Services in Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter
Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter is an area in the vicinity of Liverpool City centre that focusses heavily on education and research. There is a huge number of educational institutions forming the Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool. Some include City of Liverpool College, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Science Park, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the University of Liverpool.
One-off Bulk Shredding
Our most requested service from the educational sector is one-off bulk shredding. School records and exam papers have to be kept for a certain amount of time after students or staff members leave the school or University. Records often contain personal details such as names, addresses, dates of birth and educational details. When records are no longer needed it can be difficult to decide when they should be destroyed. Keeping pupil records indefinitely can pose their own threats including a lack of space or the risk of a data breach. Even though you no longer need or use student records, under the new General Data Protection Regulation it is still your responsibility to make sure they’re held securely or disposed of securely. As the data holder, you have a responsibility to set a time frame for the destruction of records and you should notify the person it relates to in case they wish to have their own copy of the record before the original is destroyed. Financial records do differ slightly from school records in that they may need to be available for a longer period of time. For this reason, it may be worth transferring data to an online storage cloud service or send it for safe storage off-site, which will free up physical space in your workplace.
Paper Shredding at Liverpool’s Waterfront
The waterfront is made up of three main areas; Pier Head and Mann Island, Prince’s Dock and Kings Dock. Pier Head and Mann Island is most notably famous for the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building. This area has seen significant regeneration over recent years with the Museum of Liverpool under construction. Prince’s Dock located north of the Pier Head and is now home to Liverpool Cruise Terminal where turnaround cruises arrive and depart. Not only does it have a number of restaurants and hotels, there are a number of large organisations based here including KPMG and Prosperity Law. Kings Dock is one main area of Liverpool’s waterfront and has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. It is now home to many retail shops, restaurants and hotels and is next to the well-known Royal Albert Dock where Tate Liverpool, and many other Liverpool Museums are based.
Cross cut shredding
Cross cut shredding is a type of shredding that provides the highest level of security by cutting the paper in two directions to produce pieces of paper the size of a push pin head. Cross cut shredding is not only required by government organisations but also any organisation that produces credit card receipts. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was set up to help businesses process card payments securely to reduce card fraud. One requirement for PCI DSS is to enforce measures that restrict the physical access to cardholder data. To meet this requirement businesses must securely dispose of any media that contains personal data including credit card receipts. There are thousands of hotels and restaurants located near Liverpool’s Waterfront that are in the hospitality sector, these are the types of businesses that Topwood provide a secure cross cut shredding service for in order to maintain their PCI compliance.
CASE STUDY – Merseyside Based College
Topwood reviewed the data destruction processes from a Merseyside based College.
A gap analysis showed there were significant potential for data breaches in their current set up.
Please see our guide on how the key weaknesses were identified and the corrective measures taken.
Our shred trucks have a capacity of over five tonnes for on-site purges and bulk clearances. If you are looking for scheduled regular on-site shredding we have trucks in the Merseyside area every week. To help keep your workplace secure we can supply free on loan receptacles and other secure containers for the safe collection of sensitive papers prior to their destruction.