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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 (63)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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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 (65)/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 (78)/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 (119)/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 (131)/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 (78)/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 (175)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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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 (227)/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 (152)/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 (222)/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 (138)/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 (181)/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 (167)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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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 (130)/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 (223)/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 (275)/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 (142)/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 (166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 (273)/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 (401)/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 (299)/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 (269)/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 (198)/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 (187)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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 (206)/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 (333)/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 (262)/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 (365)/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 (242)/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 (245)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 (295)/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 (529)/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 (251)/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 (339)/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 (328)/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 (268)/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 (920)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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 (389)/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 (270)/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 (366)/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 (414)/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 (375)/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 (338)/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 (385)/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 (390)/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 (423)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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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 (397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Coming off the bench to score the winner!

Action Handling create the perfect solution to improve productivity

packing stationOnce again, we were delighted to be approached by one of the UK’s big name retail brands to assist in an exciting new project to help improve picking and packing processes at their large training facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

18 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (519)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Box trucks suit the aircraft industry

Come fly with me

box truckIf I was to say to you Southend On Sea, your first thoughts might be ones of a typical British seaside resort, famous pier, amusement arcades and Punch and Judy shows on the beach. You would be forgiven for not thinking of a major airport or a world leader in aircraft seating manufacture. But it is true that both are tucked away in the south east of England along the Essex coast.

18 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (518)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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The summer shutdown period provides a great opportunity

Plan ahead and you can use this opportunity to your advantage!

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UK business’ often see a summer shutdown as just a period where trading momentum falters and lost revenue occurs. Whilst not wanting to debate that issue, we would like to highlight some obvious benefits that can be derived with some careful advanced planning. Companies who put in place an effective use of their shutdown periods are preparing the ground for better future trading and measures that are designed as a sensible cost saving process.
04 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (371)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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Why choose podium steps over step ladders or access towers?

podium stepPodium steps are considered a safer method of low-level access than conventional stepladders and platform steps. They comprise of a climbing ladder frame but fitted with a 360° fully enclosed working platform area and normally come with the option of having outrigged stabilisers fitted in order to increase base stability.

28 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (400)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Newsletter May 2019

Pallet trucks, health and safety policy, project management and the women's world cup

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ActionPost May 2019. Pallet trucks, health and safety policy, project management and the women's world cup.

23 May 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (378)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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It’s just a pallet truck …

… aren’t they all the same?

pallet truckWhen you normally think of pallet trucks you think of a helpful tool that moves wooden or plastic pallets around a warehouse or factory floor. Well, of course they do predominately do that, but there are also a whole variety of other styles that are designed for many different tasks or uses in less traditional environments.

02 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (532)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Project management in warehouse/factory refurbishment

Knowing when to step forward and when to delegate

office constructionHaving the responsibility for a large warehouse or factory project can be a huge undertaking. However, there’s no need to face this task alone. There are professional companies well placed to handle part or all of the work. Knowing how to delegate is the only skill you’ll need! Find a company that can schedule, organise and deliver it all on time, leaving you to continue with your normal work duties.

02 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (392)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Newsletter April 2019

New 2019/2020 catalogue now available!

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Make your purchasing life easier with this essential buying tool . It's a great companion to our website. You can quickly view and compare products, then either go online, email or phone us to place the order. Send for our catalogue now if you haven't already got one.

18 April 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (420)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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One wrong decision can be costly!

How to choose the correct pallet racking system

pallet rackingChoosing pallet racking for your business can be a very tricky exercise. There are so many options, styles, sizes and basic considerations that you need to factor into making the correct choice. Most decisions on whether to use pallet racking are based on either the need to use a more economic method of storing pallets at your facility, the need to improve the speed of delivery of pallets to customers or the improved use of the pallet contents within your own business..

11 April 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (401)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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A buyers' guide to cash & carry trucks

“Three wheels on my wagon and I'm not rolling along!”

cash & carry trolleysThe UK's ‘Cash & Carry’ grocery wholesaling trade was first reported as starting in June 1957 with the opening of Vye and Son in Ramsgate, a subsidiary of the Home & Colonial Group. But Lawrence Batley is widely accredited as the originator of the concept in the UK and in April 1958, L. Batley & Co. of Huddersfield opened a large 30,000 sq. ft. modern cash & carry warehouse which was by far the biggest of its kind to date.

04 April 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (656)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter March 2019

Get ready for our new 2019/2020 catalogue

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April 5th is a big day in the tax year calendar, it's also the day our brand new catalogue will be finding its way onto your desks. Packed with over 12000 products, it's the purchasing department's bible! Plus it's compact size makes it a handy procurement companion.

27 March 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (398)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to reduce manual handling injuries

Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

HSE guideMusculoskeletal disorders (MSD) now account for over a third of all work related illness and the loss of more than 10 million days each year. Although often associated with back pain, the term MSD covers a wide range of ailments and can affect joints and tissue in many parts of the body.

12 March 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (472)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Now that's a smart idea!

Money saving PVC strip curtains

pvc strip curtainPVC strip door curtains are a very cost-effective way to save your business money and improve working conditions. They can be introduced both internally and externally around your buildings with the minimum of ease.

11 March 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (472)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter February 2019

Action Handling save a company's bacon (and the bacon butties)

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We pride ourselves in being able to meet our customer's demands. A top logistics company rapidly needed to expand their canteen seating - fait accompli!

14 February 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (452)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Action Handling to the rescue

We pull yet another rabbit out of the hat. Ta-dah!

canteen furnitureFrom time to time, like most businesses, we all take a frantic phone call from a customer that urgently needs some new equipment delivered to site - like yesterday!.

07 February 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (567)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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A buyer's guide to electric platform trucks

Why you should consider getting one

electric trolleyThe electric platform truck can save operator fatigue, increase speed and efficiency whilst maximising the time taken to complete picking, packing and despatch tasks.

07 February 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (428)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter January 2019

Wishing you all the best for 2019

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Prepare for 2019, don't gamble on the future!

Play your cards right and you can plan, monitor, control and schedule performance with projects, staff, stock, machinery and maintenance.

25 January 2019/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (435)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Play your cards right in 2019

Planning boards can help you prepare

grit packA new year quite often brings with it, new intentions, both personal ones and business objectives. With all the unknowns surrounding 'Brexit' and its possible impact on UK companies, now is the time to examine your business and get prepared for a new era of trading.

08 January 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (677)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter December 2018

The Festive Season is here

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With the British weather likely to turn very cold at the drop of a hat being prepared to deal with that can mean business as usual instead of it coming to a complete standstill!

05 December 2018/Author: Mark McAvoy/Number of views (520)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Forward thinking logistics company

Already prepared for the winter white stuff

grit packIn the week that the clocks went back, a logistics giant and Action Handling were making plans to despatch winter packs directly to 22 distribution centres across the UK.

30 November 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (687)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter November 2018

Winter & Christmas will be here before you know it!

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As companies recruit temporary workers to help cover the busy Xmas period, extra care should be taken for their safety. Workers are more likely to have an accident in a new industry or workplace during their first six months.

15 November 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (541)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Gold rush for Black Friday

Fail to prepare ... prepare to fail!

work benchA top British jewellery brand that leads the way in fine contemporary pieces have been making plans for this year’s Black Friday extravaganza event, by ensuring that staff have in place additional workstations to package orders received online from the frenzy anticipated during this year’s promotion. 

01 November 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (881)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Staff and student lockers

As Christmas approaches, is there enough room at the inn?

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With Christmas almost upon us, is your business looking to increase its workforce by taking on extra temporary staff to help with the rush? Take a step back and look around your staff facilities; will the sudden increase of numbers put a greater strain on your existing cloakroom or staffroom? Will it become more challenging and difficult for everyone to find their belongings?
30 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Reel lifters

The benefits of owning one and what you need to consider before purchase

light duty stackerWhilst every company is unique in its own way, the work problems it can encounter on a daily basis are often shared throughout industry. Action Handling has a 48 year trading history, during which it has accrued a fountain of knowledge, so when it comes to finding solutions for work problems, we can often pull on previous projects completed for other customers with similar hurdles to jump.

19 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1148)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter October 2018

Bespoke products that work, helping you comply with the law and on-line purchasing made easier!

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The NHS recently celebrated its 70th Birthday. During forty of those seventy years, Action Handling has been on hand to offer the NHS up and down the country advice on storage and handling issues that crop up on site.

11 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (568)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Better to be safe than sorry when handling gas cylinders

Helpful advice for moving and storing dangerous cylinders

gas cylinder handlingBefore buying cylinder handling and storage equipment it is important to understand and assess how different types of cylinders need to be handled and also to establish the actual requirements of individual gases by identifying them in the first place.

01 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1004)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Nature's litter and how to deal with it

Who'd have thought that leaves on the line was a plausible excuse!

autumn leavesStunning colours! But if you have company premises, then falling leaves can be a big problem to handle. There's no escaping them, even at home the decaying foliage becomes an unwanted headache to have to deal with.

01 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (669)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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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.

14 September 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (623)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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999 What’s your emergency?

40 years of providing the NHS with bespoke quality industrial products

bespoke cylinder truckThe NHS recently celebrated its 70th Birthday, what a magnificent achievement from the organisation that the whole country holds dear to its heart; over the last seven decades we have seen massive improvements in research and developing medicine which has allowed us to live healthier and longer by an average of ten years. During forty of those seventy years, Action Handling has been on hand to offer the NHS up and down the country advice on storage and handling issues that crop up on site.

10 September 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (977)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Newsletter September 2018

School summer holidays - are they too long?

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It's 'back to school' time but should we be considering a change in how school holidays are planned? The effect of the long summer holidays on UK industry is enormous. Is it time for a change?

06 September 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (694)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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We just love to moan about it … the British weather!

But it's time for businesses' to develop strategic planning for it

too hot to workWere you prepared when the temperatures soared? Why is it that UK companies never quite seem to get ahead with extreme weather planning? In the latest heat wave, suppliers across the country ran out of fans, air conditioning units, water coolers and even cold drink machines. To avoid this happening again, Action Handling advise their clients to put in place a strategic plan to cover all the seasons and all the possible extreme weather problems that can happen.

22 August 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (964)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Will a risk assessment keep you out of court?

Controlling the risks in the workplace

fall from heightThe HSE (Health and Safety Executive) say that a risk assessment is simply a careful examination of what, in your work, could cause harm to people, so that you can weigh up whether you should identify sensible measures to control the risks in your workplace.

22 August 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (644)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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Getting the orders out quicker

Creating smoother transactions for a pick and pack company

packing benchWhen a large company makes contact with you on the back of previous dealings, it’s always comforting to be in the knowledge that the work you have carried out before is appreciated. Being invited back to help with new and exciting projects, is extra special for us!

15 August 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (912)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Avoiding squashed tomatoes

Creating a safe work environment

access platformWhilst farmers are well adept at growing, picking, processing and packing their fruit and vegetables, ready for delivery, when it comes to making a work site safe, they need assistance. Action Handling have lots of experience with this industry and we were glad to be able to help a Kent based grower.

25 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (675)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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How your fork lift truck can help with maintenance and repairs

A money saving tip!

access platformTraditionally we always associate that the work of a fork lift truck or stacker truck is confined to lifting palletised loads on and off from delivery vehicles on to pallet racking or direct to the shop floor. Whilst it is true that this is their primary function, we at Action Handling Equipment encourage customers to view their lifting trucks as a much more versatile tool than just that.

18 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (784)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Keeping things rolling at assembly plant

"We are so pleased we picked Action handling"

JCBAs we celebrate the England football team reaching the knockout stages of the world cup in Russia, we realise it’s a combination of planning, hard work and teamwork that gets results. It’s the same principle we used at our latest project for the iconic JCB, equipment suppliers for construction, agriculture, waste handling and demolition equipment. They produce over 300 types of machines, including diggers, excavators, tractors and diesel engines. JCB have 22 factories across Asia, Europe, North America and South America; with products sold in over 150 countries.

02 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (824)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.9
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The law has changed and we have updated our privacy policy

GDPR

As you will be aware, the law has changed and we should all be working towards the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25th May 2018.

01 June 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (897)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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How industrial premises can play their part in lowering carbon emissions in 2018 and beyond

Doing your bit for a cleaner planet

environment protectionThrough the Climate Change Act, the UK government has committed to reducing emissions by 80% of the levels they were in 1990, by the year 2050. In order for this target to be achieved, businesses and industry are being encouraged to replace high-carbon investments with greener alternatives when the opportunity arises. We have compiled some ways in which some factories, warehouses and other industrial workplaces can make positive and greener changes, which not only help with lowering carbon emissions but also help save money long-term.

07 March 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (869)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Safety when welding, don't become a statistic!

Are you taking all the necessary precautions?

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With the recent release of Health and Safety statistics at work for Great Britain in 2017/2018, it is interesting to see that 12,000 occupational lung disease deaths each year are estimated to be linked to past exposures at work.
08 January 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (527)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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New Office Complex for Nationwide Carpet Retailer

Adding another string to our bow

building projectWe were recently invited to offer a proposal for a building project in Harlow, Essex, by a long-standing customer that was experiencing difficulty in finding a professional and reliable building contractor to undertake the work. Although we have always been materials handling equipment specialists, we knew, having worked closely with the Building Industry for many years, that we would have enough knowledge and contacts within our network to provide a suitable and satisfactory completion of works.

13 December 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (899)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Action Handling’s top tips on preparing your warehouse for winter

... make a plan of action and execute it!


reduced temperatures at workWe all know that there is more to dealing with inclement weather at work than just whacking the heating on; but did you know that, according to the HSE, occurrences of accidents at work statistically increase in the colder months.

23 November 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1216)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Five common workplace injuries

... and how to avoid them


work injuriesFigures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that an estimated 4.5 million working days were lost in the UK in 2015/16 due to self-reported workplace injuries. Whilst the general trend is that the number of reported injuries occurring at work is reducing over time, the HSE also note that due to the widespread underreporting of incidents, those figures are likely to be considerably higher in reality.

18 October 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1458)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1
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Keeping an organised storeroom

Help increase productivity


tidy storageWe all know that it doesn’t take much for an organised and tidy stockroom to quickly become a mess. When things get busy, it’s sometimes easier to cut corners and go back later – however, leaving stock, empty cardboard boxes, packaging and numerous other items lying around can seriously impact on the efficiency and safety of your storage area.

14 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (793)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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The great industrial cross-over

Industrial chic in the office


industrial lookStandard office furniture is designed to complement modern office spaces, all clean lines and smooth finishes, easy to clean and maintain. However, have you considered thinking outside the square and bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space?

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (734)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Creating a productive workplace

Keeping it tidy


organised storageWhen running a business, productivity is a key part of management, with teams always looking for ways to improve. However, recent studies have shown that an organised workplace can assist productivity – and when you think about it, it makes sense.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (709)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Personal safety and responsibility

Taking charge


safety equipmentWe've written a few posts discussing employer obligations when it comes to providing a safe workplace for employees. Sufficient training and supervision, equipment suited to the task at hand and implementation of procedures are all part of the process. In the end, however, it comes down to the individual employee to work responsibly, employ correct equipment and act in a safe manner at work.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (749)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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An organised workspace

Keeping employees happy


workplace storageWe’ve written previously about the positive effects of having an organised workplace and how effective storage can contribute to productivity. Employee well-being is becoming more of a focus for many companies, with fluid employment markets and increased opportunities meaning businesses need to do more to attract and retain the best employees for the job.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (747)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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The benefits of investing in equipment

Trucks and trolleys


hire or buyAs your business grows, chances are your equipment requirements will grow with it, requiring investment in larger items to meet your needs. Sometimes it can seem easier to hire equipment in the short term, but it may be better in the long term, to invest in your ongoing growth by purchasing rather than hiring.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Today's office space

Keeping employees happy


office chairOffice space has changed a great deal over the past few decades. Gone are the rows of carbon-copy desks and enclosed offices for a chosen few – now open plan layouts, fresh air, central meeting spaces and clean design are the hallmarks of a modern office. Studies conducted over the past few years have found that environment can play a big part in employee satisfaction and well being, leading to improved productivity.

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (825)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Think before you buy

Consider the environment


green goodsEco-friendly, sustainable, recycled - none of these are new terms in the modern business world. For many years now, companies have been looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint, use resources to their best advantage and recycle whenever possible. It makes good sense for the planet and also financially, with savings to be found in streamlining practices, utilities and materials so we only use what we need.

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (830)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Industrial shelving

Choosing the right type for your needs


shelves for storageThere is an extremely wide selection of office and industrial shelving that contains designs to suit all environments. Whether you are outfitting a home-office, storeroom, warehouse or industrial plant, units nowadays are quoted as being fast delivery items and very easy to install. 

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (888)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Steel handling racks

For safe storage solutions

strong shelvingWe've written previously about workplace storage, and how an efficient, well-organised system can boost productivity as well as improve your work environment. Now let's delve a little deeper. Providing correct storage for each item is part of safe materials handling, which is where our range of steel handling racks come into play.

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (765)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Organisation

The key to success

Longspan shelvingBusiness coaches, entrepreneurs and lifestyle gurus all tout the benefits of organisation when it comes to doing business effectively and achieving your goals. Increased productivity, employee well being and a sense of being able to get things done can all be achieved simply by making sure your workplace is well organised - surprising, isn't it?

11 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (814)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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