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A buyer's guide to electric platform trucks

Why you should consider getting one

electric trolleyThe electric platform truck can save operator fatigue, increase speed and efficiency whilst maximising the time taken to complete picking, packing and despatch tasks.

07 February 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (48)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Play your cards right in 2019

Planning boards can help you prepare

grit packA new year quite often brings with it, new intentions, both personal ones and business objectives. With all the unknowns surrounding 'Brexit' and its possible impact on UK companies, now is the time to examine your business and get prepared for a new era of trading.

08 January 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (175)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

We just love to moan about it … the British weather!

But it's time for businesses' to develop strategic planning for it

too hot to workWere you prepared when the temperatures soared? Why is it that UK companies never quite seem to get ahead with extreme weather planning? In the latest heat wave, suppliers across the country ran out of fans, air conditioning units, water coolers and even cold drink machines. To avoid this happening again, Action Handling advise their clients to put in place a strategic plan to cover all the seasons and all the possible extreme weather problems that can happen.

22 August 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (363)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6

Bicycle racks

Ditch the lycra

On my travels around the country visiting industrial estates and business parks (I know living the dream!) one thing has started to stand out, the increase of cycle racks and bicycle shelters outside offices, factories and production plants. I guess with parking at an all-time premium and a strive for a healthier life-style and bosses being more open to funding for such items these days I suppose it makes sense that as a nation we look at alternatives to the car and public transport.

 

05 August 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (821)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

Key points

For choosing key cabinets

 

Key CabinetMany facility management companies are finding that key storage on industrial sites is becoming a major security issue. Whether it be manufacturing plants, construction sites, office blocks or even for the more public of places like schools, sporting venues, community halls, shopping centres, hospitals and hotels……..key security must be taken as a strategically planned and risk assessed procedure. Appropriate key and padlock storage systems are used to ensure you never lose keys again and also to enable managers access to control keys on site by the use of key security cabinets. An index system within the units supplied will mean that any site manager or authorised personnel will be able to collect the correct keys every time as they are numbered and colour matched for fast identification.

 

05 April 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (968)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Racking up

With the Action Handling panel rack

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

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

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

10 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (928)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Keeping things organised

An organised storeroom is a productive storeroom

Keeping things organisedWe all know that it doesn’t take much for an organised and tidy stockroom to quickly become a mess. When things get busy, it’s sometimes easier to cut corners and go back later – however, leaving stock, empty cardboard boxes, packaging and numerous other items lying around can seriously impact on the efficiency and safety of your storage area. If this is happening on a regular basis, perhaps it’s time to assess your current storage requirements and make any necessary changes to improve your business.

07 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (966)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Card planning systems

Keeping everything organised in one place

 

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

 

11 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1022)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The humble whiteboard

Where did it come from?

The humble whiteboardMy daughter came home from school the other day looking a bit put out.

     "What’s wrong?" I asked.

     "Oh, the whiteboard didn’t work so we had to do something else today" she huffed, before going off to do one of the myriad things she does after school. She was referring to the digital whiteboard used in most classrooms, where interactive videos, lessons and images all enhance the learning experience, a far cry from the dusty chalkboards of my youth. Digital displays and presentations are also the norm in businesses today, and have been for some time. PowerPoint is an old stalwart of the scene, while multimedia presentations incorporating web graphics and YouTube clips push boundaries and delight the audience. But my daughter’s comment made me consider how dependent we’ve become on the digital version and that, when the power goes out or the system malfunctions, a good old-fashioned whiteboard will never let you down.

24 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (949)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Taking things to the next level

Mezzanine flooring

Mazzanine flooring imageThe word mezzanine started life as a Latin word, medianus, meaning middle or central. It then changed to the Italian mezzano, before the French transformed it once more to mezzanine, the word we know today (hey thanks, Wikipedia!). It describes an intermediate floor between floors overlooking the level below, and can take a variety of forms.

06 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (712)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

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Our sales team are always available to give great advice on products, legislation and site surveys. Often we find that our customers prefer to discuss large projects or bespoke manufactured requirements on their own site rather than discussing important details just on the end of a telephone.

19 November 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (8196)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2
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