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Action Post January 2016

Melting the January blues & Winter life hacks

action postWe have some exciting changes happening over the next coming months. Including our Information hub, Meeting the Action Team, YouTube and Google+ 

01 January 2016/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1052)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cleaning up

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We often cite Health and Safety requirements in our blog posts – after, all, they are an integral part of doing business in the UK. The information we cite is for general purposes only – each business should have their own policy in place and all staff should be aware of what it is. However, there are several basic rules that can apply to most companies, such as:

  • Proper staff training
  • Using the correct equipment for the job
  • Keeping equipment maintained and up to date with regular safety checks
  • Providing a clean work environment

 

26 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1336)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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When things get heavy

Various types of heavy lifting equipment

when things get heavy

Having to move heavy goods and products is a part of most handling industries, whether in factories or distribution companies. However, not all heavy lifting is created alike – depending on the business and goods to be moved, lifting equipment specific to the task at hand is crucial to completing the task.

 

20 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1138)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Action Post November 2015

Features Paul In Pink

action postTime For Action. Next month to be exact. Luckily you still have time, and there's no time like the present. Order any items you need now for making it a smooth and hassle free Christmas period. Check out some of our essential winter must haves. 

15 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1199)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Action Post December 2015

10% OFF & Christmas Closure

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With the shortest day of the year still to come, dark nights and bad weather make keeping your outdoor areas well lit not just a safety issue, but a security one as well. Inside, wet or muddy floors can increase the risk of slips and falls, so it pays to keep them clean. Minimising the ingress of snow, ice and mud into your premises is simple if you dedicate an area where staff can change out of winter attire

15 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (954)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Position perfect

Work positioners take the strain out of lifting

position perfectIn the modern workplace, employee Health and Safety is an ongoing concern. Providing the right equipment, environment and training is key to keeping staff at their best, as well as your business in compliance with the law. However, despite new information and training, back injuries are still one of the most common workplace incidents, especially in warehouse and handling environments. Lifting incorrectly is a common contributor to such accidents, through over-reaching, cutting corners to save time, or by simply not having the correct equipment in place.

15 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1182)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Trucking around

A materials handling essential

trucking aroundWhen we refer to trucks in the materials handling industry, we are referring to a wheeled platform used to convey loads in a warehouse or factory setting. Sometimes these trucks can be motorised, and they come in many shapes and sizes, depending on their end use. Action Handling has supplied trucks to industries across the UK for over forty years, and we have a large range of different types available.

13 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1382)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Essential storage solutions

Something for every business

essential storage solutionsEvery company needs storage. Whatever you do, whatever you sell, you will require storage of some sort in order to keep your business structured and efficient. While there is a huge choice of storage options out there, with a little bit of knowledge it’s easy to choose the best solution for your needs.

12 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1255)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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What’s in your cupboard?

Things to consider before making a purchase

walk in cold storageAny business considering the purchase of a storage cupboard should ask themselves several questions before making their decision. While this may seem obvious, a little consideration before purchase means you’ll get the correct equipment for the job at hand.

11 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2090)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Walk-in cold storage

How it revolutionised the restaurant industry

walk in cold storageIn today’s hospitality, catering and foodservice industries, serving top quality produce is essential. As such, proper refrigeration of goods is a vital part of a successful business. Purchasing food products (or any type of product) in bulk is a great way to save money, but only if you have the facilities to store those goods until it’s time to sell. In addition, the fast pace of food preparation means that food must be accessible when needed. Most importantly, your goods need to be kept cool – maintaining food safety, freshness and flavour. A walk-in cooler or freezer gives you safe cold storage and accessibility, making it the ideal solution.

10 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1347)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Bespoke products

Another way that Action Handling can help you

bespoke productsTo our regular customers, it’s no secret that Action Handling will always go the extra mile. We never pass up an opportunity to satisfy your requirements and relish every challenge that comes with it.

09 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1241)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Safe storage for the NHS

An Action Handling case study

safe storage for the nhsExactly one year after work commenced on a £20 million emergency department for a district general hospital in Hertfordshire, Action Handling were engaged to offer their expertise on a range of smaller projects within the development.

 

 

 

04 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1385)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Bespoke working platform steps

An Action Handling case study

 

bespoke platform working stepsOne of our biggest customers, a leading Information Management Company, was concerned about their standard on-site operating procedure for retrieving document storage boxes. The boxes were stored on shelving which cannot be reached from floor level and the existing method, using aircraft style safety steps, was creating significant manual handling difficulties, making it unsuitable for the application.

 

 

 

 

04 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1631)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Bespoke distribution trolleys

An Action Handling case study


bespoke distribution trolleysEarly in 2013, when a globally renowned aid and development charity were looking to update the facilities of all their fashion outlets across the UK, they contacted Action Handling and spoke to us about providing some bespoke equipment

 

 

 

03 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1473)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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A Good Housekeeper

NuKeeper Product Range

a good housekeeperOur NuKeeper product range offers an extensive choice of cleaning equipment, opening up a multitude of possibilities within the professional cleaning sector. Much of the product range is unique, with key patented features designed to blend today’s technology with our own brand of quality-based common-sense engineering.

 
02 November 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1105)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Bespoke core study

Electric platform trolley

electric platform trolleyWhen a top ranking UK University required an electric platform trolley to assist the maintenance department in transporting tools and materials on-site, they contacted Action Handling. Initially, the client identified a standard model from our catalogue as one they were keen to discuss, outlining a few necessary modifications.

 
29 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1416)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Sack truck buyer's guide

Which sack truck?

sack truck buyers guideFor the past forty years, Action Handling have supplied trucks and trolleys in a huge range of designs, sizes and capabilities to clients across the UK, so you could say we’re pretty familiar with them. We understand that, for the average user, your requirements may just be for “a standard sack truck”. However, when we further analyse the everyday use of the machine, it allows us to supply the most suitable equipment for your specific needs. If you are wondering which sack truck, what sack truck or are just looking for a description of sack trucks this buyer's guide will help.

 
28 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1680)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Bespoke trolleys

Custom made to your specifications

bespoke trolleysAction Handling can supply bespoke trucks and trolleys to your specifications – choose the finish, the size, the handling capacity, and we will make it happen. Each of our bespoke trucks and trolleys feature a powder-coated finish (unless you specify otherwise), which radically increases the product life in the most demanding environments. We offer seven standard colours (white, blue, yellow, red, orange, green or grey) – however, if you have a RAL code for your corporate colours then we can match these so that your trolley (or fleet of trolleys!) reflects your corporate image. .

 
27 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1676)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Service And Protect

The Benefits of Regular Equipment Maintenance

service and protectWhen you invest in equipment for your business, you naturally want to receive value for money. Negotiating purchases and procuring the right tools for the job are part of running your business effectively, as is protecting your assets once they are yours.

 
26 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1130)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Using ladders safely

The price of health and safety compliance is eternal vigilance

 

 

using ladders safelyAction Handling believe that safety should be the fundamental objective in any workplace environment. Almost a decade ago, regulations for personnel ‘working-at-height’ came back into play, the aim being to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries caused by the improper use of steps, ladders and other devices whilst loading/unloading goods onto shelving and racking systems. However, although these regulations have been in force for a number of years, there are still many people who choose to ignore them when working with stepladders.

 

 

 
23 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1168)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

A Winning Choice

Storage solutions for a sporting goods retailer

A winning ChoiceHigh-street retailers generally offer a wide range of quantities and sizes of goods, which can lead to storage issues. Coping with ever-changing stock and seasonal variations can turn a carefully designed stockroom into a difficult to use and highly inefficient area.

 
20 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1021)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Thinking Ahead

Making Informed Choices For Shelving Systems

thinking aheadWhen looking at buying any shelving system it’s a good idea to think ahead of your present specification. In our forty years experience supplying the materials handling industry, we’ve found that customer requirements can change within a very short space of time.

 
19 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1201)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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A gritty winter’s tale

Keeping your workplace safe over winter

A Gritty Winters TaleWinter is coming. Oh, I don’t mean

that sort of winter – rather an onslaught of snow and ice and freezing rain coming down from the north. It’s a different kind of magic that winter brings, one that makes pavements and car parks such dangerous places, turning vehicles into weapons and unwitting pedestrians into ice dancers.

 

 

 

16 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2164)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Action Post October 2015

Wear it PINK

action post logoWho remembers our newsletter last year?! Our managing director, sales director and sales manager all dressed up in pink bras and tutu's last year to raise awareness and help raise money for this amazing charity.

15 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1236)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Archive Shelving

Creating a shelving system for a top tier investment bank in London

Archive ShelvingWhen a high-profile London based investment bank needed to store a vast amount of company records at one of their sites, they contacted Action Handling with a request to assess their requirements and provide a solution. We sent one of our experienced sales representatives to visit the premises where they measured the allocated room, formulated a shelving design layout to best utilise the space and offered a quotation accordingly. The shelving system selected was the Connect 2 system, which offers both a very quick installation and lead-time from the manufacturing process. In addition, the fact that the system could be easily reconfigured to suit the space was another deciding factor.

14 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1151)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Connect2 instructions

Easy Shelving/Racking Assembly

TConnect 2 Instructionswo competent people show the correct assembly of the Connect2 shelving system.

13 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1051)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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A chain reaction

Shelving procurement requirements

A Chain ReactionWhen you introduce a shelving or racking system into a warehouse, you’ll require other associated material handling equipment, a fact that is often overlooked when making the decision to implement these systems. We strongly urge customers to contact us prior to purchase, in order to discuss the complete package of equipment that may be needed. Even taking into account that either a stacker or a fork-lift truck will be required, these items require a level of operator training and a comprehensive maintenance program to support the on-going efficient use of the machine.

13 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1120)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Racking up

With the Action Handling panel rack

Racking and ShelvingWe’ve written previously about the importance of secure tool storage on- and off-site, and Action Handling supply a wide range of secure storage options.

However, when you need tools to hand, having them locked away in a box or vault isn’t the best option, and neither is having them scattered around your workshop or factory – an easy way for items to become damaged or displaced.

We’re pretty keen on our double-sided standing panel, which we think offers an easy-to-install and access solution to your tool storage needs. Available in four heights and two finishes, the unit comes complete with an accessory kit and optional base tray.

10 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1208)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Shelving and racking safety checklist

We’ve made one so you don't have to

Shelving And Racking Safety ChecklistYour warehouse health and safety checklist is important to maintain because it ensures a solid framework within which staff should operate. When staff spend several hours a day working in pallet racking areas it’s extremely important to manage health & safety in order to avoid serious accidents. The only way in which an employer can make their premises less prone to accidents is through a comprehensive assessment and production of a safety program, and every business should have a health and safety checklist to help identify any risks in the work environment and how best to reduce them.

07 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2616)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Keeping things organised

An organised storeroom is a productive storeroom

Keeping things organisedWe 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. If this is happening on a regular basis, perhaps it’s time to assess your current storage requirements and make any necessary changes to improve your business.

07 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1218)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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An evolution in retail

Heavy duty shelving

An evolution in retailOnline shopping is a growing trend in the materials handling industry, with the number of consumers opting to shop online increasing year by year. Previously, a retailer would purchase goods or products in bulk from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then resell them on in smaller quantities to the end user via a shop or store.

07 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (999)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Conveyor systems

Keeping on track

Keeping on TrackMany of us can remember the famous scene from ‘I Love Lucy’, where Lucy and Ethel was working at the Acme Candy factory, wrapping chocolates on a conveyer belt. The belt speeds up and the candies arrive more and more quickly, leading to hilarity (wonderfully conveyed by the expressive Lucille Ball). It’s a scene that has been re-used and parodied and paid homaged to many times since, and is considered one of the most famous episodes of I Love Lucy ever.

03 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1181)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Hygienic shelving

Cleaning as part of equipment maintenance

Cleaning as part of maintenanceTake a look around your business premises. Really take a good hard look. How do your shelves look? Are they clean and tidy, or have they amassed dirt, dust and debris from use over time?

01 October 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1237)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Adjustable shelving

The flexible shelving solution

Adjustable ShelvingAdjustable shelving systems, such as our galvanised boltless shelving, offer supreme flexibility when customising your storage space to your requirements. The flexibility of an adjustable system lies in the variable positions for each shelf in relation to the vertical uprights. Whether you need to display or store products, when you use an adjustable shelving system the items can be allocated to shelves with the appropriate height adjustment. For example, small, lightweight items can be stored or displayed together on a shelf with a lower height in relation to the others in the system – this not only appears more pleasing to the eye but is also a more efficient use of the space within the shelving system.

30 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1103)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Expo 4 assembly instructions

Keeping things simple

Expo 4 Assembly InstructionsOne of the more popular shelving ranges at Action Handling is our Expo 4 range. Like many of our shelving units, it’s suitable for a variety of different work environments and has a number of additional accessories available. Here’s our illustrated guide to assembling your Expo 4 shelves - enjoy!

29 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1132)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Clean and simple

Hygienic non-corrosive shelving system

Clean and SimpleAt Action Handling, we’re always looking at ways to improve our product range and deliver the best possible options to our customers. Our hygienic shelving was already a popular range, but now, after further improvements to the design, it’s an even better option for your business.

28 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1186)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Action Post September 2015

Buy One Get One Free on Material Handling Equipment Service Contracts

action post logoNow the school summer holidays have come and gone in a flash don’t forget the busy period that now follows, so why not take advantage of our on-site servicing and let us make sure all your pallet trucks, stackers and lift tables are in tip top condition...
 
Have one pallet truck serviced at £54.38 and get one serviced for free…
15 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1334)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Card planning systems

Keeping everything organised in one place

 

Card PlanningPlanning. It’s a huge part of running every business, whether large or small. Meetings are devoted to it, whole reams of paper used up documenting it, and a vast amount of energy dispensed to implement it. In a digital age, when messages, diaries and schedules can be accessed and managed at the touch of a screen, it may seem a touch old-fashioned to use a simple wall-mounted planning system. And yet, there are benefits to such a system that you won’t get from the latest phone or tablet.

 

11 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1302)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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How do I store this…?

The benefits of specialist storage racks

How do I store these awkward itemsAt Action Handling, we tend to get a lot of enquiries from customers about storage for unusual shaped products and equipment. After all, the materials handling industry deals with a vast range of supplies and products across a whole range of industries, so a one-size-fits-all approach is not the best option when it comes to storage. It’s easy to browse and purchase shelving or racking that conforms to a fixed storage area but not so easy to find something suitable when your product is a little different from the norm.

09 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2174)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The allure of steel

The ongoing appeal of stainless steel in the food service industry


The allure of steelSteel is fantastic stuff. An iron alloy, it’s strong, doesn’t chip, bend, or crack easily (though it does scratch), and it stays shiny over years of use. But there’s just one problem: it rusts. Enter stainless steel, a metal alloy with about 10-11% chromium. When exposed to air, the chromium in the metal forms a film of chromium oxide over the surface. This film is passive and non-toxic, and most importantly, it prevents the steel from rusting by shielding it from air and moisture. Even if the metal gets scratched, the chromium oxide reforms seamlessly. This combination provides all the excellent properties of steel without the worry of rust.

09 September 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1219)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1150)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1304)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1252)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1291)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1247)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1272)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1306)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (2333)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1105)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1163)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1233)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1154)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1224)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1006)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1296)/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: Anonym/Number of views (1298)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (2001)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1403)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1343)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1234)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Action Post June 2015

Check out these scorchers....

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UNBEATABLE STRENGTH AT AN INCREDIBLE PRICE!!

11 August 2015/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1423)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1103)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (3099)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1559)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1378)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1520)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1221)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1133)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1067)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1113)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1970)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1239)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1760)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1189)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1051)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (953)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1403)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1351)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1017)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1039)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (994)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1219)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1210)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1264)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1118)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (997)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1300)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1076)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1079)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1133)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1035)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1393)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1293)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1557)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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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: Anonym/Number of views (1222)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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