If your organization generates several documents that eventually need to be shredded for security purposes, you may want to consider the services of a document shredding company. A paper shredding company is capable of safely destroying large amounts of documents either at your location or transporting and shredding them at their facility.
Selecting the right document destruction company for your business is of the utmost importance. If possible, you should choose a company that has a good reputation and a proven track record. If the company has been around for a long time and has other satisfied clients, choosing them would be less risky than going with a company you less than familiar with.
Before choosing a shredding company, it would also be beneficial to have a thorough discussion with representatives from the prospective company and also visit the prospective company’s facility if that company offers off-site shredding. By doing this you will be able to see how their company runs and decide whether are not they can be trusted with your sensitive documents.
Additionally, you should only choose document destruction companies that are both HIPAA and NAID AAA certified. HIPAA approved companies are certified to handle highly sensitive patient information from hospitals and other health care facilities and NAID AAA certified companies have been approved by National Association of Information Destruction. Choosing a company with these certifications ensures that they are adequately equipped to handle your privacy concerns.
Many shredding companies have both on-site and off-site shredding options. The on-site shredding option is typically safer because you can witness the documents being destroyed and you won’t have to worry about that information going out of the building. However, a good off-site shredding company can also be extremely safe because they will put the documents into a secure bin and transport them away in a secure truck.
Since identity theft continues to be a problem, having your sensitive documents end up in the wrong hands can be devastating. So make sure that you choose a reputable, certified document destruction company that is capable of handling your privacy concerns in an efficient and discreet manner.