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Don’t Lose Another Working Day! Implement These Safety Procedures

In Handling & Equipment, Storage & Warehousing by ThomasLeave a Comment

From 2016 to 2017, 31.2 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illness or injury. Fortunately, there are several changes you can make to significantly reduce this number in your business. The most successful companies always have a robust health and safety system. Read on to find out how you can lead the industry with safety …

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Should You Buy or Lease an Industrial Tent?

In Storage & Warehousing by AlexLeave a Comment

Industrial tents are a great solution when you need extra floor space, either permanently or on a seasonal basis. The question however is – would leasing it be enough or should you make an outright purchase? This short guide covers the aspects worth looking into if you’re intending to get an industrial tent. Why not just get a permanent solution? Clearly, …

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The Darker Side of Mezzanine Floors

In Storage & Warehousing by DariaLeave a Comment

Mezzanine floors are a popular occurrence in the industry but they are much more than a way to increase floor space. Some of the earliest uses go back to French architecture, for instance, Palace of Versailles. Intermediate floors first became popular in France and were later adopted all across Europe. Considering them for industrial uses however brings up extra safety …

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4 Classic Work Blunders for Storage and Handling Systems

In Handling & Equipment, Storage & Warehousing by DariaLeave a Comment

This month we are looking into storage and handling systems and how they work well together. Apart from the obvious throw away HSE issues starting with the steps on the railings, cluttered aisles and lack of high level conveyor guarding, there is scope for better picking systems that could transform any business struggling with the issues we all face in this new …

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6 Best Design Tips for Industrial Buildings

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It is a frequent occasion in the industry to overpay for industrial building, tents or canopies. Each purpose and circumstance differs, but the list below is a good start in the right direction. 1. Be Specific about the Purpose Being well-defined about the purpose of your building is key to costs and specifically that of ownership. A building erected in …

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How to measure up for the best building fit

In Handling & Equipment, Storage & Warehousing by DariaLeave a Comment

This month we are looking at how to get more from the assets you have. Scroll down to see practical tips and solutions for: Industrial Buildings Storage systems Vehicles Workshops Production Get the Right Storage Solutions for the job Here is a basic but thought-provoking list of some of the things we come across, which need extra considerations: Animals Mixed …

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3 Cost-Effective Ways to Maximise Warehouse Space

In Storage & Warehousing by GabrielLeave a Comment

Optimising existing floor space and storage capacity of a warehouse has a tremendous effect on its profitability. The following options are the most cost-effective ways to maximise warehouse space. 1. Increase the Space of Your Warehouse with a Mezzanine Floor Start by considering how much headroom you’ve got available. Five metres should be enough to install a mezzanine floor. Depending …

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Why successful businesses fit safety barriers

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You might not necessarily associate safety barriers with being organised, productive and confident but we promise you they can up your work game in no time, and here is how: What safety barriers do to protect your investments Companies that fit good quality safety barriers have noticeably less incidents than those who don’t. Machinery and warehouse infrastructure lasts considerably longer …

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Should you repair or replace pallet racking?

In Storage & Warehousing by AlexLeave a Comment

Pallet racking accounts for a large percentage of accidents in warehouses across the UK. Every year more than 100,000 injures are reported in the industry. Most of these are caused by forklift collisions and falling objects from pallet racking. Looking at these figures a small upright dent doesn’t seem that minor anymore, does it? Such small damage would rarely cause collapse …

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Pallets

In Distribution & Operations by GabrielLeave a Comment

Pallets are a common site throughout the industry. They are used as a platform for transporting, well anything; from food to metal and chemicals. You are probably used to seeing the standard wooden pallet. However, these pallets are not a one size fits all solution. Depending on the application, storage, and weight capacity required, you may need a variety of …