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Safety Blog

  1. School Visit

    James has been out and about again this time to his old school, this time donating masks to teachers and students to keep them all safe under the new guidelines set by the government. He met with Andrew Nockton who was one of James’s old teachers and member of leadership. Here at Workplace we are doing our best to keep the schools and other workplaces as safe as we can and hope we can build a strong relationship with the school in the future.

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  2. Hospice Donations

    Hi all, as we all know this year has been beyond difficult and has meant we’ve all had to come together to support and look out for each other. No one could have predicted what the people have done to keep everyone safe and spirits high, and here at Workplace Equipment Store we are no different. Today (05/11/2020) James Mellish (Sales Manager) and Paul Diggins (Managing Director) have been out and about with over 2500 medical grade face masks and hand sanitisers, they visited and donated these to 2 local hospices. St Mary’s is a hospice dedicated to the care and support for patients with life limiting illnesses and also support the families around the patients. This was our first stop today. As we all know the most at risk are those of us who have underlying illnesses and we felt like we should do what we can to support those looking after this group of people and the work they do . https://www.birminghamhospice.org.uk/ Then we stopped by Acorns Children’s Hospice, like St Mary’

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  3. The Importance of Warehouse Labelling

    The management of any warehouse or stores needs an effective labelling and identification system, stock needs to be identified and in its rightful place in order to maximise order picking and minimise costly errors. Workplace Equipment Store offer a wide range of warehouse identification products and labelling solutions from the BEAVERSWOOD brand - a one stop shop for all your warehouse labelling and identification needs. It is understood that many picker and packer workers working in an environment where an in-effective system operates waste a large proportion of their time trying to pick goods that are not in their rightful place.
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  4. Derma Shield: Health and Safety in Catering

    Health and safety in catering is important for everyone working in the industry. Out of all the health and safety issues facing catering staff, contact dermatitis and dry skin are perhaps two of the most prevalent health problems. The UK Health and Safety Executive state that the number of new cases of work-related contact dermatitis for those working in the catering industry is twice that of the average level found in all industries. It is also noted that the cost to the employer of resolving incidences of employee contact dermatitis can end up being twice as much as the cost of an accident resulting in physical injury*.
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  5. Sun Protection for Outdoor Workers

    Ultraviolet (UV) rays come from the sun and offer us many benefits. However, when exposed for too long, UV rays are strong enough to damage the skin. Outdoor workers are at a higher than average risk of developing skin cancer, with 1,700 people, (5 people per day) getting skin cancer from sun exposure at work. However, 90% of skin cancer deaths can be prevented.
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  6. Boards4Frames - The complete information centre

    Boards4Frames are a new, innovative display board system that gets your notices…noticed!!. The Boards4frames system offers either an edgeless board, or a number of boards sited together to create larger panels. Two board choices are available, magnetic receptive or non-magnetic.  Magnetic frames are used with the magnetic receptive board and can be lifted and moved as required of when updates are needed. Self-adhesive frames are used with the non-magnetic board and once fixed are positioned permanently. Their unique design allows a document to be quickly and easily updated when required.
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  7. New Standard BS 8599-1:2019

    BS 8599-1, the British Standard applying to workplace first aid kits, is changing. The existing version, BS 8599-1:2011, has now been withdrawn and replaced by BS 8599-1:2019. Some of these changes are minor, but others are more substantial. In brief, this is what has changed:

    • Two new kit categories have been added to BS8599-1: Personal issue kits and critical injury packs
    • The British Standard travel kit has been altered so it now matches the medium vehicle kit (as per BS8599-2) and has been renamed to 'travel and motoring kit'
    • Minor changes to the quantities of certain components in small, medium and large workplace first aid kits

    While manufacturers have been offered a year to switch their products over to the new standard, our suppliers are already working to update our British Standards product range in line with these changes, so you can be sure that any of our products marked as British Standard compliant will still be so. This also means we are introducing new British Standard Personal Issue Kits and Critical Injury Packs.

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  8. Portwest Size Guides

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  9. Global Recycling Day - 18th March 2019

    Today is Global Recycling Day! Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognise, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.  It is a Day for the world to come together and put the planet first. Global Recycling Day will be held on March 18 every year, a day to change the mind-set of governments, businesses, communities and individuals around the world, to see recyclables as resource – not waste. To find out more about Global Recycling Day click here  Every year, the earth yields billions of tons of natural resources to transform into consumables. At some point, there will be nothing left. That’s why we must, as a planet, think again about what we throw away – seeing not waste, but opportunity.

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  10. Helping Hand Professional Litter Picker Range

    The Helping Hand Professional Litterpicker Range - The Original and World's best for Litter Clearance!

    Litterpickers (also known as a Litter Grabbers or Pick Up Sticks) are widely used across the UK by councils, volunteers, schools, charities, waste contractors and private individuals to tidy up our streets, local neighbourhoods, parks, motorways, leisure facilities, public areas, and school grounds. Here at Workplace Equipment Store we are proud to announce that they are Approved Suppliers of Helping Hand Environmental Litter Pickers. The Helping Hand Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of sustainable Litter Clearance Hand Tools & Systems. Their award-winning business, based in Herefordshire UK, has been manufacturing quality assured Litter pickers since 1965. They pride themselves for being a Quality Assured British Manufacturer and caring passionately for making our world cleaner, greener and more sustainable.  

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