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Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 2013 - The Workplace Depot

Convex Mirrors – Traffic, Safety, Shop and Security Mirrors

Posted under Health and safety, News, Product Updates on June 28, 2013

Traffic or Trixi mirror
Our convex mirrors can be used for a range of applications including anti-theft, domestic driveways, parking assistance, security, blind spots and cycling safety at traffic lights. For the last of these applications, pressure from Boris Johnson, The Times newspaper and others resulted in potentially life-saving traffic mirrors being fitted at road junctions without the need for government permission.

Traffic Mirrors help with Cycle Safety at dangerous road junctions

In February 2012 the government agreed to Read more

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Why You Should Have Plants in Your Office

Posted under Expert Commentary, News, Think Green on June 25, 2013

Green office with plants

Ever wondered why the office feels so stuffy after someone’s been churning out reams on the photocopier all day or why more people take sick leave during winter? It’s because the pollutants from office equipment produce the kind of low humidity levels usually only found in winter.

Now, you could get together and insist your boss spend a fortune on humidity creating equipment. Problem is—these new-fangled machines harbour bacteria and can be noisy.

No, you’d … Read more

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Alternative Locations For Your Home Office

Posted under Expert Commentary, News, Office on June 21, 2013

Working from home - Image by David Martyn Hunt

If you’ve ever worked from home, you’ve probably realised how many distractions there actually are while you’re there. If, like me, you’re prone to procrastination, ‘vital’ things such as Sky Sports News and your XBox can mean that your working day doesn’t start until well after ten o’clock. Before you know it, it’s 10:30 and it’s time for This Morning and a fresh cup of tea.

Eventually, five o’clock comes along and the quick power … Read more

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Plastic chain – not the weakest link!

Posted under News, Product Updates on June 17, 2013

Plastic chain being used at Birmingham airportView our range of plastic chains, posts and bases here

The plastic chain provided by The Workplace Depot is pictured here being used to make a temporary walkway at Birmingham airport.

The plastic chain (sometimes called garden chain) is made in an injection press that can produce chain in a fully automated way thereby creating a high quality end product. The manufacturing is quicker than some producers who still manually assemble the chain and this … Read more

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Business Benefits of Self Storage

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on June 17, 2013

The scope of the self storage industry for businesses has been enhanced recently in leaps and bounds.  Any business, irrespective of its size and nature has been influenced by the industry. The self storage industry is now not just restricted to providing storage solutions. It has added various non-conventional services to its range which makes it capable to address certain immediate needs of a business.

Industries being facilitated by self storage:

– Retail: Storing excess … Read more

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The new Mac Pro – is it modelled on our waste bin?

Posted under News, Product Updates on June 13, 2013

The wait is over, Apple have unveiled the new Mac Pro. The stunning new design has shocked all Mac Pro users as it has dramatically changed its skin from the beast that was.

Whilst the new design does not resemble the previous desktop cheese grater/tower it has left Apple fans wondering if the underlying Apple DNA is the same. Well, you will be glad to know that every inch of this product is Apple. The … Read more

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