on Mon, Jan 06 2020 3:34 am
Advantage Business Equipment
Offices come in all
shapes and sizes and they are commonplace in all kinds of industries.
But while every office will have plenty of similarities they are all
going to be very unique environments as well.
You will see quite a
wide range of equipment in an office but what is most important?
You might instantly
think of something like a computer or something a little more lowkey
like a pen or even paper. These are all undoubtedly important pieces
of equipment but the focus of this blog is something I would argue is
equally important but not often talked about the humble shredder!
A Paper Shredder might seem
like a luxury extra and not something many people would even really
need to bother with. After all, can’t you get the same results just
by ripping up papers yourself? It might seem like that but in
reality, a shredder does something very different.
Office shredders are
used to safely get rid of important documentation and paperwork in an
office. You’d be surprised by just how much this sort of
documentation can build up. And by using a shredder you can ensure
any documentation is unrecoverable.
What a Shredder can actually do and how it benefits an office
One of the main reasons
shredders are used in offices is because of their speed, ease of use
and effectiveness. A shredder will be able to cut through unneeded
papers in seconds and many can shred dozens of papers at once.
Shredders are also easy
to use and operate so practically everyone in the office will be able
to handle their own waste management using one. Offices are busy
places so having a fast and effective way to cut down on waste is
We all know how
important protecting the environment is and offices without a
shredder will be incredibly wasteful. Most shredders use
environmentally-friendly technology and some company's even use the
waste paper to create things like mulch! So, yes a shredder really
helps offices/ businesses be greener.
For Employees and Customers
This is likely the main
reason shredders are so commonly used in offices. The need to safely
dispose of sensitive/ private information is something that many
businesses have to deal with. It can also be quite challenging as
many businesses fall into the trap of focusing solely on the digital
While those are
undoubtedly important just chucking papers in a bin is going to lead
to potentially huge security breaches. People still dumpster dive to
try to find people's private information which is why utilising a
shredder is something most offices will do.
With a shredder, you
can safely dispose of all sensitive documentation ensuring all
physical copies are unrecoverable. So, yes while safeguarding against
the digital risks is very important you shouldn’t forget about the
benefits of a shredder either.
Because shredders are
such an effective way to get rid of any important documentation they
are incredibly valuable when it comes to saving your business money.
It might not be instantly clear how they do this so let me explain.
If your office was to
just throw sensitive papers/ documentation away and then it was
recovered by someone else who used it to access that person's
information you would likely be held liable. Offices take security
very seriously and while it might not seem like it at first glance a
shredder is a very important and effective tool for increasing office
Any business that loses
people’s data or puts their security at risk through improper waste
management could and likely will be held liable. This means you will
likely need to pay out compensation so yes get your office a
Can Be Used For More Than Paper!
One thing many people
don’t realise is that many shredders today can be used for much
more than just paper! Many office shredders can safely shredder other
common office accessories and tools like paper clips, plastic
wallets, staples, CDs, DVDs, floppy discs and more but also for other things like a Hemp Hammer Mill for example.
So, yes you can really
just shove everything into the shredder and let it do its work. This
improves both the waste management capabilities of the shredder and
makes it much easier to use and less time-consuming.
So, that completes our
look at why shredders are so very important for offices these days.
They might not seem like they are the most important piece of
equipment but a good shredder can do many great things.