How to choose the right shredder

How to choose the right shredder

 

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Protect your business and your reputation

Why Shred?
Today most businesses deal with large amounts of personal or confidential information. It is important to be compliant with European and local data protection regulations to prevent misuse of information. As a business you are not just responsible for protecting your own reputation, but also for the reputation of your customers, employees and suppliers.

What to Shred?
Always make sure that sensitive, confidential or unwanted information is disposed of properly and securely preferably using a cross-cut shredder. Make sure anything containing financial, personal, customer or employee details is shredded immediately before being thrown away. You should also shred any unwanted business plans, marketing plans or strategy documents. Don’t forget to shred CD’s too before throwing them away.

Selecting the right shredder, what you need to consider.

Where will the shredder be used?

  • Individual desk side – 1 user
  • Workgroups or small office – 1-5 users
  • Shared working environment – 5-10 users
  • Shared working environment – 10+ users

What is the usage intensity?

  • Intensive – Runs continuously, always ready for user
  • Frequent – Runs continuously for 15-30 mins, cool down period required
  • Moderate – Runs continuously for 10-15 mins, cool down period required
  • Occasional – Runs continuously for 5-10 mins, cool down period required

What security level do you require?

Strip-Cut
Din P-1 and P-2. Shreds an A4 sheet into approx 36 strips, based on 5.8mm cut size.
The Q-Connect Q6 Strip is an example of a P-2 level shredder, suitable for 1 user.

Cross-Cut
Din P-3 and P-4. Shreds an A4 sheet into 410 particles, based on 4x38mm cut size.
The Fellowes Powershred 60Cs is an example of a P-3 level shredder, suitable for 1 user.
Micro-Cut
Din P-5. Shreds an A4 sheet into 2500 particles, based on 2x12mm cut size.
The Fellowes Microshred 46Ms is an example of a P-5 level shredder, suitable for 3-5 users.

Need more choice?
Take a look at our website for a full range of shredders from Fellowes, Rexel & Q-Connect