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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 (84)/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 (243)/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 (278)/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 (188)/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 (269)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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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 (248)/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 (425)/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 (567)/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 (656)/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 (552)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.7
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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 (468)/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 (264)/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 (349)/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 (393)/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 (518)/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 (606)/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 (785)/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 (599)/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 (380)/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 (347)/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 (354)/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 (263)/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 (195)/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 (227)/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 (370)/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 (209)/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 (229)/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 (210)/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 (215)/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 (200)/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 (360)/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 (179)/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 (260)/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 (405)/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 (248)/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 (256)/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 (316)/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 (335)/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 (266)/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 (494)/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 (418)/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 (338)/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 (385)/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 (340)/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 (374)/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 (651)/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 (317)/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 (434)/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 (484)/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 (332)/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 (335)/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 (484)/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 (617)/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 (549)/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 (439)/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 (373)/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 (367)/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 (394)/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 (543)/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 (443)/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 (587)/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 (438)/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 (414)/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 (475)/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 (961)/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 (433)/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 (508)/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 (517)/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 (453)/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 (2798)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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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 (705)/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 (444)/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 (574)/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 (609)/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 (570)/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 (506)/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 (564)/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 (577)/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 (657)/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 (581)/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 (711)/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 (680)/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 (587)/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 (605)/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 (574)/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 (874)/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 (606)/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 (603)/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 (574)/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 (849)/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 (579)/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 (685)/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 (653)/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 (646)/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 (757)/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 (604)/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 (602)/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 (872)/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 (724)/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 (897)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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