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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 (103)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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

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 (99)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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

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 (142)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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

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 (157)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.6

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 (170)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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

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 (179)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

One wrong decision can be costly!

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 (170)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Staff and student lockers

As Christmas approaches, is there enough room at the inn?

yellow plastic lockers

With Christmas almost upon us, is your business looking to increase its workforce by taking on extra temporary staff to help with the rush? Take a step back and look around your staff facilities; will the sudden increase of numbers put a greater strain on your existing cloakroom or staffroom? Will it become more challenging and difficult for everyone to find their belongings?
30 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (529)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Reel lifters

The benefits of owning one and what you need to consider before purchase

light duty stackerWhilst every company is unique in its own way, the work problems it can encounter on a daily basis are often shared throughout industry. Action Handling has a 48 year trading history, during which it has accrued a fountain of knowledge, so when it comes to finding solutions for work problems, we can often pull on previous projects completed for other customers with similar hurdles to jump.

19 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (661)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Nature's litter and how to deal with it

Who'd have thought that leaves on the line was a plausible excuse!

autumn leavesStunning colours! But if you have company premises, then falling leaves can be a big problem to handle. There's no escaping them, even at home the decaying foliage becomes an unwanted headache to have to deal with.

01 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (388)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.2

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 (601)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Avoid unnecessary equipment failures and stay on the right side of the law

Protecting your investment

Equipment contractsSometimes we are just all so busy that we overlook the simple things in business. Maintenance and servicing of equipment is an area that is often overlooked, yet with a little help from your friends at Action Handling Equipment this can be a scheduled event that you do not have to worry about.

14 September 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (375)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

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 (598)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6

How your fork lift truck can help with maintenance and repairs

A money saving tip!

access platformTraditionally we always associate that the work of a fork lift truck or stacker truck is confined to lifting palletised loads on and off from delivery vehicles on to pallet racking or direct to the shop floor. Whilst it is true that this is their primary function, we at Action Handling Equipment encourage customers to view their lifting trucks as a much more versatile tool than just that.

18 July 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (490)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

How industrial premises can play their part in lowering carbon emissions in 2018 and beyond

Doing your bit for a cleaner planet

environment protectionThrough the Climate Change Act, the UK government has committed to reducing emissions by 80% of the levels they were in 1990, by the year 2050. In order for this target to be achieved, businesses and industry are being encouraged to replace high-carbon investments with greener alternatives when the opportunity arises. We have compiled some ways in which some factories, warehouses and other industrial workplaces can make positive and greener changes, which not only help with lowering carbon emissions but also help save money long-term.

07 March 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (589)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Action Handling’s top tips on preparing your warehouse for winter

... make a plan of action and execute it!


reduced temperatures at workWe all know that there is more to dealing with inclement weather at work than just whacking the heating on; but did you know that, according to the HSE, occurrences of accidents at work statistically increase in the colder months.

23 November 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (880)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Five common workplace injuries

... and how to avoid them


work injuriesFigures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that an estimated 4.5 million working days were lost in the UK in 2015/16 due to self-reported workplace injuries. Whilst the general trend is that the number of reported injuries occurring at work is reducing over time, the HSE also note that due to the widespread underreporting of incidents, those figures are likely to be considerably higher in reality.

18 October 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1101)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.1

Keeping an organised storeroom

Help increase productivity


tidy storageWe 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.

14 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (552)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

The great industrial cross-over

Industrial chic in the office


industrial lookStandard office furniture is designed to complement modern office spaces, all clean lines and smooth finishes, easy to clean and maintain. However, have you considered thinking outside the square and bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space?

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (544)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Creating a productive workplace

Keeping it tidy


organised storageWhen running a business, productivity is a key part of management, with teams always looking for ways to improve. However, recent studies have shown that an organised workplace can assist productivity – and when you think about it, it makes sense.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (522)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Personal safety and responsibility

Taking charge


safety equipmentWe've written a few posts discussing employer obligations when it comes to providing a safe workplace for employees. Sufficient training and supervision, equipment suited to the task at hand and implementation of procedures are all part of the process. In the end, however, it comes down to the individual employee to work responsibly, employ correct equipment and act in a safe manner at work.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (558)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

An organised workspace

Keeping employees happy


workplace storageWe’ve written previously about the positive effects of having an organised workplace and how effective storage can contribute to productivity. Employee well-being is becoming more of a focus for many companies, with fluid employment markets and increased opportunities meaning businesses need to do more to attract and retain the best employees for the job.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (547)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

The benefits of investing in equipment

Trucks and trolleys


hire or buyAs your business grows, chances are your equipment requirements will grow with it, requiring investment in larger items to meet your needs. Sometimes it can seem easier to hire equipment in the short term, but it may be better in the long term, to invest in your ongoing growth by purchasing rather than hiring.

13 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (599)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Today's office space

Keeping employees happy


office chairOffice space has changed a great deal over the past few decades. Gone are the rows of carbon-copy desks and enclosed offices for a chosen few – now open plan layouts, fresh air, central meeting spaces and clean design are the hallmarks of a modern office. Studies conducted over the past few years have found that environment can play a big part in employee satisfaction and well being, leading to improved productivity.

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (617)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0

Think before you buy

Consider the environment


green goodsEco-friendly, sustainable, recycled - none of these are new terms in the modern business world. For many years now, companies have been looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint, use resources to their best advantage and recycle whenever possible. It makes good sense for the planet and also financially, with savings to be found in streamlining practices, utilities and materials so we only use what we need.

12 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (618)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Access safety platforms

How many staff does it take to change a light bulb?

working at height

It might be a common theme for jokes, but really, how many workers does it take to change a light bulb? Let’s make no mistake about it, having substandard lighting in your factory or warehouse is a potential danger for your employees.

29 March 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (806)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.4

Increase speed and efficiency in your warehouse

The man hours lost in your warehouse can seriously jeopardise the effectiveness of your business as a whole.

warehouse boxesThe man hours lost in your warehouse can seriously jeopardise the effectiveness of your business as a whole. A goods inwards delay can prevent the timely manufacture or assembly of finished products and similarly delays in the picking and despatch of those products will mean that your customers will not receive goods on time. What can be a generally accepted first class product can be completely let down by poor warehouse planning.

22 February 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (2000)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Keep outdoor spaces clear of cigarette butts

Littering is a growing problem and cigarette butts a major contributor - we need to provide bins and help stamp it out.

cigarette buttsFew things look more unsightly around your workplace than discarded cigarette butts, yet it’s estimated that 79% of all public places in the UK are blighted by them. Since the smoking ban which prohibits smoking inside any public space came into force in 2007, littering is a problem which seems to have escalated.

22 February 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (795)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8

Winter weather

The guessing game

weather forecastWinter can be a testing time for any business. Freezing temperatures, high winds, snow and ice can all conspire to make things a little more difficult than they might otherwise be. Obviously, the weather in the UK is somewhat fickle, making it very hard to predict what may or may not happen next month, next week or even tomorrow, which means forethought and preparation are key in keeping things running smoothly.

17 December 2016/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (1048)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Can you over-protect your goods in transit?

Stretch film and why you need it!

There is nothing more annoying for your customers than deliveries arriving damaged. Every consignment that they have to return costs them both time and money, which means that ultimately, their damaged deliveries will damage your business.

04 November 2016/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (995)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Wheelie bins

Kings of the recycling world

coloured wheelie bins Almost one tonne per household which is pretty much a Nissan micra each per home, that’s without taking into account large events which we attend and produce a mountain of waste such as sporting events, pop concerts and industry waste, no wonder the wheelie bin is very much an everyday essential especially as our  household waste increases by 3% per year, so on that ratio our waste at home in 17 years will be two Nissan micra's.  

12 July 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1350)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6

Access towers

Give you safe and easy access

An Access TowerIf you are using any item of work at height equipment within the workplace including a scaffold access tower, either as an employee or self-employed person, the work at height regulations will apply to you

29 June 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1194)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Adhesive tapes

Quality tapes, so less waste!


coloured adhesive tapeWhen I mention adhesive tapes, straight away you are probably thinking sellotape! The fun you had in your childhood making space stations or princess castles out of mum’s old Rice Crispies cereal boxes, Fairy washing up liquid bottles and empty toilet paper rolls. Sticking them all together with an endless amount of tape to create what you see in your mind as a pure masterpiece. You would feel that you had constructed something far greater than the pyramids.

23 June 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1135)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

Anti-fatigue mats

Standing for lengthy periods causes general fatigue plus health problems

Anti Fatigue MatsAnti-fatigue mats are predominantly used in industrial and commercial working environments to provide worker comfort. Standing for lengthy periods of time during your work shift on hard and sometimes cold floors causes general fatigue plus health problems such as poor blood circulation, aches in joints, and pains in feet, hips and back. Standing for long periods is also bad for health because of the strain on the lower limbs. The problems caused with feet can include corns, bunions, flat feet and heel spurs. Medical professionals also link standing for long periods day in day out to varicose veins. These causes to health problems can be easily reduced by providing a comfortable working environment, and anti-fatigue mats also reduce slips, trips and falls. As we know slips, trips and falls mean a decrease in staff productivity, absenteeism and ultimately can cost employers millions of pounds each year.  

23 May 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1303)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.8

Why use a bendy conveyor?

Flexible expanding gravity conveyors

  

Conveyors for awkward spaces There are many trade names covering this product but at the end of the day it is a conveyor that can be bent around corners or obstacles, it is flexible throughout its length, it can expand in length to suit an application plus you have the option of having the conveyor fitted with either rollers or skatewheels. Sound confusing….well it is not really, it`s just a matter of choices that best suit a situation.  

09 May 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1366)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Cleaning up

cleaning up

We often cite Health and Safety requirements in our blog posts – after, all, they are an integral part of doing business in the UK. The information we cite is for general purposes only – each business should have their own policy in place and all staff should be aware of what it is. However, there are several basic rules that can apply to most companies, such as:

  • Proper staff training
  • Using the correct equipment for the job
  • Keeping equipment maintained and up to date with regular safety checks
  • Providing a clean work environment

 

26 November 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1241)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Service And Protect

The Benefits of Regular Equipment Maintenance

service and protectWhen you invest in equipment for your business, you naturally want to receive value for money. Negotiating purchases and procuring the right tools for the job are part of running your business effectively, as is protecting your assets once they are yours.

 
26 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1031)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

A Winning Choice

Storage solutions for a sporting goods retailer

A winning ChoiceHigh-street retailers generally offer a wide range of quantities and sizes of goods, which can lead to storage issues. Coping with ever-changing stock and seasonal variations can turn a carefully designed stockroom into a difficult to use and highly inefficient area.

 
20 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (927)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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 (1107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Archive Shelving

Creating a shelving system for a top tier investment bank in London

Archive ShelvingWhen a high-profile London based investment bank needed to store a vast amount of company records at one of their sites, they contacted Action Handling with a request to assess their requirements and provide a solution. We sent one of our experienced sales representatives to visit the premises where they measured the allocated room, formulated a shelving design layout to best utilise the space and offered a quotation accordingly. The shelving system selected was the Connect 2 system, which offers both a very quick installation and lead-time from the manufacturing process. In addition, the fact that the system could be easily reconfigured to suit the space was another deciding factor.

14 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1041)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

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 (1032)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Hygienic shelving

Cleaning as part of equipment maintenance

Cleaning as part of maintenanceTake a look around your business premises. Really take a good hard look. How do your shelves look? Are they clean and tidy, or have they amassed dirt, dust and debris from use over time?

01 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1136)/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 (1191)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Safe and secure

Keeping items or employees safe and secure

Safe and SecureSteel security cages can range in size from full sized room down to small boxes, but they all have the same function – keeping items or employees safe and secure.

01 September 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1149)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The importance of effective access equipment

If shortcuts are taken (intentionally or not) and accidents occur as a result, the consequences can be dire


The importance of access equipmentComplying with Health & Safety regulations and keeping your employees safe is one of the top priorities for any business. If shortcuts are taken (intentionally or not) and accidents occur as a result, the consequences can be dire. In a worst-case scenario, people are badly injured or even lose their lives, leading to serious legal repercussions for the employers and business

11 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1241)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Make a good impression

You rarely get a second chance

When setting up your business, it’s important to take the time to ensure you have the most effective fit out for your industry. Interiors that are designed to flow, the work process mapped out from start to finish. Offices layouts need to be created, décor selected, furniture, equipment and shelving purchased and delivered before being set up on site. Getting your interior flow right is key to effective delivery of services.

10 August 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1003)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

E-Commerce

Keeping Up With Increased Demand

shopping trolley and mouseFrom 2013 to 2014 e-commerce sales increased by 20%, and the pattern looks set to continue in 2015, with changes to e-commerce and consumer ordering being cited as one of the leading industry trends this year. Demand is becoming more varied, with consumers ordering smaller item-specific purchases within a tighter delivery timeframe, as most e-businesses now offer delivery in less than 24 hours. Such specialised ordering means that suppliers now have to provide individual deliveries more quickly than ever before, so having your supply system as streamlined as possible is an essential part of staying competitive within a rapidly growing and changing industry.

08 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1788)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Hot desking

Making the most of your work areas

image depicting hot deskingSpace is often at a premium in modern offices, as rents and property prices rise and inner city units come at a premium. Hot desking allows for more employees than desks, with workspace usage being staggered over the day as people come in and out of the office.

22 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1618)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Safe and sound

Staff secure storage


Man putting belongings in lockerWe’ve written before about the importance of keeping your site and workplace secure through tool and materials storage plus the implementation of security measures, both in and out doors. This week, as a follow on to our last post about staff amenities, we’re going to explore the world of staff secure storage, something even more relevant in these days of job shares, hot desking and open plan offices.

12 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1045)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Sitting pretty

Providing staff amenities such as communal seating areas, outdoor spaces and eating facilities can often be dictated by the type of business you operate and the space available.

People sitting at a canteen tableTrue story: my mother worked for many years at a department store in Vancouver, which also happened to be the location for the Christmas movie, Elf. It wasn’t the first film to be shot there – Vancouver is known as ‘Hollywood North’ and its skyline appears in many major films – but she remembered it as an interesting experience, as well as for the fact that it paid for new furniture for the staff room, including leather couches.

 

08 June 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (955)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Reduce, re-use, recycle

Using resources to their best advantage and recycling whenever possible


Reduce Reuse Recyle imageEco-friendly, sustainable, recycled – none of these are new terms in the modern business world. For many years now, companies have been looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint, use resources to their best advantage and recycle whenever possible.

22 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1222)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.8

The great industrial cross-over

Bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space

 

Watts warehouseStandard office furniture is designed to complement modern office spaces, all clean lines and smooth finishes, easy to clean and maintain. However, have you considered thinking outside the square and bringing a touch of industrial interior design into your commercial business space?

 

Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

13 May 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (941)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Moving your home or business

Top tips from Action Handling

Moving home or officeMoving, whether it’s your home or your business, is a prospect that strikes fear into the hearts of most of us. Relocating a business from one office or warehouse to another is an operation that requires a great deal of organisation and forward planning, as well as co-operation by all involved to ensure the day runs smoothly. But don’t despair! We’ve rounded up a few tips to (hopefully) make the experience a more streamlined one.

07 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1158)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Safeguarding your assets

What assets have you got to protect - and how will you protect them?

Safeguarding your assetsWe recently posted about the importance of safely storing hazardous materials to protect your most important asset, your employees. However, if you’re running a business with its own office or warehouse, you also have other assets worth protecting. Tools, computer equipment, warehouse contents, employee or workplace vehicles and sensitive documents are just some of the items that can be found at most businesses, not to mention the premises themselves.

18 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1044)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

The Modern Office

Office space has changed a great deal over the past few decades.

The modern officeGone are the rows of carbon-copy desks and enclosed offices for a chosen few – now open plan layouts, fresh air, central meeting spaces and clean design are the hallmarks of a modern office. Studies conducted over the past few years have found that environment can play a big part in employee satisfaction and well being, leading to improved productivity.

 

04 March 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (951)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

To serve and maintain

To serve and maintainWhen it comes to big-ticket items, it can sometimes feel as though hiring equipment is a more cost effective solution than purchasing your own. However, at Action Handling we believe that investing in your business equipment comes with a whole range of benefits.

05 February 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (998)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Organise your way to success

Nicely Organised ShelvesThe start of a New Year is a good time to assess your workspace for opportunities to make positive change. Organisation of supplies, staffrooms and office space is an area where even small changes can make a big difference, so take a moment to look at your business and see where there might be room to improve.

23 January 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1463)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Making the most of your shutdown period

Use this time to comply with Health & Safety guidelines and fit safety treads and matting to help minimise accidents in the workplace and create a comfortable work environment. 

06 October 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1297)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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