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My parking space has been nicked - again!

Stop selfish parking on private land

postsThere are many things in life that are both annoying and frustrating and perhaps one of the most common are those issues that arise from parking. It appears that while there’s an ever increasing number of vehicles, there’s an ever decreasing number of parking places available in which to put them.

16 May 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (49)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter April 2022

High flying adventure | Off-roading | It's on its way

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: Effective labelling systems, the new products collective and the XXII Games. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

30 April 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (103)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Are you looking for great new products for your warehouse, factory or site premises?

The dedicated section on our website is the place to find them

menuThere are 113 new products that have been launched onto the market this month. We have a section on our website where all these products are showcased.

25 April 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (140)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Don’t rely on memory to locate stored goods

Using an efficient labelling system can improve productivity

shelf labelWhen Clarity Pharma opened their new centre in 2018, they quickly identified the need for a new labelling system. By positioning the labels on the racking beams, it meant that identifying pallets within their warehouse became an easy task.

21 April 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (130)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Newsletter March 2022

High flying adventure | Off-roading | It's on its way

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: Moving supplies off-road, get ready for our new catalogue and servicing a zip wire ride. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

31 March 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (188)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Safety is paramount, especially where adventure is concerned!

Servicing zip wire scissor lifts

zip wireEngland’s longest zip line runs for 720m and is based at Bluewater Shopping and Leisure Centre in Kent. Safety is of prime importance on this 60mph high rise adrenalin thrill activity!

24 March 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (207)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Don’t struggle to move materials on building sites

All terrain pallet trucks save the day!

mesh lockersAs everyone knows, pallet trucks are used to move pallets around warehouses, loading bays and factories all over the world. As building construction projects have seen an increase in activity since the relaxing of pandemic restrictions during late 2021, full steam ahead seems to be the mantra for many large projects around the UK.

21 March 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (256)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter February 2022

Death, waste and theft! What's new?

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: H&S best practises, quick find new products, reducing theft and our digital catalogue. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

28 February 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (189)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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A matter of life and death!

Health and safety in the workplace

HSEBusiness owners generally know that they have an obvious responsibility to ensure health and safety in the workplace and to keep their employees wellbeing at the forefront of any decision making. But do they know how to implement best practises and put processes in place for continued safety?

21 February 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (232)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Stop losing expensive equipment to theft with simple onsite improvements

Security investment saves money and long term hassle!

mesh lockersA water company in the south of England has been having some security issues for several years which has resulted in the theft of expensive plant and equipment. Apparently this problem is a reasonably common issue faced by big land owning companies, who find it difficult to secure their equipment when stored on large sites covering sizeable areas.

10 February 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (273)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Newsletter January 2022

Takeaways and festivals - we love 'em!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the latest trend in messaging boards, safety screens may be the new norm, picking trolleys evolve and the 2022 summer of love. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

31 January 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (213)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Have we learnt a trick about preventing respiratory diseases in the workplace?

Sneeze screens and cough guards could be here to stay

coughingAs someone who has spent virtually their whole working life in offices, I am starting to remember that the winter months were always a 'growing season' for colds and flu. For so many years it was just a given that when a colleague sneezed or coughed, then the whole office went down with the same thing! Also, in the summer months when unfortunate workers were suffering from hay fever and asthma, this could be a facilitator for the spread of other respiratory diseases not associated with their particular suffering.

21 January 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1598)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Bespoke-content information boards

Onsite boards that get the message across

picking trolleyInformation and notice boards have seemingly been around forever but we are now finding that companies are using them in a far more interactive way. Businesses want to engage in detail with customers, visitors and employees, about how their company operates, what it's core values are plus clearly present product info.

18 January 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (242)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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The evolution of bespoke picking trolleys

Always striving to improve our products

picking trolleyIt is not unusual for a company with specific needs to find themselves looking for a bespoke solution when ordering equipment. Off-the-shelf products in ready supply may have once satisfied work tasks but the more specialist an undertaking becomes, often the more bespoke the requirement demands.

29 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (439)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter November 2021

Don't let the winter catch you out ❄

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: don't let the winter weather beat you, electric platform trucks, a simple storage solution and our quality assurance. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

16 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2319)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Businesses invest in sensible storage lockers

I remember these from school days!

mesh lockersI have a vague recollection of turning up at school with my plimsols, running shorts and my oh so bright and tight obligatory sports shirt. I remember where we stored them all whilst we were having lessons, only to have to swap them over with our school uniforms when Mr. Skinner insisted we jog miles around the school playing grounds during PE. Yes, we stored them in the wire mesh lockers next to the absolutely freezing cold changing rooms!

09 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (354)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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We know bad weather is on the way, so why not prepare early!

Winter packs can help solve your problems

icy conditionsThe two things about the British weather that we all know, is that first off it is not predictable and the second is that we never seem to be prepared for it! Snow in November right through to March or beyond is a distinct possibility and yet businesses across the UK systematically fail to be ready to deal with what should be an inconvenience rather than a complete disaster. Companies would fair better by assessing the risks and then order the equipment and supplies needed in advance so they will be better prepared for what is coming!

01 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (291)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Avoid unnecessary equipment failures and stay on the right side of the law

Protecting your investment

Equipment contractsSometimes we are just all so busy that we overlook the simple things in business. Maintenance and servicing of equipment is an area that is often overlooked, yet with a little help from your friends at Action Handling Equipment this can be a scheduled event that you do not have to worry about.

12 October 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1125)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Newsletter October 2021

Planning ahead, beer and golf!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: creating a home for supervisors, planning ahead to beat materials shortages, bringing back imperial measurements and sponsoring local sport. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

12 October 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (265)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Where’s a supervisor when you need one?

Creating bespoke supervisor desks

deskOne of our regular customers recently conducted a survey poll of their own staff and found out that their workforce reported a difficulty in contacting the company’s supervisors throughout their national depots. It was felt that supervisors were not visible enough and often seemed to have no designated point of contact.

30 September 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (567)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter September 2021

Overwhelmed with orders during virus outbreak, it's never too early to get ready for winter and when off-the-shelf won't do

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: Setting sail | Sport sponsorship | Steel shortages. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

14 September 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (284)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Mobile whiteboards can be designed with bespoke printed graphics

Plan a KPI performance to suit your tasks

whiteboardWhiteboards provide a highly visual method of detailing information. Offices have been using them for years to help plan and record all manner of business activity and scheduled tasks. Whiteboards are often referred to as notice boards, planning boards or schedulers and they come in a large variety of standard designs and sizes.

19 August 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (483)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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When you wish upon a star!

Helping the Disney Magic cruise ship get under way

cruise linerThe Disney Magic cruise ship has been anchored in the UK since May 2020 because of the Covid 19 pandemic. It is the first vessel of a fleet of four, operated by Disney Cruise Line. The owners had confirmed that the ship will be used for UK only sailings during the 2021 summer period. This meant that the boatyard needed to ready her for her voyage from Liverpool.

05 August 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (628)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter July 2021

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: locker choices, everyone getting back to work, supplying a 'fast' expanding sector and making the best of a shutdown. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

27 July 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (324)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Buyers guide for choosing clothes lockers

Spend your money wisely!

clothes lockersWhen you start to look at the huge variety of clothes lockers that are available today, it can seem a little daunting finding out which one suits your needs best. Aren’t they basically all the same? A locker is just a locker, isn’t it?

The answer to both of those questions is ‘no’ of course! Buying clothes lockers is easy but buying the best type of locker can be anything but and far too many companies have in the past made poor choices and ended up paying dearly for a rash purchase.

05 July 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (438)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter June 2021

Turning ordinary into extraordinary!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: turning ordinary racking into secure storage, warning about Covid-19 complacency, using project managers and how to find all our new products in one convenient place. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

28 June 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (409)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to improve racking by turning it into safe storage

Stopping valuable goods from being vulnerable to pilfering

mesh guardAbellio Bus are part of the Abellio Group who run bus services across London on behalf of Transport for London. Recent developments have seen the introduction of their new electric bus fleet with the Caetano e.City Gold Bus operating on certain routes. The company recognised that they needed some steel shelving to store replacement components for their maintenance teams who work at various depots around South London. Their engineers need easy access to replacement batteries for the electric buses along with general replacement parts for the essential maintenance and repair of those buses as and when required.

18 June 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (671)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Project management makes so much sense!

When to step back and embrace a 'one stop shop' approach

offices“Do what you know best; if you’re a runner, run, if you’re a bell, ring”. Ignas Bernstein is credited with this quote and if you think about it sensibly, you can understand why we are a firm advocate of the 'one stop shop' approach.

10 June 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (714)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter May 2021

Clouseau, curtains, screens & footy!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: bespoke anti-static workbenches, how to order pvc curtains, know the Covid rules at work and for your covenience - UEFA EURO match fixtures. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

25 May 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (814)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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PVC Strip Curtain - buying guide

Regulate temperatures in your premises, keep the dust out and increase safety

pvcPVC strip curtains have a variety of uses when installed in factory, warehouse or despatch areas. They can be used to keep the heat out in the summer and keep the heated air within the area during the colder months. They provide segregation between different work areas allowing for various processes to take place without disrupting each other. Keeping dust, debris, insects and even pests away from the workplace is very important and these curtains can help to achieve this as well.

21 May 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (880)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Bespoke workbenches for the boys in blue

Was it Professor Plum or Miss Scarlett with the candlestick or lead pipe?

workbenchWe all love a good whodunnit gripping tale in which we guess and second guess the identity of the murderer. By playing detective and piecing together the snippets of information, we can try to figure out the motive and reason as to who is the culprit. The board game Cluedo immortalised the very principle as far back as 1943 when it was devised in Birmingham by Anthony E. Pratt.

14 May 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (665)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter April 2021

Fire, theft and football!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling which includes product knowledge, our latest bespoke projects and essential information regarding all handling equipment. This month we cover: fire safety for all work sites, recharging work tools and mobiles while keeping theft at a minimum, supporting grass roots girls football. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box

30 April 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (407)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Protect electrical equipment during recharging

Creating the perfect solution

socketTechnological advancements in electrical hand tools have revolutionised industry and enable us to enjoy increased productivity and quality performance. However, we are often hearing from customers that one of their problems involves the 'storage security' and 'down time' of equipment when they need to be electrically charged for future continued use.

20 April 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (501)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Doing our bit for girls football development

We offer a helping hand to Haverhill Ladies FC


sponsorshipFemale football has seen increased coverage in the news and media over the last few years. With the launch of the FIFA Women's Football Strategy the profile of the ladies game has been placed firmly high up on the international agenda.

15 April 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (562)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Site safety made easy with the contractor's stand

How to deal with fires and accidents in the work environment

emergency standThe Great Fire of London scarred the landscape of our wonderful capital city way back in 1666 and ever since the UK has been respectful of the damage and devastation that fires can cause to both businesses and homes. Ensuring that safety measures are in place is paramount, especially where construction work or manually intensive labour is used.

08 April 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (712)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Newsletter February 2021

Back to work! We've made browsing super easy!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling which includes product knowledge, our latest bespoke projects and essential information regarding all handling equipment. This month we cover: going back to work after lockdown, maintaining safe working conditions for everyone and our new website facility to speed up your product search. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box

26 February 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (729)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Helping everyone's workplace to be Covid secure

Creating safe working conditions

screensWhen the Government announced the easing of lockdown restrictions in December, Action Handling were already busily working behind the scenes with a major UK parcel distributor. Our task was to supply acrylic barrier screens to ensure their office staff could return to work safely and in full accordance with all guidelines.

24 February 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1020)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Newsletter January 2021

Moving goods with ease, Online shopping increase creates new jobs and Action Handling festive closure dates

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling which includes product knowledge, our latest bespoke projects and essential information regarding all handling equipment. This month we cover: protecting investments in handling equipment, protecting students at Cambridge and face-to-face customer services. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box

29 January 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (717)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Face to face help, advice and customer service

12000 productsThe Coronavirus pandemic and national lockdowns has meant that businesses have needed to implement new and inventive measures to help their customers. The team at Action Handling Equipment have developed systems and processes that have ensured that their customers are continued to be provided with easy access to help, advice, service and products through great methods of connection.

22 January 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (502)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter December 2020

Moving goods with ease, Online shopping increase creates new jobs and Action Handling festive closure dates

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling which includes product knowledge, our latest bespoke projects and essential information regarding all handling equipment. This month we cover: moving goods with ease, how the increased online shopping has created new jobs plus our festive closure dates. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box

15 December 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (651)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Top of the class at Cambridge University

Bespoke equipment covers graduate with honours

truck coverTrinity College Cambridge was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 when he combined existing colleges and seven hostels to form what has now become this world famous British educational institution. It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to be able to visit this majestic place back in early September of this year.

15 December 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (484)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Workplace lockers for newly employed personnel

With the advent of more online shopping, logistics companies employ more staff

rackingDemand for workplace lockers has rocketed over the last six months. Home delivery is here to stay and several of our logistics customers have created tens of thousands of new jobs in the UK as they invest over £250 million to meet the demand caused from stay-at-home shopping.

08 December 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (421)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter November 2020

Overwhelmed with orders during virus outbreak, it's never too early to get ready for winter and when off-the-shelf won't do

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Overwhelmed with orders during virus outbreak, it's never too early to get ready for winter and when off-the-shelf won't do

26 November 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (295)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Electric platform trucks improve productivity

A safe way to move heavy goods around

packaging tapeWhen there is a pile of goods that are needed to be moved from one area to another, there are various ways in which that can be achieved. You can either handball each item or place the goods onto a truck or trolley of some description and push or pull them to their new location.

19 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (917)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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It’s never too early to get ready for winter

Supplying our larger customers with the necessities

conveyorWith the UK clocks going back recently, the dark evenings and cold mornings give fair warning that winter is well and truly on the way. It makes great sense to prepare now, well in advance for the frost and snow conditions that will inevitably follow over the coming months.

16 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (592)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Workplace health and safety inspections still take place despite the Covid-19 pandemic

The HSE continue to perform spot checks so be ready!

HSEDuring the past eight months it has been very easy to overlook an important responsibility for employers and businesses when being faced with the new challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Health and safety in the workplace is pivotal to company operating strategies and cannot be compromised at any time.

12 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (327)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Maintenance, servicing and repairs

Don't fall foul of LOLER and PULER laws!

ServicingProtect your investment in equipment by maintaining it through regular servicing

11 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (349)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Workplace products for every day use

After sales back up - second to none!

12000 productsLook no further, over 12000 products to choose from!

11 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (334)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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When off-the-shelf won't do

Bespoke made products

bespoke50 years of bespoke fabricating means we can help solve any handling problems you may have.

11 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2197)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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With you every step of your working day

On and off the shelf products for the workplace

Action HandlingProviding you with every working day products, off-the-shelf and bespoke.

11 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (309)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Telescopic conveyor helps with increased demand

Business surges during lock down conditions

conveyorWith the advent of people being asked to work from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak, suppliers of office furniture saw an exponential increase in the need for work chairs, desks, printer stands and cupboards, in a very short space of time.

29 October 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (498)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter October 2020

Relocating a customer's warehouse, electric vacuum lifting tool and good old packing tape

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Relocating a customer's warehouse, electric vacuum lifting tool and good old packing tape

19 October 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (2861)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Relocating an entire warehouse - a daunting proposition?

Been there, done it, got the t shirt!

rackingWhen relocating to new premises, the thought of moving large pallet racking or shelving systems could be a daunting task. Not least the actual dismantling and re-erecting on site but the multitude of other considerations that have to be taken into account, like what to do with the stored stock and how to achieve the safe transit of goods and equipment? Our 50 years of experience came in very handy when we were asked to help with this project.

07 October 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (400)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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There’s more to packaging goods than just a roll of box tape!

How to choose the right equipment to suit your packaging application

packaging tapeApplying strapping as a packaging measure to pallets, boxes, cartons and loose products seems like an easy thing to do but getting it right in terms of the actual requirement and the costs involved can be anything but!

22 September 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (581)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter September 2020

Are masks the new norm? Autumnal colours

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Are face marks the new norm? Government announces scheme to help employers hire new apprentices and London's iconic red buses go green

21 September 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (343)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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It's autumn and here come those leaves again!

Make sure you have equipment ready to deal with unwanted leaves

autumn leavesYou know it's going to happen and then you find yourself hunting around for an old and no doubt part damaged broom! You remember back to last year when you swore that you would be better prepared this year. Well, you still have time provided you act quickly!

07 September 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (430)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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Help for employers with Coronavirus protection in the workplace

So, where do we currently stand?

face maskThe Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK lockdown from March 23rd 2020. Three months later he then reported that lockdown easing measures would start to be implemented from July 4th with the re-opening of some of the hospitality industry and other public spaces.

02 September 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (453)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Iconic red London buses are going electric!

But how do you change the batteries on the new London buses?

height accessSome bespoke projects really get you excited and this one was no exception. The London bus fleet has been operating since 1829, albeit they were initially horse drawn and of course things have moved on slightly since then.

25 August 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (499)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter July 2020

COVID-19, drum handling, custom access solutions

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COVID-19 risk assessment, social distancing, drum handling and custom acccess solutions

03 August 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (375)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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A buyer’s guide to drum handling equipment

Moving and storing drums safely

drum mover Moving the drums around in small confined areas is another process that requires careful consideration. The simple and most economical way is by using a drum dolly or drum truck.

22 July 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2143)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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How to gain maintenance access to military aircraft

Bespoke made maintenance platforms - helping the aerospace industry

workbenchWe have enjoyed a 50 year association with the aerospace industry in the UK, providing materials handling equipment to support the manufacture, service and repair of all types of aircraft. This wealth of experience means we have an understanding of the standards of excellence expected in the supply chain for this line of business.

14 July 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (521)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter June 2020

Action Handling, 50 years in business!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!, Covid Products and Installing shelving in very difficult places

29 June 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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The last 50 years of events

An interesting list, ideal for quiz questions!

hand gel dispenserAction Handling Equipment will be 50 years old in July 2020. This got us thinking about the notable events that have taken place over that period in time. What started out as a little bit of research soon became something fascinating in terms of not actually being able to remember how long ago certain events took place!

23 June 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1999)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Installing shelving in very difficult places

Working with limited space and in listed buildings

workbenchWhen approached by a national water authority to quote for an unusual job, we found it beneficial to attend the site to assess the risks and to discuss with on the ground operatives about their expectations surrounding the requirement. This particular job spanned separate sites and several different areas within each site.

22 June 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (448)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Hand sanitising forms the first line of defence

Keeping Coronavirus infection out of the workplace

hand gel dispenserAs the lockdown eases across the UK, thousands of businesses and public buildings are having to consider how they can minimise the risk of infection from entering their premises.

17 June 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1875)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to socially distance in workplace canteens & restaurants

Keeping that safe 2 metres whilst still being social

canteen chairsThe lunchtime rest period or tea break is normally seen as a social time for employees in the UK. Businesses are having to adapt in light of the Coronavirus epidemic, whilst still managing to provide that vital time for workers to take a well earned break from daily work duties and to recuperate in time for the tasks ahead.

04 June 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1581)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter May 2020

Action Handling can help with the current crisis

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Products to help with the Covid crisis

01 June 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (3014)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Staff and visitor welfare stations help to combat Coronavirus

COVID-19 - Protecting welfare in the workplace

welfare stationWe are having to get used to very different rules and guidance in our daily lives regarding the Coronavirus epidemic. This is no more illustrated than in the workplace with businesses having to adapt their working practises and define policies that allow for social distancing and safe practises. Indeed, the front entrance to a building is now being seen as the first line of defence.

20 May 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1923)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Protection screens help to combat Coronavirus

Minimising the risk of contamination in the workplace

office screensFrom May 13th lock-down procedures are being eased across England in an effort to help stimulate the economy. Those who can easily work from home are still advised to do so but for many, returning to their place of work has now become a reality.

15 May 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1976)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Newsletter April 2020

Action Handling can help with the current crisis

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Products to help with the Covid crisis

30 April 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (676)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Carrying out Thorough Examinations during the Coronavirus outbreak

The HSE recommends the continuation of the testing of lifting equipment

transport lawAction Handling Equipment offer the service of Thorough Examinations, repairs, servicing and the maintenance of lifting equipment. So what should happen during the Coronavirus outbreak? 

24 April 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1684)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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How to socially distance whilst in a sitting position

Fast move for a logistics giant

chair with tableWe are living in very strange times. Every day brings yet another challenge to test us all, both individually and collectively. Things that we took for granted just a few weeks ago are no longer just as straight forward. This was clearly highlighted this week by one of our long-standing customers.

09 April 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (600)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Counter Screen Protectors

Coronavirus protection help

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The events of the last few weeks has made us all acutely aware of how important safety through hygiene and personal protection is needed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. We have amazing key-workers including staff behind counters at supermarkets, pharmacies and hospital administrators who are facing customers multiple times a day.

03 April 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (3162)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Anti-bacterial wipes are a must

Action keep calm and help UK industry

hand wipesThese are extraordinary times and our absolute priority is to ensure the health and safety of our customers and employees.

30 March 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1897)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Floor tapes to mark social distancing areas

A rapid response from Action Handling

floor tapeA high street discounter supermarket and a logistics giant both called on Action Handling to supply floor marking tapes to mark out areas where customers and staff should stand for social distancing.

30 March 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (544)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Newsletter March 2020

Business as usual - we're here for you!

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Business as usual - we're here for you!

27 March 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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The modern day office

No need to move to bigger offices when you can use partitioning

office partitionWe were very happy to recently supply a quantity of our freestanding office partition screens to a local pharmaceutical company near Stansted Airport, Essex. Having acquired new offices for a growing sales team and a new quality controlled warehouse area, our client was considering ways to help with the expansion of their offices and warehouse.

24 March 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter February 2020

50 Years in Business and Still Going Strong

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50 Years in Business and not out!

03 March 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (528)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Uncle Sam calls in the A-Team!

Providing bespoke secure mesh cages

bespoke cagesThe US Military in Germany were looking to site some specialist welded cabinets that they use to store 'in-house military equipment'. Very hush hush, we can’t tell you what’s in them buddy! 

24 February 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (689)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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How to climb stairs with a heavy load

Stair climber sack trucks can prevent injury and damage to goods

stair climberManually moving loads on even a flat surface can be an arduous task at the best of times, but factor in the additional effort to complete this task up or down a flight of stairs and the task can become extremely physical not to mention having a far greater risk of injury. Narrow stairways, twisting stairs and small landings can all present dangers. The risk extends from the individual carrying out the task itself, through to injury of dropping goods on people using the stairs below and of course to the accidental damage to the goods in question.

10 February 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (563)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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What is a Thorough Examination?

Good maintenance reduces injury and saves on replacement costs

transport lawAction Handling are proud to be helping the UK's communications and media services infrastructure. Our service teams have been carrying out 'Thorough Examinations' on lifting equipment across the whole of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. 

07 February 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1088)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter January 2020

New year, new decade, new look newsletter!

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A new year with a new look but still the great content from Action Handling.

29 January 2020/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (541)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Site and transport safety

How to stay on the right side of the law

transport lawStaying conversant with current health and safety law can be a difficult and time consuming task but have you considered that you may also need to be up to date with road traffic law too? If your business delivers goods, then a full understanding of the laws governing their safe transport and handling is a must.

18 January 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (510)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter December 2019

Merry Christmas from the staff at Action Handling and wishing you all a prosperous New Year

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Merry Christmas from the staff at Action Handling and wishing you all a prosperous New Year

15 December 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (781)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Is tool theft out of control?

Prevent the thieves from stealing your livelihood

tool storageOne of the most frustrating and annoying thefts is that of having your tools stolen. Not only are you losing your precious and prized tools, but you are also having your livelihood put on hold and or even at risk. Despicable as it is, the thieves seem to have no qualms about preventing a fellow man from going about his work and providing for his family.

11 December 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2914)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter November 2019

Action Handling is always ready to help, safety steps, matting and Guy Fawkes

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ActionPost November 2019. Action Handling is always ready to help, safety steps, matting and Guy Fawkes

15 November 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (542)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Making an entrance!

Creating a safe, clean workplace

matKnock on the door, ring the bell, ring it well, wipe your feet and walk in.  It’s a rhyme I was recently reminded of, that my great grandfather shared with us as we grew up. I am sure if you are from the Sheffield area, it’s a rhyme you might have heard of too. It then got me thinking about entrance matting and how it relates to the rhyme.

02 November 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (3165)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Fully charged and ready to go!

Fully Charged London get a much needed step up

bespoke stepsOur friends at Fully Charged London were looking for a set of mobile safety steps for stock picking at their new service centre. This would enable service technicians to carry out repairs direct from the racking area, so we were pleased to assist them in selecting the right steps to suit their exact requirements.

24 October 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (627)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter October 2019

Lifting man holes, carrying awkward loads, bespoke fab work and having a safe 5th November

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ActionPost October 2019. Lifting man holes, carrying awkward loads, bespoke fab work and having a safe 5th November

12 October 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (558)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to lift a manhole cover

Save time, effort, damage and personal injury

manhole cover with menManhole covers or maintenance hole covers are removable plates that form the lid over an opening of a manhole. This is an opening that a person can pass through or maintenance can be conducted from. It usually gains access to a utility vault, pipe or void and can be rectangular, square or circular, whilst coming in a whole variety of sizes.

04 October 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (8697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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The movement of awkward loads

Reduce the risk of injury by using the right equipment

sack truckHuman nature often leads us to act in haste but needlessly means we sometimes end up repenting at leisure! We have all tried at one time or other to pick up some awkward load that we wish we hadn’t. Either we end up with a back injury, suffer a fall or damage the load in question. If we had stopped for one minute to ponder what help was at hand, then we might well have saved ourselves from avoidable anguish.

23 September 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2588)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter September 2019

A company at its tipping point, falling leaves will soon be upon us, limiting slips and keeping children safe

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ActionPost September 2019. A company at its tipping point, falling leaves will soon be upon us, limiting slips and keeping children safe

09 September 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (3135)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Limiting slips, trips and falls at work

The most common cause of injury in the workplace

falling manAn analysis of work injuries across all job types, shows that slips, trips and falls are the most common cause of physical harm. The degree of harm sustained depends on the hazard in place and the height at which it occurs. A simple stumble can result in anything from a minor mishap to a serious accident which may involve dangerous machinery, or even a person falling from height to death.

31 August 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (720)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Self tipping skips

Help with recycling and site safety

roll forward skipA County Durham based company recently approached us to manufacture three bespoke roll forward tipping skips. Having seen our standard range of skips online, they talked to our sales manager, Jon Ball about having their specific needs and requirements met.

29 August 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2561)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter August 2019

Just what is at Southend on Sea? Thank you driver! The risks of using a ladder and UK Flooding

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ActionPost August 2019. What is at Southend on Sea? How does Action Handling help keep London red buses on the road? Work safer on a ladder.

11 August 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (682)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Thank you driver!

Helping to maintain the iconic red London buses

bespoke stepsThe red London bus is an iconic image recognised all over the world. There are 8,600 buses in the whole fleet, operating on 700 routes, serving 19,000 stops, carrying a jaw-dropping 6.5 million passengers each day. So that means that when the buses return to the workshops, there is an immense behind-the-scenes maintenance schedule to uphold daily, to keep the fleet operational.

18 July 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2411)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Newsletter July 2019

Coming off the bench, choosing the right B2B company, adapting forklift trucks and the Notting Hill Carnival.

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ActionPost July 2019. Coming off the bench, choosing the right B2B company, adapting forklift trucks and the Notting Hill Carnival.

13 July 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (3265)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Choosing the right B2B company

More than just a web shop

websiteWhy you should choose a company that offers much more than just e-commerce.

10 July 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (680)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Adapting forklift trucks and stackers ...

... can offer great benefits

drum attachmentBusinesses are often faced with the need to provide new or additional materials handling or access procedures in order to deal with trading expansion, health and safety implementation or new legal requirements. It is very easy to overlook the existing equipment that you already have within your organisation, that could easily be adapted to suit the task in hand.

01 July 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter June 2019

Summer shutdown, unsafe lifting, podium steps and festivals.

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ActionPost June 2019. Summer shutdown, unsafe lifting, podium steps and festivals.

26 June 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (688)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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