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Newsletter May 2024

Mirror, mirror on the wall 🤔

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: bespoke mesh trolleys, safety mirrors in the workplace and safely reaching high placed items. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

23 May 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (65)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Safety mirrors for the workplace

How to prevent accidents and reduce theft

mirrorTwo prevalent issues plague businesses nationwide: accidents potentially causing injuries to employees and visitors and theft within the premises. Despite the reduction in theft from a peak of 17,700 offences in 2002/03 to 6,558 in 2022/23, any level of theft remains unacceptable.

21 May 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (152)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Making bespoke mesh trolleys to exactly meet the criteria set

There’s no need to settle for second best!

mesh trolleySometimes, businesses tend to opt for second best when investing in new equipment, which isn't necessary. Decisions are frequently based on browsing for standard products without discussing the best cost-effective alternatives with the supplier or thinking slightly 'outside the box'.

08 May 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (285)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Step up to a safer way of working!

The ultimate range of safety steps are launched

stepsMost businesses often use a member of their staff to access something that is beyond a safe reaching height. Whether that might be reaching for a file that has been shoved up on top of a cupboard, changing a light bulb or carrying out a regular order picking task. How many times have you seen colleagues standing on chairs and desks to reach something or climbing up on machinery to gain better access? Please don’t, there is a better way.

30 April 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (292)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Newsletter April 2024

Doing our bit to help, in ways that we can

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: effective waste management, doing our bit for the community and accessing our new products for 2024 quickly. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

23 April 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (290)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Streamlining waste management

Sustaining an environmentally responsible workplace

electric order pickerEffective waste management is crucial for maintaining a sustainable and environmentally responsible society. Industrial waste bins play a vital role in that waste disposal processes, particularly for paper, general or recycling waste.

18 April 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (274)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Action Handling’s annual charity sponsorship

Helping to grow, foster and champion inclusivity

prizesAction Handling Equipment Ltd has been a proud sponsor of the annual charity event at Haverhill Golf Club for four consecutive years. This year the benefactor is The New Croft Foundation.

11 April 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (297)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter March 2024

Easter eggs weren't always made of chocolate 🤔

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the advantages of electric order pickers, small parts storage, forthcoming new products and the history of easter eggs. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

31 March 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (538)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The ultimate plastic container bins storage rack

An aesthetically pleasing design

storageThe aim of this project was to design and manufacture an aesthetically pleasing method of storing plastic container bins. The idea needed to be something that was both highly mobile and able to move around in very tight spaces, often with corners of the rooms being a normal resting place.

18 March 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (431)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Efficient order picking

The advantages of electric order pickers

electric order pickerThe world of warehousing and logistics has a crucial element of efficiency and productivity. The use of electric order picking equipment has revolutionised the order picking process and has offered a much more convenient and user-friendly solution for UK businesses.

11 March 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (437)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Newsletter February 2024

Sedex, safety, standing and spills!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: recycling old pallet trucks, obtaining net zero and handling e-bike batteries. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

28 February 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (361)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Obtaining Net Zero

How industry can help to achieve this

net zeroThe date for net zero emissions is set for 2050 and it will take all of those 25 years to achieve it, so lets get started.

26 February 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (339)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Do you have a pallet truck graveyard?

Servicing, maintenance and pallet truck repairs could save you a small fortune

pallet trucksThere are many unloved, rusty-around-the-edges pallet trucks lurking in corners or out the back of company premises. Have you got any? Would you consider resurrecting them or perhaps you think they are beyond repair?

19 February 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (356)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Creating a way to handle multiple E-Bike batteries all at once

Logistics company seeks to find a solution from us

bespoke rackA partner of ours supplies multi-site logistic depots with E-Bikes across the UK. E-Bikes are being used in increasing numbers to deliver goods within our large inner-city areas as they provide significant benefits in helping to protect the environment from harmful emissions associated with more traditional types of delivery vehicles.

12 February 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (371)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Newsletter January 2024

Sedex, safety, standing and spills!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the advantages of Sedex membership, safe lifting cage construction, using mats to enhance wellbeing and recharging electrical equipment in protective cabinets. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

31 January 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (369)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Helping the Victoria and Albert Museum

Safety conscious approach to lifting equipment

museum frontThe Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington opened in 1852 and is home to one of the world’s largest collections of art and design. It houses a permanent collection of over 2.2 million individual artefacts.

23 January 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (458)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The health benefits of anti-fatigue matting

Enhancing workplace wellness

mattingOur fast-paced industrial world often means that long hours of standing are becoming commonplace. Business owners should be aware that the well-being of their employees is always paramount. Studies have shown that prolonged standing at benches, workstations or assembly points can lead to many health issues, including backaches, knee problems and general fatigue. However, there is a simple yet effective solution that can significantly improve the health and comfort of industrial workers and that is the use of anti-fatigue matting.

18 January 2024/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (403)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Newsletter December 2023

Seasonal closing dates

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: using electric-powered stairclimbers, how to safely clean up hazardous spills and Christmas. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

14 December 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (389)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Be prepared should spillages happen

Methods for safe absorption

storageNo matter how much we try to avoid spillages within the workplace or in public areas, unfortunately they can still happen! Common spills involve substances such as diesel, oil, solvents and cleaning chemicals. While small, in-house spills might be easy to clean up quickly, some fluids can be toxic when ingested or exposed to skin and can be very hazardous to the environment.

08 December 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (344)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Taking the strain out of carrying goods upstairs

The benefits of electric-powered stairclimber sack trucks

stairclimberUnlocking efficiency combined with safety in today's fast paced business world is critical for the transportation of heavy loads when negotiating stairways and other challenging terrains.

23 November 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (508)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Newsletter November 2023

It's all about being in control!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: a guide to mobile elevating work platforms, bespoke solutions for a client with theft problems and how to store hazardous substances properly. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

16 November 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (322)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Correct hazardous substances storage is very important

Keeping your workplace safe

storageThere are many dangers around the workplace to consider, but one that seems to be continually overlooked is the safe storage of hazardous substances. What are deemed to be hazardous and how do you identify the risks? It's not just flammable material or noxious gases, it's far more encompassing than that.

14 November 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (394)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Storage cages designed to order

Bespoke and multipurpose proves to be a problem solver

storageSometimes it's not so much about 'how cheap' but more about 'how good' an item of safety equipment is! We were recently contacted by a regular customer who told us that they had two irritating and not to mention expensive problems occurring around their business premises in North London. The first being random thefts from site and the second being damage to expensive plant on the premises.

10 November 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (332)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

The ultimate guide to mobile elevating work platforms

Everything you need to know

scissor liftWelcome to the ultimate guide to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)! If you're looking to ensure safety and efficiency in your elevated work tasks, you've come to the right place.

06 November 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (596)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Newsletter October 2023

Risks in the winter? Don't take them!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: safety equipment, servicing lifting equipment and handling carbon fibre. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

25 October 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (307)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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The importance of servicing lifting equipment

LOLER, Thorough Examinations and scheduled maintenance

repairsRegular servicing and Thorough Examinations are essential for maintaining the safety and efficiency of lifting equipment, such as stackers, pallet trucks, forklift trucks, scissor lift tables and indeed all hydraulic lifting equipment.

19 October 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (464)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

The careful handling of carbon fibre

Racing car manufacturer needs fast ‘Action’!

race carOne of the UK's leading racing car manufacturers turned to Action Handling when they needed a safe method of storing carbon fibre sheets. Carbon fibre is used extensively in the construction of modern 21st century racing cars.

12 October 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (381)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

The indispensable role of safety equipment in the workplace

Understanding your role for compliance!

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In today's fast-paced work environments, maintaining a safe workplace is paramount. The one key aspect of this that is often overlooked, is the proper handling and use of safety equipment. Whether it's protective goggles, helmets, gloves or respiratory masks, these all play a crucial role in safeguarding employees from potential hazards.

26 September 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (865)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Newsletter September 2023

Predicting the rugby world cup and the who's who of Action Handling

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: stillages and pallets, who's who at Action Handling and lifting manhole covers. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

13 September 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (478)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Stillages and pallets

Choosing the right equipment

pallet stillageWhen it comes to efficiently storing and transporting goods, stillages and pallets are essential tools for many businesses.

21 August 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (602)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Action who?

Meet the team

sack truckCan you guess who this wheel belongs to?

17 August 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (576)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Manhole covers

Choosing the right equipment

lifting manhole coverManhole covers are an essential component of the UK’s drainage and sewerage infrastructure, providing access to underground systems for maintenance and repair.

14 August 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Newsletter July 2023

Take advantage and make some improvements

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: handling awkwardly shaped parcels, HSE checks for outdoor electrical equipment, improving warehouse operations and surviving heatwaves. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

27 July 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (350)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Maintenance and safety considerations for material handling equipment

Prolong the lifespan of your material handling equipment

servicingMaintenance and safety are critical aspects of managing material handling equipment. By prioritising maintenance and implementing safety measures, you can ensure smooth operations and minimise the risk of accidents.

20 July 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (435)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Speeding up order fulfilment processes

Integrated packing stations made to order

bespoke packing benchWhen awkward becomes easy, you know that you are using the best equipment for the job! This was part of the remit from one of our favourite customers up in the Midlands. They have a very efficient logistics operation handling tens of thousands of packages, parcels and products a week.

17 July 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (384)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

The benefits of using material handling equipment

Choosing the right equipment

rackingInvesting in material handling equipment offers numerous benefits for warehouse operations. From increased safety and reduced labour costs to improved inventory management and faster order fulfilment, these tools can transform your warehouse into a well-oiled machine.

13 July 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Newsletter June 2023

Take advantage and make some improvements

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the advatages of shutdowns, streamlining operations and bespoke worker's cabins. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

05 July 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (326)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.3
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Streamlining your warehouse with materials handling equipment

How materials handling equipment can improve operations

rackingIn today's fast-paced business world, efficiency and productivity are key to staying ahead of the competition. When it comes to warehouse operations, streamlining processes is essential for meeting customer demands and maximising profits. One effective way to achieve this is by investing in top-of-the-line material handling equipment. From fork stackers and pallet trucks to conveyors and automated systems, these tools can revolutionise your warehouse operations and take them to new heights.

27 June 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (419)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Turning shipping containers into practical rest rooms

Needing to think inside and outside the box!

shipping containerOne of our local council offices contacted us about coming up with a solution to provide a safe and dry rest room environment for their outdoor workers who often have to deal with adverse weather conditions.

19 June 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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Newsletter May 2023

Moving up, moving across and moving on!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: moving premises, moving stock and moving on birds. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

25 May 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (425)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Relocation upgrade

How to take advantage of moving premises

removal truckWhether a forced relocation or by choice, moving business premises can be a fraught enough task in itself, so why not take advantage of the upheaval with floor layout improvements and equipment upgrades.

16 May 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (597)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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The Birds!

How to deal with the nuisance humanely

bird scare productsWe all love seeing and hearing the wonderful array of birds that reside in the UK, with many of us putting out food daily in our gardens for them. As a nation we spend £250m a year on wild bird food, such as seeds, peanuts and fats. However, the cost and disruption to industry from our feathered friends is often disregarded.

25 April 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (534)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Newsletter April 2023

New for spring | Big plans | Speedy despatch

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: safer manual handling, new products for spring, rapid picking and giant planning board. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

13 April 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (485)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Making manual handling safer

Something has to be done, the statistics don’t lie!

stair climberOne-in-three accidents at work are caused by manual handling. In 2022 out of the 1.8 million working people suffering from a work-related illness, 477,000 of them experienced problems from a job-related musculoskeletal disorder according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Furthermore, 300,000 people in the UK were troubled with back pain caused by manual handling incidents!

06 April 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (540)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Giant planning board does the job!

Better than laying out plans on the floor

planning boardIf you thought that planning boards just hung above your desk or on the back of a door, then think again!

30 March 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (674)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Speeding up order picking for internet purchases

Bespoke trolleys designed for specific tasks

order picking trolleyOne of our regular pharmaceutical customers had recently launched their newest range of products online, thus allowing consumers to place orders 24/7 and all backed up with the benefit of express delivery.

16 March 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (562)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter February 2023

Be a life saver! Clocks forward or back?

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: BST, saving lives in the workplace, knowing about totes and shelving selection. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

28 February 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (404)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Workplace planning can saves lives!

Looking after your heart

BHFThe British Heart Foundation (BHF) spells out the plain facts of how important it is for us to look after the health of our hearts. However sadly, heart disease will still kill around one in four people in the UK.

22 February 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (771)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Just what are Tote Pans?

The tried and tested workplace storage system

menuThis tote has absolutely nothing to do with 'The Tote' that was founded in 1928 by Winston Churchill when the Racecourse Betting Control Board was set up.

14 February 2023/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (848)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter December 2022

Our closure dates for xmas

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: preparing warehouses for winter, material handling equipment training, locker design evolvement and xmas closure dates. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

21 December 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (797)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Materials Handling Operator Training

Reduce accidents and increase productivity

trainingMore than ever before, employers have the safety of their employees at the forefront of their businesses. Gone are the days of the most senior member of staff ‘showing the ropes’ to the latest recruits. Providing proper training for the handling and movement of goods is seen as a worthwhile investment which ensures the workforce are safer when using handling lifting equipment.

12 December 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (831)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Lockers go way beyond just storing clothes in them

The evolving designs of clothes lockers

lockerWhen we think of lockers, we tend to visualise clothes lockers as those used in schools, swimming pools, cloakrooms and changing rooms up and down the country. These basic types are usually low-cost mild steel construction with a choice of individual compartments, either single, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 doors fitted.

29 November 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (711)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter November 2022

Queueing up to beat the winter rush

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: health and working, making safe queues, preparing for winter and xmas closure dates. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

22 November 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (439)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Going to work can be good for your health

Taking advantage of your workplace

Particularly as we move into the winter months, we should consider our health and wellbeing as a means of safeguarding against many of the things that are no doubt on the way: bad weather with colder temperatures, long dark nights and of course the seemingly ever-increasing pressures of the cost-of-living crisis. Some simple adjustments can make a big difference though.

15 November 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (879)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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We know bad weather is on the way, so why not prepare early!

Winter packs can easily help to solve your problems

icy conditionsThe two things about the British weather that we all know, is that first off it is not predictable and the second is that we never seem to be prepared for it! Snow in November right through to March or beyond is a distinct possibility and yet businesses across the UK systematically fail to be ready to deal with what should be an inconvenience rather than a complete disaster. Companies would fair better by assessing the risks and then order the equipment and supplies needed in advance so they will be better prepared for what is coming!

14 November 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (467)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Form an orderly queue!

A very British pastime?

queueIs there a definitive origin for the art of queueing? The word queue comes from the 12th century Old French word 'cue' meaning tail of an animal, which originates from the Latin word 'cauda'. So when did queueing start in Britain? During the early 19th century queues had become common occurrences as masses of people had migrated from the countryside to the towns to find work during the Industrial Revolution.

01 November 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (899)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.7
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Newsletter October 2022

Finding solutions is our speciality

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: helping clients improve production rates in packaging and crowd control in a sports stadium environment. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

21 October 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (504)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Can you believe that the FIFA Football 2022 World Cup starts in just over 4 weeks?

If you thought VAR divides opinion then wait for Semi-Automated Offside Technology!

World CupThe World Cup in Qatar kicks off on Sunday November 20th and it's the first time that the tournament has been played in the mid-season winter months of the European Leagues. This has all come about to play the matches on relatively milder days of middle eastern weather as opposed to the normal scorching hot days of their summer.

12 October 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (598)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Simple time and motion study provides the answer

Bespoke packing workstations improve the speed of operations

One of our long-standing customers wanted to revamp their export department. They asked us to put forward some ideas on how they could speed up the packing and despatch process which seemed to be taking longer than was preferable. We sent along our man Jon Ball, with a stop clock, tape measure and 25 years plus of knowledge in the materials handling industry to have a look.

10 October 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Newsletter September 2022

It's all about making the right choices

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: choosing the right sack truck, making positive choices for employee happiness, fire safety at work and covid risk assessments. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

22 September 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (458)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Do you have a happy workforce?

Creating a safe, gratifying workplace

happyIt is a well known fact that unhappy employees leave companies. So what can be done to help prevent that from happening?

18 September 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2018)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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A buyer’s guide to sack trucks

Guidance to help make an informed choice

sack truckSack trucks have been around since the industrial revolution and were used to move large sacks of spices around the docks. As this was usually the job of young boys, the simple L-shaped sack truck with two wheels was invented to allow the children single handedly move goods much heavier than they could carry. That design has survived and is still in use today. There have also been further design developments resulting in numerous material handling trucks more suited to specific tasks.

07 September 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (867)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Smart thinking provides a great solution for sports stadium

Bespoke stillages are ideal for moving small row seating gates

stillageSports stadiums and event venues are big business in the UK and indeed across the world. Gone are the days of the stadium managers using manual labour to lug equipment around. Instead of which we now have fully mechanised systems in place to handle everything, even right up to hydraulically controlled roll out football pitches!

24 August 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (615)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Save lives and premises!

Fire safety advice

fireRecent events have shown how vulnerable we can be to fires when the temperature rises. Bonfires, BBQs, electrical faults or even a simply discarded cigarette stub can start what can turn out to be a catastrophe.

11 August 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (628)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter July 2022

Rubbish! Lost passport? Handle with care!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: handling delicate components, bespoke trolley for the Passport Office and the recycling of rubbish from Birmingham 2022. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

27 July 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (652)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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XXII Commonwealth Games

What a load of rubbish!

waste binWhile the stadiums, gymnasiums and sports venues are filled with 4500 athletes from 72 nations vying for medals, consider the amount of work required behind the scenes to make the Friendly Games a success for the thousands of spectators visiting the 15 venues in the West Midlands over the 12 days of sporting events.

19 July 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (692)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Ever wondered where your passport might be?

Well, our bespoke book trolleys are used to move them around at the Passport Office

It is always gratifying to hear that some of your products are being used at very important places around the country. The HM Passport Office Headquarters is at 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF, but has seven other regional offices and over 50 other interview offices dotted around the UK.

18 July 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (3212)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8
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Come on England!!!

The Women's Football Euros has kicked off

The UEFA Women's 2022 Football Euro kicked off at Old Trafford on Wednesday 6th July with an England 1 – 0 win over Austria in front of a record 70,000 ecstatic fans. Sixteen teams will be battling it out until the final is held at Wembley on Sunday 31st July.

08 July 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (473)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Superior products need to be treated as such

Handling delicate items

fibreboard trolleysWhen your customers demand the very highest quality, then you can leave absolutely nothing to chance. As you can no doubt imagine, the aircraft industry have some of the highest standards of any industry and there’s perhaps no more exacting than those in the military and executive sectors.

04 July 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (614)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter June 2022

Work or play, summer's here!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the complexity of weigh scales, finding a safe solution to unloading, Wimbledon and summer festivals. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

30 June 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (479)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Weighing up your options

The evolvement of the simple weigh scale

simple scaleThe simple scale and the ability to weigh things with it, is something most of us largely take for granted. However, you may not be fully aware just how sophisticated modern scales have become.

13 June 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (559)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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A clever design provides a simple safety solution

Preventing loading and unloading accidents

lorry stepsBased in Haverhill, Suffolk are a European company that provides top quality products for conveying varying types of sports equipment on vehicles, camping vehicle accessories, backpacks and luggage plus all types of strollers and bike trailers to enable family holidays and days out.

06 June 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (580)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Newsletter May 2022

Ladder wars | Parking wars | It's a cover up!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the pros and cons of safety steps and step ladders, preventing unwanted parking at your premises and a brief history of our catalogue covers. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

25 May 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (603)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Mobile safety steps versus stepladders

A buyer’s guide

safety stepsWorking at height with mobile safety steps, podium steps or step ladders requires a good level of assessment of the risks involved. When it comes to choosing the correct product, several factors need to be assessed first.

19 May 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1324)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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My parking space has been nicked - again!

Stop selfish parking on private land

postsThere are many things in life that are both annoying and frustrating and perhaps one of the most common are those issues that arise from parking. It appears that while there’s an ever increasing number of vehicles, there’s an ever decreasing number of parking places available in which to put them.

16 May 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (677)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter April 2022

Memories, the Jones' and XXII

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: Effective labelling systems, the new products collective and the XXII Games. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

30 April 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (628)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Are you looking for great new products for your warehouse, factory or site premises?

The dedicated section on our website is the place to find them

menuThere are 113 new products that have been launched onto the market this month. We have a section on our website where all these products are showcased.

25 April 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (572)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Don’t rely on memory to locate stored goods

Using an efficient labelling system can improve productivity

shelf labelWhen Clarity Pharma opened their new centre in 2018, they quickly identified the need for a new labelling system. By positioning the labels on the racking beams, it meant that identifying pallets within their warehouse became an easy task.

21 April 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (930)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Newsletter March 2022

High flying adventure | Off-roading | It's on its way

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: Moving supplies off-road, get ready for our new catalogue and servicing a zip wire ride. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

31 March 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (642)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Safety is paramount, especially where adventure is concerned!

Servicing zip wire scissor lifts

zip wireEngland’s longest zip line runs for 720m and is based at Bluewater Shopping and Leisure Centre in Kent. Safety is of prime importance on this 60mph high rise adrenalin thrill activity!

24 March 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (731)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Don’t struggle to move materials on building sites

All terrain pallet trucks save the day!

mesh lockersAs everyone knows, pallet trucks are used to move pallets around warehouses, loading bays and factories all over the world. As building construction projects have seen an increase in activity since the relaxing of pandemic restrictions during late 2021, full steam ahead seems to be the mantra for many large projects around the UK.

21 March 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1077)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter February 2022

Death, waste and theft! What's new?

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: H&S best practises, quick find new products, reducing theft and our digital catalogue. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

28 February 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (589)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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A matter of life and death!

Health and safety in the workplace

HSEBusiness owners generally know that they have an obvious responsibility to ensure health and safety in the workplace and to keep their employees wellbeing at the forefront of any decision making. But do they know how to implement best practises and put processes in place for continued safety?

21 February 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (672)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Stop losing expensive equipment to theft with simple onsite improvements

Security investment saves money and long term hassle!

mesh lockersA water company in the south of England has been having some security issues for several years which has resulted in the theft of expensive plant and equipment. Apparently this problem is a reasonably common issue faced by big land owning companies, who find it difficult to secure their equipment when stored on large sites covering sizeable areas.

10 February 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (784)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter January 2022

Takeaways and festivals - we love 'em!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: the latest trend in messaging boards, safety screens may be the new norm, picking trolleys evolve and the 2022 summer of love. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

31 January 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (660)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Have we learnt a trick about preventing respiratory diseases in the workplace?

Sneeze screens and cough guards could be here to stay

coughingAs someone who has spent virtually their whole working life in offices, I am starting to remember that the winter months were always a 'growing season' for colds and flu. For so many years it was just a given that when a colleague sneezed or coughed, then the whole office went down with the same thing! Also, in the summer months when unfortunate workers were suffering from hay fever and asthma, this could be a facilitator for the spread of other respiratory diseases not associated with their particular suffering.

21 January 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2350)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Bespoke-content information boards

Onsite boards that get the message across

picking trolleyInformation and notice boards have seemingly been around forever but we are now finding that companies are using them in a far more interactive way. Businesses want to engage in detail with customers, visitors and employees, about how their company operates, what it's core values are plus clearly present product info.

18 January 2022/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (823)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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The evolution of bespoke picking trolleys

Always striving to improve our products

picking trolleyIt is not unusual for a company with specific needs to find themselves looking for a bespoke solution when ordering equipment. Off-the-shelf products in ready supply may have once satisfied work tasks but the more specialist an undertaking becomes, often the more bespoke the requirement demands.

29 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (841)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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Newsletter November 2021

Don't let the winter catch you out ❄

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: don't let the winter weather beat you, electric platform trucks, a simple storage solution and our quality assurance. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

16 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2734)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Businesses invest in sensible storage lockers

I remember these from school days!

mesh lockersI have a vague recollection of turning up at school with my plimsols, running shorts and my oh so bright and tight obligatory sports shirt. I remember where we stored them all whilst we were having lessons, only to have to swap them over with our school uniforms when Mr. Skinner insisted we jog miles around the school playing grounds during PE. Yes, we stored them in the wire mesh lockers next to the absolutely freezing cold changing rooms!

09 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (761)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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We know bad weather is on the way, so why not prepare early!

Winter packs can help solve your problems

icy conditionsThe two things about the British weather that we all know, is that first off it is not predictable and the second is that we never seem to be prepared for it! Snow in November right through to March or beyond is a distinct possibility and yet businesses across the UK systematically fail to be ready to deal with what should be an inconvenience rather than a complete disaster. Companies would fair better by assessing the risks and then order the equipment and supplies needed in advance so they will be better prepared for what is coming!

01 November 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (721)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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Newsletter October 2021

Planning ahead, beer and golf!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: creating a home for supervisors, planning ahead to beat materials shortages, bringing back imperial measurements and sponsoring local sport. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

12 October 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (824)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Where’s a supervisor when you need one?

Creating bespoke supervisor desks

deskOne of our regular customers recently conducted a survey poll of their own staff and found out that their workforce reported a difficulty in contacting the company’s supervisors throughout their national depots. It was felt that supervisors were not visible enough and often seemed to have no designated point of contact.

30 September 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1325)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Newsletter September 2021

Overwhelmed with orders during virus outbreak, it's never too early to get ready for winter and when off-the-shelf won't do

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: Setting sail | Sport sponsorship | Steel shortages. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

14 September 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (741)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8
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Mobile whiteboards can be designed with bespoke printed graphics

Plan a KPI performance to suit your tasks

whiteboardWhiteboards provide a highly visual method of detailing information. Offices have been using them for years to help plan and record all manner of business activity and scheduled tasks. Whiteboards are often referred to as notice boards, planning boards or schedulers and they come in a large variety of standard designs and sizes.

19 August 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1055)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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When you wish upon a star!

Helping the Disney Magic cruise ship get under way

cruise linerThe Disney Magic cruise ship has been anchored in the UK since May 2020 because of the Covid 19 pandemic. It is the first vessel of a fleet of four, operated by Disney Cruise Line. The owners had confirmed that the ship will be used for UK only sailings during the 2021 summer period. This meant that the boatyard needed to ready her for her voyage from Liverpool.

05 August 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1062)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4
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Newsletter July 2021

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: locker choices, everyone getting back to work, supplying a 'fast' expanding sector and making the best of a shutdown. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

27 July 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (740)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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Buyers guide for choosing clothes lockers

Spend your money wisely!

clothes lockersWhen you start to look at the huge variety of clothes lockers that are available today, it can seem a little daunting finding out which one suits your needs best. Aren’t they basically all the same? A locker is just a locker, isn’t it?

The answer to both of those questions is ‘no’ of course! Buying clothes lockers is easy but buying the best type of locker can be anything but and far too many companies have in the past made poor choices and ended up paying dearly for a rash purchase.

05 July 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (892)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7
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Newsletter June 2021

Turning ordinary into extraordinary!

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A monthly newsletter from Action Handling. This month we cover: turning ordinary racking into secure storage, warning about Covid-19 complacency, using project managers and how to find all our new products in one convenient place. Sign-up on our home page to receive it straight to your in box.

28 June 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (849)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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How to improve racking by turning it into safe storage

Stopping valuable goods from being vulnerable to pilfering

mesh guardAbellio Bus are part of the Abellio Group who run bus services across London on behalf of Transport for London. Recent developments have seen the introduction of their new electric bus fleet with the Caetano e.City Gold Bus operating on certain routes. The company recognised that they needed some steel shelving to store replacement components for their maintenance teams who work at various depots around South London. Their engineers need easy access to replacement batteries for the electric buses along with general replacement parts for the essential maintenance and repair of those buses as and when required.

18 June 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1139)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6
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