Paper Shredding for OfficesOctober 10, 2009 7:13 pm Houston, Paper Shredding
Paper shredding in offices became a popular trend during the 1980’s. This came after the judgment of the Supreme Court, about the warrant-less seizure and search of garbage left for collection outside homes, was not prohibited. This led to a rapid increase in the sales of these paper shredding machines. Earlier government agencies were the ones who mainly used these paper shredders. But the change in these laws and the risks involved in the disposal of documents without shredding, led to the increased use of these paper shredders.
Paper shredding is vital for all offices. There are thousands of documents which are made and discarded in offices every day. These documents can contain confidential information or sensitive statistics which can be detrimental for the company, if it falls in the wrong hands. These documents could be anything, it could be about the non payments of taxes or some scams that had been done at the office or any other confidential issues such as these. If the government or competition companies come across these documents, then there are risks of closure and misuse of these documents also. Hence it is always recommended that offices should always dispose their vital documents through a paper shredder.
The paper shredders used in offices are very different from the ones which are used at home. The reason being, that the amount of paper shredding done in offices is much larger than that done at homes. There are thousands of papers which are disposed through paper shredders every day and the machine should be sturdy enough to handle this pressure. Paper shredding machines used in offices are much bigger in size and shapes and they also dispose of much thicker paper, as compared to the regular paper shredders.
It is vital that the paper shredders at office be given maintenance and regular checks. Since these shredders are used more often there should be an instruction document attached near the shredder. This will reduce inappropriate methods of paper shredding that can actually result in shorter life span for the paper shredder. The use of any sharp objects like staples and paper clips in the shredder should be avoided. Regular servicing and oiling are some of the best methods of improving the functions of the paper shredders and also its life span. The blade of the shredder is sharp for both strips and cross cut paper shredders.
An alternative to in-house shredding is to outsource to a mobile paper shredding service.