Don’t give criminals a Christmas present – ensure your festive security
Most business premises close for at least a few days over Christmas and the New Year, don’t become victim of confidential waste crimes.
That’s a time when your business could be vulnerable to criminals who often use holidays as a cover for
their illegal activities,
While we’re busy enjoying the festivities, empty business premises can be vulnerable.
Something as simple as leaving a rota in your unsecured rubbish could cost you thousands of pounds in lost stock, equipment, or damage done in a break-in.
Burglars and thieves would love to get their hands on your staff rotas for Christmas and the New Year.
Your rotas will tell them when your premises are closed and when they are the least likely to be found by your workers.
Rotas will give information on the shifts being worked and the numbers of staff on each shift.
They may also contain staff names, addresses, and mobile phone numbers, as emergency contacts.
There’s a risk of identity theft if details like this get into the hands of unscrupulous people.
So, as well as being a security risk, leaving rotas lying around could see you breaching the Data Protection Act – and that could lead to your business facing a hefty fine.
Every business owner has a legal duty to make sure confidential information is disposed of safely and securely.
There’s a simple way to ensure your festive security – shred your rotas.
Once staff have been informed of the shifts they’re working, don’t throw extra copies in the unsecured bins. Encourage staff to place any copies they may have in the confidential waste.
Call in a confidential shredding service, like Taclus Confidential, who will remove your waste to a secure location.
Taclus holds the accreditations for ISO 9001:2015 for quality management and ISO14001:2015 for environmental management, and has been certified by independent auditors IQS for both.
This ensures all waste is securely destroyed – and don’t become victim of confidential waste crimes.
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