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Staff and visitor welfare stations help to combat Coronavirus

COVID-19 - Protecting welfare in the workplace

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

20 May 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (38)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Protection screens help to combat Coronavirus

Minimising the risk of contamination in the workplace

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

15 May 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (43)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Carrying out Thorough Examinations during the Coronavirus outbreak

The HSE recommends the continuation of the testing of lifting equipment

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

24 April 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (66)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to socially distance whilst in a sitting position

Fast move for a logistics giant

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

09 April 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (156)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Counter Screen Protectors

Coronavirus protection help

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

03 April 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (267)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Anti-bacterial wipes are a must

Action keep calm and help UK industry

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

30 March 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (158)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Floor tapes to mark social distancing areas

A rapid response from Action Handling

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

30 March 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (142)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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The modern day office

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

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

24 March 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (89)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Uncle Sam calls in the A-Team!

Providing bespoke secure mesh cages

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

24 February 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (214)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to climb stairs with a heavy load

Stair climber sack trucks can prevent injury and damage to goods

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

10 February 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (177)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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What is a Thorough Examination?

Good maintenance reduces injury and saves on replacement costs

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

07 February 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (205)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Site and transport safety

How to stay on the right side of the law

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

18 January 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (153)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Is tool theft out of control?

Prevent the thieves from stealing your livelihood

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

11 December 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (355)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Making an entrance!

Creating a safe, clean workplace

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

02 November 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (249)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Fully charged and ready to go!

Fully Charged London get a much needed step up

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

24 October 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (226)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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How to lift a manhole cover

Save time, effort, damage and personal injury

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

04 October 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (337)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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The movement of awkward loads

Reduce the risk of injury by using the right equipment

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

23 September 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (278)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Limiting slips, trips and falls at work

The most common cause of injury in the workplace

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

31 August 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (280)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Self tipping skips

Help with recycling and site safety

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

29 August 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (327)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Thank you driver!

Helping to maintain the iconic red London buses

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

18 July 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (240)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Choosing the right B2B company

More than just a web shop

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

10 July 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (296)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Adapting forklift trucks and stackers ...

... can offer great benefits

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

01 July 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (331)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Coming off the bench to score the winner!

Action Handling create the perfect solution to improve productivity

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

18 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (357)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Box trucks suit the aircraft industry

Come fly with me

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

18 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (407)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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The summer shutdown period provides a great opportunity

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

shutdown period

UK business’ often see a summer shutdown as just a period where trading momentum falters and lost revenue occurs. Whilst not wanting to debate that issue, we would like to highlight some obvious benefits that can be derived with some careful advanced planning. Companies who put in place an effective use of their shutdown periods are preparing the ground for better future trading and measures that are designed as a sensible cost saving process.
04 June 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (286)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6
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Why choose podium steps over step ladders or access towers?

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

28 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (316)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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It’s just a pallet truck …

… aren’t they all the same?

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

02 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Project management in warehouse/factory refurbishment

Knowing when to step forward and when to delegate

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

02 May 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (301)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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