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The importance of shredders in the workplace

There are many aspects to running a business and part of those aspects is making sure that you have all the office equipment that you need. Have you given a thought on how you will get rid of documentation that is no longer needed? As most documentation in the office place is confidential, it won’t make sense just to throw that documentation into the dustbin. Consider purchasing shredders for your office, you will be able to get rid of the documentation without any chance of it being read or taken.

Another important use of shredders is to get rid of unwanted documentation. A lot of documentation needs to be kept for financial or tax reasons and the problem with that is your office storeroom lands up being taken over by these documents gathering dust long after they will ever be needed again. Any kind of financial or tax documentation needs to be destroyed properly and permanently; and the best way to do this is by using shredders. Shredders are a definite must have for any office environment.

You need not limit your “shredder” use to just paper, there are many different types of shredders available which can destroy almost any type of document whether it be kept on paper or CD. High security paper shredders can shred all of the following:

  • Paper
  • Credit Cards
  • Documents
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s
  • Reports
  • Diskettes

There are three different ways in which shredding machines can shred documentation:

  • Cross cut shredding
  • Micro cut shredding
  • Strip cut shredding

Your business needs will determine the type of shredding style that you choose as well as how private the information that needs to be shredded. All the different shredding machines have been designed to meet the strictest of security standards, after all they are used by the Department of Defence and the National Security Agency in the USA!

Making sure that your confidential documents don’t land up in the wrong hands

Making sure that your confidential documents are disposed of safely is a must in any business, after all, you do not want them landing in the wrong hands. Industrial espionage happens in nearly all business sectors and if your confidential documents are not disposed of correctly, your competition could have the upper hand.

The safety and disposal of your documentation can be done easily and effortlessly through the Kobra range of shredders. Mail Mech are the suppliers of choice for the Kobra range. Mail Mech will advise you of the size and type of shredder most suitable for your business and its needs. To find out more information about shredders and the advantages of owning them, visit Mail Mech’s website; www.mailmech.co.za

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