Secure Document Shredding Process
Upon return to our destruction centre in East Kilbride, we operate a series of audited and accredited procedures for material receiving, shredding, verification, audit trail and issuing of destruction certificates to ensure each and every document we receive or collect is completely shredded and recycled, to the standards of EN15713.
All material we receive is weighed using a fully calibrated weighbridge and we utilise uniquely coloured separate weight tickets for all confidential waste for shredding, to ensure it is handled completely separately from the thousands of tons of normal waste paper we receive at our depot every year.
After weighing, the material is then moved to our destruction area, which is fully fenced off and separate from the normal paper recycling operations. This material is then shredded to the standards of EN15713 by our fully vetted staff who are also background checked to standards BS7858. We also have an overflow security area which allows us to store larger volumes without compromising the security of your confidential waste and at Highlander we aim for all confidential waste to be shredded within 24 hours of receipt at our facility. All of this makes sure that your documents NEVER come back to bite you!
Finally, after the material has been shredded and baled prior to final recycling, a series of further checks are performed by the security shredding manager and shredding area supervisor as part of the material audit trail, from collection to destruction. At this point your destruction certificate – guarantee that your material has been destroyed to EN15713 – is generated by the security shredding manager after all procedural checks are performed and verified and this certificate is finally signed off by a company director. This process gives you peace of mind that you material is 100% shredded by the Highlander team!
We also have full Professional Indemnity, Public Liability and Product Liability insurances for your extra peace of mind and fully alarmed and CCTV monitored premises.