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How to choose the correct pallet racking system

pallet rackingChoosing pallet racking for your business can be a very tricky exercise. There are so many options, styles, sizes and basic considerations that you need to factor into making the correct choice. Most decisions on whether to use pallet racking are based on either the need to use a more economic method of storing pallets at your facility, the need to improve the speed of delivery of pallets to customers or the improved use of the pallet contents within your own business..

11 April 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (78)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Better to be safe than sorry when handling gas cylinders

Helpful advice for moving and storing dangerous cylinders

gas cylinder handlingBefore buying cylinder handling and storage equipment it is important to understand and assess how different types of cylinders need to be handled and also to establish the actual requirements of individual gases by identifying them in the first place.

01 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (346)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Industrial shelving

Choosing the right type for your needs


shelves for storageThere is an extremely wide selection of office and industrial shelving that contains designs to suit all environments. Whether you are outfitting a home-office, storeroom, warehouse or industrial plant, units nowadays are quoted as being fast delivery items and very easy to install. 

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (562)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Steel handling racks

For safe storage solutions

strong shelvingWe'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.

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (463)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Organisation

The key to success

Longspan shelvingBusiness coaches, entrepreneurs and lifestyle gurus all tout the benefits of organisation when it comes to doing business effectively and achieving your goals. Increased productivity, employee well being and a sense of being able to get things done can all be achieved simply by making sure your workplace is well organised - surprising, isn't it?

11 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (495)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Drum Beat

Storage drum uses

drum lifting equipmentSteel drum barrels have been in use for many years to store and transport various items. They've also been used in less orthodox circumstances, such as musical instruments native to Trinidad and Tobago, urban bonfire pits and even by several daredevils who decided to tackle Niagara Falls inside steel drums of varying shapes and sizes. One bright spark even enclosed his drum in inner tubes (amazingly, he survived).

11 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (510)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Archive storage

Never lose paperwork again!


archive storageWhether in the home or at the office, storage space is always at a premium. Even in this digital age, a mountain of paperwork can still develop very quickly, much of which you’ll want to keep and some, such as company accounts you must keep by law. How long you retain your books and records for, varies depending on exactly what they are and what type of business you run.

22 February 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (768)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6

Pallet collars

Store more items on your pallets

Pallet Collars are a very simple product that has been designed to increase the storage area of items on a pallet. Traditional pallets are flat and that often restricts the amount of goods that can be loaded onto them. Pallet collars build up four retaining sides around the pallet, therefore providing an increased loading possibility

29 February 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1290)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1049)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1809)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1157)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (999)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Connect2 instructions

Easy Shelving/Racking Assembly

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

13 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (878)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (945)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (824)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (920)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (968)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1015)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1902)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (990)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Efficient storage solutions

Maximize file storage with our boltless shelving system

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

07 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (958)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Stacking up the benefits

Getting the most out of your available warehouse space

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

02 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1095)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Everything in it's place ...

... and a place for everything

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

25 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (932)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Think vertically

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

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

 

21 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1057)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Prime positioning

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

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

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

Top shelf advice

Shelving and racking options

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

18 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Think big!

With bulk storage

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

17 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1127)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Click together shelving

The easy storage solution

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

16 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1118)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

When you need space

Walk-in storage units may be the answer

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

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

03 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (844)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Steel handling racks

For safe storage solutions

Steel bar storage racksWe’ve written previously about workplace storage, and how an efficient, well-organised system can boost productivity as well as improve your work environment. Now let’s delve a little deeper. Providing correct storage for each item is part of safe materials handling, which is where our range of steel handling racks come into play.

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

Buying the right shelving

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

14 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1048)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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