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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Site safety made easy with the contractor's stand

How to deal with fires and accidents in the work environment

emergency standThe Great Fire of London scarred the landscape of our wonderful capital city way back in 1666 and ever since the UK has been respectful of the damage and devastation that fires can cause to both businesses and homes. Ensuring that safety measures are in place is paramount, especially where construction work or manually intensive labour is used.

08 April 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1212)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

Helping everyone's workplace to be Covid secure

Creating safe working conditions

screensWhen the Government announced the easing of lockdown restrictions in December, Action Handling were already busily working behind the scenes with a major UK parcel distributor. Our task was to supply acrylic barrier screens to ensure their office staff could return to work safely and in full accordance with all guidelines.

24 February 2021/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1710)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

Top of the class at Cambridge University

Bespoke equipment covers graduate with honours

truck coverTrinity College Cambridge was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 when he combined existing colleges and seven hostels to form what has now become this world famous British educational institution. It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to be able to visit this majestic place back in early September of this year.

15 December 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1063)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

It’s never too early to get ready for winter

Supplying our larger customers with the necessities

conveyorWith the UK clocks going back recently, the dark evenings and cold mornings give fair warning that winter is well and truly on the way. It makes great sense to prepare now, well in advance for the frost and snow conditions that will inevitably follow over the coming months.

16 November 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1303)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Relocating an entire warehouse - a daunting proposition?

Been there, done it, got the t shirt!

rackingWhen relocating to new premises, the thought of moving large pallet racking or shelving systems could be a daunting task. Not least the actual dismantling and re-erecting on site but the multitude of other considerations that have to be taken into account, like what to do with the stored stock and how to achieve the safe transit of goods and equipment? Our 50 years of experience came in very handy when we were asked to help with this project.

07 October 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (841)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Installing shelving in very difficult places

Working with limited space and in listed buildings

workbenchWhen approached by a national water authority to quote for an unusual job, we found it beneficial to attend the site to assess the risks and to discuss with on the ground operatives about their expectations surrounding the requirement. This particular job spanned separate sites and several different areas within each site.

22 June 2020/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (835)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

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 (1056)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

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 (2907)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Forward thinking logistics company

Already prepared for the winter white stuff

grit packIn the week that the clocks went back, a logistics giant and Action Handling were making plans to despatch winter packs directly to 22 distribution centres across the UK.

30 November 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1377)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4

Avoiding squashed tomatoes

Creating a safe work environment

access platformWhilst farmers are well adept at growing, picking, processing and packing their fruit and vegetables, ready for delivery, when it comes to making a work site safe, they need assistance. Action Handling have lots of experience with this industry and we were glad to be able to help a Kent based grower.

25 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2440)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Keeping things rolling at assembly plant

"We are so pleased we picked Action handling"

JCBAs we celebrate the England football team reaching the knockout stages of the world cup in Russia, we realise it’s a combination of planning, hard work and teamwork that gets results. It’s the same principle we used at our latest project for the iconic JCB, equipment suppliers for construction, agriculture, waste handling and demolition equipment. They produce over 300 types of machines, including diggers, excavators, tractors and diesel engines. JCB have 22 factories across Asia, Europe, North America and South America; with products sold in over 150 countries.

02 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1357)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.9

New Office Complex for Nationwide Carpet Retailer

Adding another string to our bow

building projectWe were recently invited to offer a proposal for a building project in Harlow, Essex, by a long-standing customer that was experiencing difficulty in finding a professional and reliable building contractor to undertake the work. Although we have always been materials handling equipment specialists, we knew, having worked closely with the Building Industry for many years, that we would have enough knowledge and contacts within our network to provide a suitable and satisfactory completion of works.

13 December 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Mesh partition cages and steel shelving installation

Inefficient goods areas have enormous storage potential

park operative's storageAction Handling was recently invited to offer a proposal against a tender opportunity for one of the London Borough Councils. The opportunity was to improve the storage possibilities of the stores areas within local parks.

04 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1515)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Safety bollards

Protect staff and premises

safety bollardI can still recall the words spoken to me by my driving instructor on my very first driving lesson 26 years ago. “A car in the right hands is a means to get from one place to another, but used incorrectly it becomes a deadly weapon”. He was right, thinking about it logically, if you look how much mass a vehicle has and its ability to accelerate and travel at high speeds, the consequences of even the smallest error can be disastrous, even at very low speed, the damaged caused by impact can be very costly, as I will be indicating in this case study.

23 May 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1832)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

Loading bay canopies

Keeping the weather at bay

loading bay canopiesDuring a large transformation project of their Loughton manufacturing site, the UK and Europe’s leading supplier of mailing equipment contracted Action Handling Equipment Ltd to offer their expert advice and to provide a solution for their warehouse.

20 May 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1918)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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