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Efficient storage solutions

Maximize file storage with our boltless shelving system

Everything in it's placeWhen running a business, documents have to be archived in accordance with tax regulations, as well as for your own records. As your business grows, so too does the need for efficient record and file storage, combining an organised system with ease of access. At Action Handling, we have a range of archive racking to suit your requirements, whether you need to maximize your existing storage space, become better organised, or simply archive documents and records.

07 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (955)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Case study in focus

Adjustable shelving storage system

case study in focusAt Action Handling, we believe that the benefits of an effective storage system can never be underestimated. We’ve worked with many clients over the years, helping them to maximise their storage potential using either our standard product range, or a bespoke solution.

04 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1078)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Case study in focus

Cantilever racking system

 

Case Study In FocusCantilever racking is an extremely versatile system of storage equipment, designed to store items of varied sizes for ease of access. When you use a cantilevered racking system, items can be stored on pallets, loose or wrapped and also can be irregular in shape. Our bespoke steel construction service has experience creating these systems to suit specific client needs, as was the case when a global leader in Orthopaedic Implants contacted us.

 

03 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1022)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Stacking up the benefits

Getting the most out of your available warehouse space

Stacking up the benefitsMany small businesses, particularly those in the retail industry, require secure space on site in which to keep stock, equipment and essential documents. Making the most of the space you have by using an efficient shelving and storage system helps to keep operations running smoothly, and using the correct type of storage equipment is key. Getting the most out of your available warehouse space, properly utilising warehouse shelving and buying products in bulk are all easy ways for small businesses to make the most of what’s available to them.

02 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1094)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Safe and secure

Keeping items or employees safe and secure

Safe and SecureSteel security cages can range in size from full sized room down to small boxes, but they all have the same function – keeping items or employees safe and secure.

01 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1059)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Hitting the right note

37 shelving bays for top university

IHitting the Right Noten order to cope with the September influx of new students, a leading Welsh university contacted us with a requirement of 37 shelving bays for their music centre.

28 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1066)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Keeping up with market growth

What to do when your company buckles under the pressure of increased volume

 

Keeping up with Market GrowthWhen the world’s largest supplier of car roof systems needed help to deal with exceptional growth in sales, they contacted Action Handling to find a solution.

 

27 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1083)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

All in a day’s work

For our bespoke projects team

All in a Days WorkThere’s no chance of a lie in or watching the Golf with a croissant and OJ for the Phillips boys on Sunday morning … not when there’s work to be done!

26 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (2052)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Everything in it's place ...

... and a place for everything

Everything in it's PlaceAnyone who’s ever worked in a busy office environment knows you can never have enough pigeonholes. At Action Handling, we supply multiple standard choices of pigeonhole units, with our steel bin units being one of our best sellers across most industries. A multi-purpose storage solution, the units are supplied ready assembled and painted in powder coated grey (or as required!)

25 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (931)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Take a load off

Stairclimbing trucks

Take the Load OffManual materials handling carries a risk of strain and injury to employees, so is governed by the Manual Handling Operations Regulations. These are designed to apply to a wide range of manual handling activities such as lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying, including the movement of loads up or down stairs, a common occurrence in many workplaces.

25 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (998)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Think vertically

Vertical bar racks are an excellent addition to your storage and display facilities

think verticallyAction Handling’s range of vertical bar racks are an excellent addition to your storage and display facilities. Made from superior quality steel, fully welded and angled, they are both useful and cost effective. Quick and easy to assemble, the racks come with a steel base tray for added support and are available in both single and double sided versions. 

 

21 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1054)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Prime positioning

What’s the highest possible point I can position the bottom shelf on my bay?

Prime PositioningAction Handling work across a variety of industries, and our sales team are always on hand to answer questions and offer product advice. One of our most frequently asked questions is "What’s the highest possible point I can position the bottom shelf on my bay?"

20 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (991)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

A smart supply solution

Offering expert advice and solutions to satisfy requirements for any application

a smart supply solutionAction Handling has worked extensively with clients in the automotive sector for over 40 years, offering expert advice and solutions to satisfy requirements for any application.

19 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1013)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Top shelf advice

Shelving and racking options

top shelf adviceIf you browse our website or catalogue, it becomes immediately apparent that Action Handling supply a large range of items – over 12,000, in fact. Our shelving and racking options are very popular, with a variety of systems suited for use across different industries and applications, each with their own merits. From archived documents and food storage to nuts, bolts and large steel sheets, we have a shelf or rack unit to suit. Therefore, when it comes to choosing the right product for your needs, you need to check the features and specifications of each product to ensure it will fit your requirements.

18 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (808)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Think big!

With bulk storage

Think biggerHumans have been dealing in commerce for thousands of years, trading items large and small around the globe. As commercial enterprises grew, so did the need for mass storage as the number of items required for trade increased. The Greeks used giant storage jars called pithos, some of which were two meters tall with a weight of several tonnes, while the Romans used giant amphorae for bulk storage of food, wine and ceramics, some of which have been found in our own British Isles.

17 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1125)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Click together shelving

The easy storage solution

click together shelvingStorage can often be a problem within office and warehouse spaces, especially as businesses grow and change, but it’s also one that’s very easy to solve with the addition of additional shelving units, or by replacing your current system for something more suited to your changed requirements. If you’re looking for an easy-to-assemble, durable and versatile shelving system, Action Handling’s Click Together 265 steel shelving system is not only incredibly simple to erect, but retains all the strength you are likely to need for your storage facilities.

16 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1116)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Work smart with our smart podium

Includes fully protected guard rail and gate

smart podiumIf you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to extended work-at-height jobs, our Smart Podium may be just the thing. Available in two platform heights, this mobile podium comes with a fully protected guardrail and gate. It’s ideal for quick jobs around site, plus is compliant with current working-at-height legislation. 

12 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1738)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Medium duty mobile safety steps

KE6 (6 Tread) mobile safety steps, are used by businesses across the UK. These medium duty safety steps are extremely useful in retail or warehouse situations, as well as across various other industries. One of our most established customers, a major UK supermarket chain, has been using KE6 steps for three decades.

Medium duty mobile safety stepsAction Handling supply a wide range of premium quality Mobile Safety Steps at value-for-money prices, all designed to suit different levels of industry requirements.

12 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1216)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The importance of effective access equipment

If shortcuts are taken (intentionally or not) and accidents occur as a result, the consequences can be dire


The importance of access equipmentComplying with Health & Safety regulations and keeping your employees safe is one of the top priorities for any business. If shortcuts are taken (intentionally or not) and accidents occur as a result, the consequences can be dire. In a worst-case scenario, people are badly injured or even lose their lives, leading to serious legal repercussions for the employers and business

11 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1129)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Action Post June 2015

Check out these scorchers....

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UNBEATABLE STRENGTH AT AN INCREDIBLE PRICE!!

11 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1173)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Action Post July 2015

Help with shutdown period & new balls please!!!

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A shutdown is a scheduled closure within a company so that improvements can be made to carry out work on premises & facilities for an extended period of time. During this time, work schedules may have to be modified, special equipment may have to be rented, contractors may have to be hired to fill additional labour requirements and special operations. While this work is carried out workers may be required to take annual leave.

11 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1091)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Action Post August 2015

Complementing your purchases, sports update and a competition...

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Helping our customers by informing them of products that they may need to complement the purchases they make

11 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1021)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Make a good impression

You rarely get a second chance

When setting up your business, it’s important to take the time to ensure you have the most effective fit out for your industry. Interiors that are designed to flow, the work process mapped out from start to finish. Offices layouts need to be created, décor selected, furniture, equipment and shelving purchased and delivered before being set up on site. Getting your interior flow right is key to effective delivery of services.

10 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (914)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Up on the roof

Don't be a fiddler on the roof who's up there day and night

roof laddersWhen working with ladders, it’s important to choose one with the correct specifications for the job at hand. Action Handling carry a large range of ladders for use in a variety of circumstances, including two seemingly similar yet vastly different types of Roof ladder, both specifically designed to reach the roof of any building from outside. 

07 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (2785)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Little jumbo safety steps

Bespoke steel case study

little jumbo safety stepsAfter experiencing some issues regarding health and safety compliance, the Forensic Investigation Unit of a southern-based police authority contacted Action Handling’s bespoke steel service, hoping to find a solution.

05 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1342)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Taking steps to safety

Reducing the risk of work place injuries caused by improper handling

mobile safety stepsSafety steps are one of the most frequently used pieces of handling equipment. They come in several different formats and, if used appropriately for the job at hand, play a great role in reducing the risk of work place injuries caused by improper handling.

04 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1201)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Falls from ladders and how to avoid them

It’s easy to prevent most falls by following these simple steps

person falling from ladderAt one point or another during our lives, we’ve all found ourselves on a ladder. Whether it’s while painting the house, climbing into the loft or reaching for something on a high shelf, ladders are a simple way to climb up when objects are out of reach.

However, if you spend time on a ladder as part of your working life, the risk of falls can increase, especially if basic health and safety steps aren’t implemented.

04 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1288)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

When you need space

Walk-in storage units may be the answer

archives imageAs businesses grow and expand storage space can come at a premium, yet moving to larger premises may not always be possible. Moving is expensive, especially if it’s only to accommodate excess goods or non-essential items such as archived documents – the cost of transportation, operation downtime, changing stationery, websites and signage all adds up, and may not be worth doing in the long run.

There are several ways to address the need for additional space without moving to a new address.

03 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (842)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Stepping up

Working with ladders


Step Right Up The basic design of a ladder hasn’t really changed since the very earliest days of their use, some 10,000 years ago according to the most recent archaeological evidence. Ladders have been found in Egyptian tombs and Mesolithic sites, symbolic representations showing up in ancient texts from around the world.

27 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1045)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Steps to safe practice

Safety first

stepping up imageSafety first. Two small words, yet so very important, especially when it comes to preventing workplace accidents or injuries. Safety lies with the user, and also with making sure correct procedures are set in place and followed. Risk increases when working at height, so any such work should be undertaken only by those competent enough to do so, and with adequate supervision.

27 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1240)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Pest control

Use of ultrasonic scare devices

ultrasonic pest control deviceWe share this planet with a multitude of creatures in the air, the water and the ground. Seeing animals in their natural habitat is a wonderful experience, and there are whole tourist industries built up around doing so. However, there are also times when we don’t want to share our spaces with animals – when keeping them pest-free is essential to safe working conditions.

27 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (873)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Weighing things up

Weighing up your options for material handling

Weighing things upIn the collection at the British Museum, among many other fine things, is a small cast lion weight, found in what is now modern day Turkey. Made from a tin/bronze alloy and dating to the fifth century BC, it’s evidence of the fact that weights have been used to measure commodities for trade since ancient times, just as they are today.

27 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (946)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Keeping things level

Always follow appropriate health and safety guidelines when using any type of raised access platform

 

Access PlatformWhile ladders are useful in many instances of working at height, Health and Safety UK recommend that, if your work will take more than thirty minutes to complete, you consider using other equipment. However, time duration should not be the only consideration when selecting the correct platform to use when working at height – whether a task takes five minutes or five hours, safe use of equipment at all times should be the main priority.

 

13 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (873)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

E-Commerce

Keeping Up With Increased Demand

shopping trolley and mouseFrom 2013 to 2014 e-commerce sales increased by 20%, and the pattern looks set to continue in 2015, with changes to e-commerce and consumer ordering being cited as one of the leading industry trends this year. Demand is becoming more varied, with consumers ordering smaller item-specific purchases within a tighter delivery timeframe, as most e-businesses now offer delivery in less than 24 hours. Such specialised ordering means that suppliers now have to provide individual deliveries more quickly than ever before, so having your supply system as streamlined as possible is an essential part of staying competitive within a rapidly growing and changing industry.

08 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1597)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The humble whiteboard

Where did it come from?

The humble whiteboardMy daughter came home from school the other day looking a bit put out.

     "What’s wrong?" I asked.

     "Oh, the whiteboard didn’t work so we had to do something else today" she huffed, before going off to do one of the myriad things she does after school. She was referring to the digital whiteboard used in most classrooms, where interactive videos, lessons and images all enhance the learning experience, a far cry from the dusty chalkboards of my youth. Digital displays and presentations are also the norm in businesses today, and have been for some time. PowerPoint is an old stalwart of the scene, while multimedia presentations incorporating web graphics and YouTube clips push boundaries and delight the audience. But my daughter’s comment made me consider how dependent we’ve become on the digital version and that, when the power goes out or the system malfunctions, a good old-fashioned whiteboard will never let you down.

24 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (995)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Hot desking

Making the most of your work areas

image depicting hot deskingSpace is often at a premium in modern offices, as rents and property prices rise and inner city units come at a premium. Hot desking allows for more employees than desks, with workspace usage being staggered over the day as people come in and out of the office.

22 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1436)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Safe and sound

Staff secure storage


Man putting belongings in lockerWe’ve written before about the importance of keeping your site and workplace secure through tool and materials storage plus the implementation of security measures, both in and out doors. This week, as a follow on to our last post about staff amenities, we’re going to explore the world of staff secure storage, something even more relevant in these days of job shares, hot desking and open plan offices.

12 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (938)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Sitting pretty

Providing staff amenities such as communal seating areas, outdoor spaces and eating facilities can often be dictated by the type of business you operate and the space available.

People sitting at a canteen tableTrue story: my mother worked for many years at a department store in Vancouver, which also happened to be the location for the Christmas movie, Elf. It wasn’t the first film to be shot there – Vancouver is known as ‘Hollywood North’ and its skyline appears in many major films – but she remembered it as an interesting experience, as well as for the fact that it paid for new furniture for the staff room, including leather couches.

 

08 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (851)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

ActionPost May 2015

It's All New

Action Post LogoIt's time to give you a peak at some of the NEW products we have available this year, Not to mention our new reduced Pallet Feet and Pallet Truck Price!!

03 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (778)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Lift me up

Maintaining a healthy back and strong posture is beneficial throughout our lives

 

know your limits imageMaintaining a healthy back and strong posture is beneficial throughout our lives, allowing us to stay active for as long as possible. The British Chiropractic Organisations recommends managing back health by incorporating daily stretches and movement and taking care of any issues as they arise, rather than letting them get worse.

 

01 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1138)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Reduce, re-use, recycle

Using resources to their best advantage and recycling whenever possible


Reduce Reuse Recyle imageEco-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.

22 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1095)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8

Standing up for your health

 


Standing up for your health imageThere’s been a lot of discussion in the media recently about the benefits of spending more time standing while at work. Sedentary desk jobs have been shown to decrease life expectancy and increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer, even if you do take regular exercise in line with daily recommendations.

 

15 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (839)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The great industrial cross-over

Bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space

 

Watts warehouseStandard 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?

 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

13 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (843)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Taking things to the next level

Mezzanine flooring

Mazzanine flooring imageThe word mezzanine started life as a Latin word, medianus, meaning middle or central. It then changed to the Italian mezzano, before the French transformed it once more to mezzanine, the word we know today (hey thanks, Wikipedia!). It describes an intermediate floor between floors overlooking the level below, and can take a variety of forms.

06 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (754)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Safety first

Personal protective equipment

safety first imageWhen you think about it, we humans are a complex and ingenious bunch. If an activity is dangerous yet also offers a benefit, rather than consider the danger and avoid the activity, we choose instead to work out ways to protect ourselves. Helmets, padding and, in extreme cases, body armour, have all been devised to minimise the risk and maximise the experience.

24 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1020)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

ActionPost April 2015

A New Shade of Grey...

 

Action PostOkay so this isn't what you were thinking....right? No, In fact it's the launch of our

 

BRAND NEW 2015/2016 Catalogue.

22 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (985)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Uplifting

Customising your forklift truck

Forklift truck imageForklift trucks are an indispensible piece of equipment for many in the materials handling industry. Traditionally used for lifting and stacking, they can also be customised by adding attachments, adding to their versatility within your business.

22 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1012)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Steel handling racks

For safe storage solutions

Steel bar storage racksWe’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.

22 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (900)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Taking charge

Personal safety and responsibility

Taking charge in the workplaceWe’ve written a few posts recently 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.

07 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (822)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Moving your home or business

Top tips from Action Handling

Moving home or officeMoving, whether it’s your home or your business, is a prospect that strikes fear into the hearts of most of us. Relocating a business from one office or warehouse to another is an operation that requires a great deal of organisation and forward planning, as well as co-operation by all involved to ensure the day runs smoothly. But don’t despair! We’ve rounded up a few tips to (hopefully) make the experience a more streamlined one.

07 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1031)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Drawing a line

Safety barriers in the workplace

Drawing a line picture of a barrierIt’s the responsibility of every employer to provide a safe workplace for their employees, combining training, implementation and physical safety features to minimise risk. At Action Handling, we supply a vast range of different items designed to improve safety on site, as well as maximise employee productivity and workflow. One area in which we specialise is the supply of safety barriers and markings. When you have a workplace that combines personnel with workplace vehicle access, it’s vitally important that separate areas for each are created and clearly marked, to eliminate the risk of accident.

30 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (881)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Over and over

The pain of RSI

Article about RSIRepetitive strain injury, or RSI, can be defined as pain or discomfort caused by repeating the same physical task over and over again. It’s also a growing area of concern for many businesses, with almost half a million British workers affected with pain or musculoskeletal injuries, according to recent statistics.

19 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (818)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Safeguarding your assets

What assets have you got to protect - and how will you protect them?

Safeguarding your assetsWe recently posted about the importance of safely storing hazardous materials to protect your most important asset, your employees. However, if you’re running a business with its own office or warehouse, you also have other assets worth protecting. Tools, computer equipment, warehouse contents, employee or workplace vehicles and sensitive documents are just some of the items that can be found at most businesses, not to mention the premises themselves.

18 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (935)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The Modern Office

Office space has changed a great deal over the past few decades.

The modern officeGone 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.

 

04 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (863)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Bespoke need not mean expensive

We explain why

Bespoke need not be expensiveBespoke Material Equipment sounds expensive but in the long run it can save you a lot of money by helping you work more efficiently.  Read our latest information article on bespoke material handling products.

16 February 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1113)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

ActionPost January

Okay - So It's Not A Ferrari!

We are so excited and pleased about taking on this project. It's just the sort of undertaking we relish - we took a brief from the client and worked with them to produce a product that meets their very specific requirements.

13 February 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1071)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

To serve and maintain

To serve and maintainWhen it comes to big-ticket items, it can sometimes feel as though hiring equipment is a more cost effective solution than purchasing your own. However, at Action Handling we believe that investing in your business equipment comes with a whole range of benefits.

05 February 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (895)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Step Right

Top Tips for Working With Ladders

You may be aware that Action Handling stocks a large range of ladders and accessories. But you may not know that we also have a satellite site dedicated solely to ladders and safety steps, all geared towards helping you make the right choice for your business.

29 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (912)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0

Organise your way to success

Nicely Organised ShelvesThe start of a New Year is a good time to assess your workspace for opportunities to make positive change. Organisation of supplies, staffrooms and office space is an area where even small changes can make a big difference, so take a moment to look at your business and see where there might be room to improve.

23 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1363)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Buying the right shelving

When our clients are looking to buying shelving for their businesses we like to point out the numerous considerations that they should be addressing before spending their money. There are a vast amount of choices available to the customer and sometimes it is very easy to make errors which ultimately can prove to be very costly if the wrong choices are made.

14 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1045)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

ActionPost December

Fresh look - New features - Easier to use

Following on from a customer survey in which we asked what people would really like from our website, we've just launched our upgraded site. As well as all the regular features you'd expect from a website, we've added even more.

08 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1889)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Bad weather preparation

ploughThe bad weather period is upon us again! How many times do we get caught out in this country waiting until it’s too late to make proper preparations for what could be several days or many weeks of bad weather disruption?  Clearly businesses need to have specific plans in place that can be used to avert the problems caused by such events. A business continuity policy should have ‘bad weather’ inclusion to ensure that your company can cope with a crisis.

01 December 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (3203)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

How to choose, use and look after a pallet truck

Pallet Trucks are great for moving heavy loads

One of the most popular pieces of equipment used in the UK is the simple pallet truck. They are often referred to as pump trucks, lift trucks, stillage trucks and probably a multitude of other names but in essence they all do the same job in lifting pallets for ease of movement and transportation.

 

24 November 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (2306)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

We’re here to help!

On-line, on the phone and on-site.

Our sales team are always available to give great advice on products, legislation and site surveys. Often we find that our customers prefer to discuss large projects or bespoke manufactured requirements on their own site rather than discussing important details just on the end of a telephone.

19 November 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (8383)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2

ActionPost November

Looking Good - The Autumn Leaves

 

As well as a smart new logo and strapline: 'with you every step of your working day', you will soon be seeing a facelift to our website in addition to enhanced functionality. We'll keep you posted on the progress.

 

18 November 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (4176)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

ActionPost October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing it pink on 24th October to help raise funds for this worthy cause. Our MD will be riding to work wearing a pink tutu and our boys will be shaking a collection bucket wearing pink bras for the day." title="We are supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing it pink on 24th October to help raise funds for this worthy cause. Our MD will be riding to work wearing a pink tutu and our boys will be shaking a collection bucket wearing pink bras for the day.

19 October 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1014)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Safety spills - how to prevent them and how to clean them up

Prevention of hazardous spills should be the initial aim so the correct identification of chemicals and materials that constitute the label of being hazardous should be the first challenge. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) gives good information on what constitutes being hazardous and  explains how to control hazardous substances at work and comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.

15 October 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1237)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Making the most of your shutdown period

Use this time to comply with Health & Safety guidelines and fit safety treads and matting to help minimise accidents in the workplace and create a comfortable work environment. 

06 October 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1135)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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