A local private school in Halifax contacted Shredco UK to ask for expert help and advice on what to do with all their old paper files. The school had collected many boxes of historical records on their pupils, teachers, as well as day to day documents from purchase orders, invoices etc, that they needed to destroy.
After Googling ‘local shredding services in the Halifax area’, they completed an online form requesting more information on shredding best practices, and how they can comply with GDPR rules.
The school said it was vitally important that the historical boxes, over 30 of them, were destroyed properly and not merely thrown in the waste bin. Documents contained sensitive information such as pupil names, addresses as well as parent/guardian telephone numbers, places of work.
Adrian at Shredco UK, called the school and advised them on best practices. Giving detailed information on the latest GDPR regulations and what the school should do in the future.
In the meantime, the immediate request was to collect and destroy over 30 boxes of paper documents. So a simple one-off purge was agreed and Shredco UK would attend their premises the next day to destroy the documents. A certificate of destruction was completed, signed and presented to the school to keep for their historical records, proving that the documents were destroyed in accordance to BS EN15713.
In addition to the above, all the shredded documents are 100% recycled and will be reused again. Thus reducing carbon footprint and helping the environment.
Moving forward, regular monthly collections were organised between the school and Shredco UK.