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Are You Ready for Winter? Warehousing and Construction Guide to Get Through the Cold

In Storage & Warehousing by Amy EdgarLeave a Comment

Many businesses choose to take breaks over the winter months, but warehousing gets the busiest around Christmas. Construction industry has also got to carry on. Battling harsh weather conditions, come rain, hail or snow the show must go on. Although this is to be admired, it does mean that potential risks of cold stress illnesses are increased, and operations in the …

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How to Prepare Your Construction Site For Winter

In Storage & Warehousing by GabrielLeave a Comment

Some businesses take breaks during the winter months, but not the construction industry. They brave the cold and carry on, but with the cold months come additional safety concerns. Freezing temperatures, gale force winds and less light to name a few. With the UK having the coldest winter in 48 years in 2017/18, these issues are becoming increasingly prevalent. Check …

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4 Industry Jobs That Will Disappear by 2040

In Distribution & Operations, Handling & Equipment, Storage & Warehousing by GabrielLeave a Comment

We live in an exciting time, where technology and automation are advancing every day. As a result, plenty of jobs are being replaced by machines or new software. Here are four industry jobs that we believe will be extinct by the year 2040. 1. Truck Drivers The driverless revolution is upon us, and that means many transportation jobs will disappear. …

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8 Point Checklist for New Warehouse Racking

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Choosing the right warehouse racking is a tricky business. The best thing you can do is get an engineer to survey and measure your site but this checklist will give you a start. Consider all the questions before making the final decision. 1. What is Your Budget? Outlining the budget is the most obvious thing. Bear in mind that costs include …

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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 …