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Monthly Archives: October 2013

The “key” solution to your problems…

Posted under Amusing, Product Updates, Security, Storage on October 30, 2013

SLIMLINEKEYCAB_1_2How many times have you wandered around in an aimless attempt to search for a lost pair of car keys? You are sure you left them on the kitchen counter… Or were they in your bag? It’s something which is a commonplace situation in households up and down the UK; the mystery of missing keys. One must admit they are an easy item to misplace. One minute they are in your hand when you are … Read more

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Don’t slip up in the wet weather

Posted under Health and safety, News on October 28, 2013

rainrainOver Sunday night and Monday morning the UK was subjected to one of the worst storms in decades. Wind speeds were recorded as reaching nearly 100 mph, causing falling trees and loss of power in some areas. The storm brought with it heavy downpours of rain throughout the country, which led to flooding in certain places. As a result of the treacherous weather, there have been a number of disruptions to travel and transport services … Read more

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Why did the chicken cross the road?

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety on October 23, 2013

Chicken_hi_vis_jacket_carThe world we live in today is one which is becoming more health and safety conscious and we have been described as a hi-viz society, as more and more people are donning hi-visibility clothing to stay safe at work, whilst out at night or with young children who are walking to school.

The latest group of society to join the hi-viz trend is the feathered kind. Yes, that’s right. The chicken coop company Omlet have … Read more

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Cone but not forgotten

Posted under Amusing on October 17, 2013

road-conesThis week saw the start of the annual Frieze Art Fair in London, where artists and art lovers from across the world come to witness and potentially purchase some of the artwork on show.

The Frieze Art Fair takes places every October in Regent’s Park in London and is hosted by the two publishers of the Frieze contemporary art magazine. The fair is an exhibition of all sorts of contemporary art that attracts nearly 70,000 … Read more

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Organisation Techniques to Assist the Chaotic

Posted under News on October 17, 2013

Tidier officeIf you frequently feel a sense of despair when looking around your disorganised office, you are not alone. Chaotic offices are common, but they are very inefficient, increasing your stress and wasting your time searching for missing paperwork. It’s almost frightening how much paperwork can take over your life. But where should you start when you feel brave enough to start sorting it out?

Clear your desk

Keep your desk clear of things you aren’t … Read more

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A “bumper” blog

Posted under Product Updates on October 10, 2013

mrbumpWe know the word bumper means something big, enormous, or extraordinarily large. Things are often sold in bumper packs, meaning you get more for your money. What about a bump on the head? Where does that come from? Where did the very clumsy Mr Bump get his name? In a very “countdown” style, here is an origins of words blog, looking at the fun and squidgy term: Bumper.

The first use of the word bumper … Read more

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Daylight robbery – would you call 999 on these bike thieves?

Posted under Cycle Storage, News, Security on October 9, 2013

bikesWith more and more statistics being released about the number of bike thefts in the UK and the awareness of bike thieves operating around the country growing, you would think by now that people know how important it is, when using a bike, to lock it up safely and securely. Well, that may not be the case as the number of bikes being stolen in the UK is still high, with 7800 bikes reported stolen … Read more

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The importance of a health & safety audit

Posted under Expert Commentary, Health and safety on October 8, 2013

The health and safety needs of a small or large business can change over time and it is important that audits are carried out on a regular basis. This will ensure the continued welfare, health and safety of employees within an organisation, via the systematic appraisal of on-site procedures and processes. An audit will find specific areas in which improvements need to be made for the benefit of a business and its employees, and help … Read more

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DIY fails

Posted under Amusing on October 4, 2013

20130905_101953A member of our web team this week spotted this crazy contraption whilst out and about in Bingham. It might not be easy to tell what it is at first glance, but we believe it to be a home-made, DIY, make-shift retractable parking post.

Hinged parking posts are very useful in situations where you need to control the passing of traffic or control the availability of specific parking spaces. They allow the owner to block … Read more

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Coolest Work Uniforms

Posted under Health and safety on October 1, 2013

Heart Attack Grill UniformWhat is it that makes a uniform look cool? Is it the image attached to or the person in that uniform? Or is it pure styling and colour?  Uniforms look cool when they are well-designed, neatly-pressed, and worn by smart people. They project a better image of the organisation that’s using them, and also obviate the necessity of having to choose a different outfit for work every day. Big businesses like airlines and restaurant chains … Read more

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