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Monthly Archives: March 2013

How Team Building Works Without Leaving the Workplace

Posted under News on March 28, 2013

Managers and most companies do not consider team building exercises as a high priority. A companies target is to provide good customer/client service and satisfaction and to have high productivity and the only way they can achieve this is by having a co-operative workforce.


Many companies neglect the most vital part of a workforce and that is communication, and now that the business world and the economy becomes increasingly competitive, workloads and workforces can decrease … Read more

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The Apprentice winners – Where are they now?

Posted under News on March 27, 2013

The Apprentice winners – Where are they now?


We have noticed that recently Stella English, Series 6 winner of The Apprentice has followed The Workplace Depot on Twitter. Of course we are very pleased! You may already know that Stella English and Lord Sugar have been having fallings out over a series of allegations and she has taken Lord Sugar to an employment tribunal.. But where are the other 7 finalists now? We have looked … Read more

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Top 5 Inventions That Changed the Workplace

Posted under News on March 26, 2013

Top 5 inventions that have changed the workplace


People across the world take great advantage in the objects and devices we use today, but have you ever thought about what life would be like without them? Your mobile phone, the new Ipad or just some artificial lighting. We have looked into 5 things that have changed how the workplace functions and how life has become easier with these things and have put them into our … Read more

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How Have Computers Developed and Changed?

Posted under News on March 22, 2013

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The word ‘computer’ means someone or something who computes. A computer is a general purpose device that has developed a lot over the years. Could you live without a computer or any technology that uses the internet? Since the 1940’s, there has been four generations of computers with the pros and cons attached. So how did the first computer come about and how has it changed over the years? But also, how has it changed … Read more

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10 Top business men and women – How they all started

Posted under News on March 21, 2013

Ever wondered what the big businessmen and women did to kick start their working career? What were their first jobs? What were their failures and successes? We have picked out 10 famous business men and women who have had a few ups and downs before they became millionaires!


Lord Alan Sugar was born in Hackney into a Jewish Family and for most of his childhood, his family lived in a council flat. Whilst attending secondary … Read more

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A-Z of School Supplies

Posted under News on March 19, 2013

In the past we have supplied some of the top universities, colleges and schools, with essential equipment that can be used daily. From alarms to first aid kits to safety steps,  we have an A-Z  of products that The Workplace Depot can supply to educational establishments.


A for Alarms


B for Bike Storage


C for Changing Room


D for Disabled Equipment


E for Eating In?

Every school/college/university has an indoor eating area or cafe. Of … Read more

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15 Things That a Local Council Might Need

Posted under News on March 18, 2013

Local Councils are responsible for many operations across their villages, towns or cities. Litter picking, providing equipment for the public and minor construction work are all part of the councils job to improve the environment. We have put together 15 things that the council may need to carry out these operations.


1. Litter Picking Equipment

Litter Picking is not one of the most exciting jobs, but needs doing as part of the councils responsibility to … Read more

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Workplace safety – working at height

Posted under Health and safety, News on March 15, 2013

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Sadly, fatalities in the workplace are not uncommon. According to statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), an estimated 591,000 workers had an accident at work in 2011-12 and 212,000 of these injuries led to over 3 days absence from work and 156,000 to over 7 days absence. Employers reported 114,000 injuries to workers, 24,000 were classified as major injuries; many of these incidents could have been avoided if the correct equipment, such … Read more

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National No Smoking Day – Save £30,000

Posted under News on March 13, 2013

Smoking in the workplaceToday is National No Smoking Day – the perfect day to join 1000s of other people in kicking this dirty and unhealthy habit.


Giving up smoking is not just about your health and that of others – if you smoke 20 cigarettes a day of even the absolutely cheapest brand will costs you at least £2,500 a year. With inflation and compound interest this will end up costing you in the region of £30,000 over … Read more

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15 Items That You Need for a Construction Site

Posted under News on March 12, 2013

What do you need for a construction site? Hazard tape? Fencing? We have put together a list of 15 items that you may need for a construction site.


1. Barrier Planks


You may also see barrier planks alongside traffic cones. A Barrier Plank System is used to mark off working areas which creates a safe environment for workers and the public. A Barrier Plank System is made up of cones, adaptors and highly visible, reflective … Read more

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Digital Door Locks

Posted under News, Security on March 11, 2013

Fed up with worrying whether you have your keys, or are you forever losing them? We have a simple answer to that problem, Digital Door Locks! We have listed the Pro’s and Con’s to having a digital door lock – but what is a digital door lock we hear you ask, well it can be also known as a combination door lock and it allows you to enter and exit a building without the need … Read more

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Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality

Posted under Health and safety on March 8, 2013

Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality


Following on from the article about Setting up a Cafe – what you might need… , here at The Workplace Depot, we decided that if you were planning to set up a cafe, you may need some tips on health and safety in the catering and hospitality industry and what risks there are and how to avoid them. From slips and trips to germs and cross-contamination, we have … Read more

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Setting up a Cafe – what you might need…

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on March 8, 2013

Setting up a cafeSome of the crewe at The Workplace Depot regularly frequent the cafés of Bingham for our injection of caffeine to help us through the day! Whilst sitting in one the cafés, Matt, Jess, Sean Paul and myself had once again run out of anything interesting to say, so we set to thinking about how many products around us could be supplied by our company – this will be useful when Sean Paul opens his café … Read more

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Safety in the Warehouse

Posted under Health and safety, Warehouse on March 7, 2013

Safety in the Warehouse


Thousands of serious injuries happen in warehouse environments each year according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Most of these injuries occur through improper handling of goods and machinery, slips, trips and falls, and accidents involving other vehicles. Other injuries happen because of poorly maintained racking systems. Here are a few safety tips and checks that should be carried out when working in a warehouse or storage environment.


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10 Workplace Security Tips

Posted under News, Office, Security on March 4, 2013

10 Workplace Security Tips


Every company needs to have a security policy in place to keep employees, equipment and goods secure and safe. Having the right security measures can help prevent and deter burglars or people who intend to enter the property without permission. Security is something to always be concerned about, so take the time to carry out some security checks.


1. Check that all windows and doors are securely locked before leaving and … Read more

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Energy Saving Tips for the Workplace

Posted under Office, Think Green on March 1, 2013

Energy Saving Tips for the Workplace


Improving your business’s energy efficiency makes great business sense. In uncertain times for the UK’s economy, more and more businesses are having to make cuts, just to keep afloat. Saving energy in the workplace, can change your business dramatically and save you more money than you think. Following on from our case on ‘Becoming a ‘Greener’ Company, here are some energy saving tips:


Appliances


-Turn both the PC and … Read more

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