We are specialists in document and data destruction. Our range of services includes secure paper shredding, electronic file deletion and destruction of hard disk drives.
Document Shredding Services
Our secure Document shredding services are fully compliant and accredited to BS EN 15713:2009 – Standard for Secure Destruction of Confidential Material.
This British and European Standard gives recommendations for the management and control of confidential material destruction, to ensure that such material is disposed of securely and safely. A number of document security classifications are in common usage but for clarity we treat all client data as Confidential, Restricted or Official.
Shredding Documents after Scanning or storage
Upon receipt of your written authorisation we identify the documents listed in your instructions and locate and retrieve them from the document storage warehouse or secure room. Documents are checked to the list once more and then placed into lockable wheeled containers. They are then stored in our warehouse prior to shredding.
All client data is shredded and all our document shredding services take place on our premises. Once shredded, paper waste is delivered to a paper recycling centre.
Routine document scanning production work is simply deleted and subsequently overwritten with fresh data. This procedure is considered both adequate and appropriate for normal production work. This includes Confidential, Restricted or Official documents, particularly as we scan to central severs rather than local machines. Our production servers are protected from access by unauthorised staff and access to the data is restricted to those staff with a need to know, or, for particular projects, with the required security clearance, typically SC. The production servers are connected by a private internal network with no external access.
Where instructed we will apply advanced file deletion processes. This is done to an agreed UK or US standard but this is chargeable. Files are deleted and a software programme runs to overwrite the previous files with random data rendering the previous data irretrievable. After deletion a certificate of file deletion will be issued on request.
We undertake the shredding of hard disk drives. This service is not currently undertaken at our premises but drives are hand delivered by a member of staff with SC clearance to a list X site where such work is undertaken. After destruction a destruction certificate will be issued on request.
Burridge House Priestley Way Crawley West Sussex RH10 9NT
Tel: + 44 (0) 1293 426677
Fax: + 44 (0) 1293 403453
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