Workplace Blog

Infamous Locker Room Songs

Posted on November 18, 2014

I think we have established that the lockers here at The Workplace Depot are one of the more versatile products we can talk about, not to mention one of the most fun! Have you read a couple of my personal favourite locker related posts? The Wonderful World of Footballer’s Locker Rooms Top 10 Locker Room Movie Scenes Giving Y...

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Road Safety Week 2014

Posted on November 17, 2014

Today marks the beginning of Road Safety Week. Road Safety Week is supported by Brake Road Safety Charity and the 18th year of this event is a great opportunity to raise awareness around schools and in general regarding the precautions to take on the road. The UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, but considering this year’s road related figures, there is still more than can be done to prevent deaths and serious injuries. The most recent Government road related statistics suggest an increase in road accidents between 2013 and 2014, with the main results highlighted below: Road deaths had increased by 4% as of March 2014 compared to March 2...

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Disposing of Fireworks Safely

Posted on November 10, 2014

So you’ve had your display and hopefully nothing has gone wrong.  You’re soaking up the applause from the audience and the satisfaction of setting off all of your rockets.  But it’s not over yet; you still need to clean up and dispose of your fireworks safely! Immediate To-do List Once you have finished, still keep your boundaries.  Don’t let your crowd come anywhere near the fireworks when you are cleaning up. All being well there won’t be any problem fireworks, however if there are any, make sure you give them plenty of room and let them finish smouldering. Make sure you don’t remove any safety clothing; ...

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Community Business of the Year 2014

Posted on November 08, 2014

Here at The Workplace Depot, we are delighted to be named as a finalist for the Community Business of the Year Award 2014.  This recognition is part of Rushcliffe’s Community Awards and will take place at the Becket School next week.  The nominees for this award are businesses that have specifically worked to support their local community - people, charities, etc. These prestigious awards honour the work carried out by individuals, groups or businesses who’ve gone to great lengths within their local community to improve the lives and circumstances of Rushcliffe’s residents. We believe in helping others, be it getting their voice heard, providing them with some much needed supplies or donatin...

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Unspoken Rules for Working in an Office

Posted on November 01, 2014

For those of us who work in an office, there can be times when sitting at a desk all day is actually not as peaceful as you might think. For the majority of us, we go to work, sit at our desks, complete our daily tasks and converse with our colleagues. Unfortunately, sometimes, some of our fellow employees/employers have other ideas. We have picked out the top 10 unspoken rules for working in an office, please read on to see if you agree! Don’t do any of the following: Leave all your dirty dishes in the sink – it’s not a pleasant sight, and who else are you expecting to clean up after you? Just a quick scrub won’t consume too much of your day; it will also benefit the gen...

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Everything Indoors!

Posted on October 27, 2014

As you must be aware by now, The Workplace Depot sells everything you could possibly need for your workplace. However, as we have more recently been discussing how to prepare for the winter weather and which products you will need to stock up on if you are working outdoors, don’t forget that we also supply for: offices, factories, warehouses, schools, leisure centres and many more indoor areas that we have just as many products for! For those of us lucky enough to escape the cold weather for the majority of the day, it’s equally as important that we avoid any injuries from the indoors. In order to do this, ensure you have the following products in place: ...

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Goodbye Nokia - Technology Continues to Grow

Posted on October 25, 2014

As we seem to have been mentioning quite often in our recent blog posts, technology is constantly changing and those of us who work with it are having to learn to adapt to new features on a daily basis. Some of our recent articles in relation to this subject include the introduction and evolution of Google in the workplace, along with the importance of promoting your brand via YouTube. With this in mind, today I came across another technology related story, one that I’m sure many of us will feel a bit of nostalgia over! Microsoft have announced they are ditching the brand Nokia after buying the company. The infamous brand was probably the first phone you ever had and a...

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Improving Communication in the Workplace with Google

Posted on October 23, 2014

There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a breakdown in communication in the workplace. Most recently, these have been associated with how people would rather email or interact in other ways over the Internet with their fellow colleagues, rather than have a face to face conversation that in turn leads to miscommunication. However, following the extended use of social media, mobile phones and tablets, these methods and further applications such as Skype and Google Hangouts are becoming easier and in fact more effective for employees to use to resolve problems efficiently. With this in mind, the evolution of technology is becoming extremely...

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Personal Touches to Your Workspace

Posted on October 04, 2014

Last year, we published a blog post titled: ‘How to choose the best art for your office’. With this in mind, considering the new canvases we have just had delivered to the office, I thought it would be amusing to compare the factors of what makes the best office art along with what we now have hanging on our walls! The above article states that first impressions and company considerations are important for office decoration, however it also suggests that you should select bold colours and original pieces. This is what we have tried to achieve with our new images; what do you think? ...

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The Advantages of Kerb Ramps

Posted on October 03, 2014

One of our more popular products here at The Workplace Depot are our kerb ramps. Admittedly, this product has more than one name associated with it as it is suitable for a number of different uses; although the main reason is to manoeuvre a wheeled vehicle or object up a kerb smoothly and securely. What can they be used for?                         We have come to realise that not only are kerb ramps useful for loading or unloading vehicles such as cars, vans and lorries, they are also handy for wheelchairs, trucks, trolleys, wheelbarrows, pushchairs, caravans, motorbikes, scooters and bikes. Kerb r...

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National Home Security Month

Posted on October 01, 2014

As the darker nights come in, the burglars come out. According to the National Home Security Month (NHSM) website there is a 20% increase in home burglaries when it’s darker outside. After taking this in to consideration, NHSM was born to create awareness around home security and the importance of this, especially within these darker months. October is the month to become more aware of your personal security; not only does securing your home give you peace of mind, it can reduce your insurance premiums. NHSM breaks down different elements of your home security w...

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Coding in the Curriculum – Encouraging Children to Learn

Posted on September 23, 2014

This week has marked the introduction of coding in to schools all across and country as part of the new curriculum, with the hope that it will encourage more children to aspire to work in the digital industry. The EU has estimated that by the year 2020, there will be over one million jobs in the digital industries that will be unfilled. Consequently, coding will now need to be understood by parents, teachers and employers alike in order to build confidence in young people to seek job roles in the digital sector. It is also thought that the starter of this coding syllabus stems from subjects such as ICT at schools falling in to disrepute, due to the fact that knowledge of Microsoft Office does not result in...

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