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Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 2014 - The Workplace Depot

Top Tips to Save Energy at Work

Posted under Office, Think Green on May 30, 2014

power-buttonThere are many different things you can do around the workplace which can make you a greener company and in the long run save you energy and money.  Here are a few simple, yet effective methods to help do this:

Don’t Leave Them on…

When you leave for the day; switch off your computers, and if you can’t do that; set them to sleep mode/hibernation.  Make sure you turn off your screens too.  As well … Read more

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Workplace First Aid Kit – What Should It Contain?

Posted under Health and safety, Office on May 29, 2014

bs-first-aid-kitAs an employer it is your responsibility to maintain the safety of all employees within the workplace. Ensuing you provide a first aid box which meets British Standards is essential, however the decision on what your first aid box contains depends entirely on what you assess your needs to be.

As a guide where the working environment is ranked as low risk (e.g. an office), HSE recommend a minimum stock should be:

– a general … Read more

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Avoiding Manual Handling Injuries

Posted under Health and safety on May 28, 2014

uk-manual-handlingManual handling is the term used to describe a range of activities including; lowering and lifting, pushing and pulling and carrying.  If these tasks are not executed properly there is a greater risk of injury.

Over 30% of all workplace injuries are caused by manual handling, which include pains and strains in arms, legs, joints and back.  These musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) can be caused by heavy lifting, bad or difficult posturers and repetitive movements.

To … Read more

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The Need for Cable Protectors at Events

Posted under Health and safety, In the Community, Office on May 27, 2014

No matter what the event; indoors or outdoors, big or small, village fete or music festival, regardless of the nature and purpose of the event all loose leads and cables pose their own risk to property and life.  Carrying out advanced planning and risk assessing, ensuring cable protection is thoroughly thought threw is vital.

If you are thinking about setting up your own event, you need to make sure that you understand that you as … Read more

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Plastic Posts and Chains for Workplaces – Little Things, Great Value!

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office on May 23, 2014

plastic-chain-s-hookPlastic chains and posts are one of those inconspicuous products that none of us feel a glaring need for, unless dealing with crowd management. Workplaces like banks, theatres, cinemas, airports and public offices know the utility of these practical products can restore order to a bustling workplace without much effort. Just mark the line that you don’t want the people to cross, and watch them obey the rules. Posts and chains deliver a stern warning … Read more

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Office First Aid – What First-Aiders and Employers Ought to Know

Posted under Health and safety, Office on May 22, 2014

Office First Aid KitLisa Driver, the 47-year-old mother of two has no recollections of the fall that made her an epileptic. Her friend Elaine Bristow remembers they were not drunk, although Mrs. Driver had consumed five Vodka and Cokes. When they were waiting for a taxi, Lisa went into the private car park of the Roman Painted House in Dover, looking for “somewhere to wee”. She tripped and fell over a 2-feet high wall and fractured her skull. … Read more

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