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Category Archives: Health and safety

9 Products your workplace can’t possibly be without

Posted under Health and safety, Office on April 9, 2018


What do hand dryers, posters and fire extinguishers all have in common? Read on to find out…


Every workplace has to meet certain welfare requirements. Whether you’re moving products in a warehouse, standing by a poolside as a lifeguard, or sitting at a desk in an office there are certain essentials that an employer must provide to maintain welfare standards.


So what must an employer provide in a workplace? According to The Health and Safety Read more

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The Importance of Breaks at Work

Posted under Health and safety, News, Workplace Commentary on October 20, 2015

Breaks at WorkYou are a dedicated employee and you enjoy your job. So, you sometimes skip lunch break and breaks at work because you want to do a great job. Well, guess what! You can do an even better job if you know the secret of and the importance of taking breaks at work.


How Work Breaks Help Your Productivity


According to a study headed by John Trougakos, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Toronto, … Read more

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Business Fire Protection Day

Posted under Health and safety, Office on August 28, 2015

Fire Safety EquipmentAs business fire protection day approaches (31st August), it is important to remember that the safety of your staff and customers should always be at the forefront of your mind. There are certain regulations that govern the items every business must have, and it is best to familiarize yourself with what is required of you. This equipment is designed to keep people safe and prevent accidents in the work place. Stock up on everything you … Read more

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How to Avoid Summer Festival Risks

Posted under Health and safety, Security on June 11, 2015

summer_festivalSummer is the season of fun and merry-making—a time when people love to go out of their homes, bask in the sun and make the best of the good weather, and enjoy time with friends and family. What makes this time of the year even more spectacular is the summer festivals: Glastonbury, T in the Park, High Definition Festival, you name it. They say “summer” so emphatically that every year people look forward to the … Read more

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Buying for Bars and Restaurants – Are you prepared?

Posted under Health and safety, News, Product Updates, Storage on February 9, 2015

Prestige post and rope barriersWhether it’s a birthday, engagement, anniversary or just a general special occasion, certain industries can constantly feel the effects of being extremely busy all year round.


Restaurants, bars, clubs and pubs in particular will probably be packed (even more than usual) this upcoming weekend as dozens of couples walk through the doors hoping for a special evening filled with delicious food and drinks on Valentine’s Day!


Having said this, it is surely beneficial to prepare … Read more

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Labelling Hazardous Storage – GHS

Posted under Health and safety, News, Product Updates on February 4, 2015

Hazardous StorageThe Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, also known as GHS, is an internationally recognised system that conforms to consistent criteria regarding the classification and labelling of chemicals.


Chemical classification is extremely important; it helps you to be aware of how the chemicals you are supplying could potentially harm you, others around you and the environment.


If you are unsure about the legislation regarding the labelling requirements of chemicals you may be … Read more

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Happy New Year 2015!

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, News on December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve is one of those nights where we all get together and reminisce on the year gone by; have we achieved all we wanted to? Where do we see ourselves this time next year? And of course, what are our New Year’s resolutions?


Depending on where you are in the world, whether you are watching a firework display, out dancing the night away, or having a quiet night in with family and friends, … Read more

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Road Safety Week 2014

Posted under Health and safety, In the Community on November 17, 2014

Road SafetyToday 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 … Read more

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Disposing of Fireworks Safely

Posted under Health and safety, News on November 10, 2014

fireworkSo 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
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Everything Indoors!

Posted under Health and safety, Office on October 27, 2014

Cable covers and protectorsAs 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!… Read more

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The Promotion of Smoking in the 1950’s – Times Have Changed

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office on August 10, 2014

Smoking BinBack in the 1950’s, smoking and cigarettes were actually promoted as being good for you and, to a certain extent, healthy – by doctors!


Many posters back in this decade show advertisements for cigarette brands such as L & M, Pall Mall, Camel, Chesterfield, Viceroys and Lucky Strike with a positive message, with references to certain brands being ‘just what the doctor ordered’ and how ‘more doctors smoke camels than any other cigarette!’ Following on … Read more

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Barrier Man – The Superhero We’ve All Been Waiting for…

Posted under Amusing, Health and safety, In the Community on August 4, 2014

Crowd Control BarrierNot quite Superman, Spider-man or Batman, but a recent Facebook post from popular publishing page ‘The Lad Bible’, has given the world an everyday superhero that may actually be a bit more of a realistic aspiration for 5 year olds!


‘Barrier Man’ gained almost 100,000 likes, over 3,800 shares and 2,500 comments on Facebook when a picture of a worker was posted with the caption ‘The Superhero we’ve all been waiting for’.


Of course … Read more

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National Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Day

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 24, 2014

Seasonal Affective DisorderSeeing this in the calendar today and working in an office, I thought that this would be a good topic to talk about.  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as “winter depression” due to the symptoms being more obvious within winter.  SAD is a seasonal patterned variation of depression.  Low mood and a lack of interest in life are the 2 main symptoms of this disorder.


Most of you will be surprised to know that … Read more

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? – The Importance of Office Chairs

Posted under Health and safety, Office on July 10, 2014

Office Chair The importance of office chairs may sometimes go unnoticed, however not only can a comfortable chair increase concentration, it is also good for your health…


There are not many worse things I can think of than going to work, sitting down on the most uncomfortable chair and knowing you will be there for the next 8 hours!


Although it may seem trivial, sitting comfortably at work would surely put you in a better mood and … 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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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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Hosepipe Protectors and Ramps – Your Problems Solved

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office on May 21, 2014

External Cable Protector


I passed by a construction site the other day and they had a hosepipe running across the road. In an effort to make the hose secure, somebody (probably by the orders of the site manager or safety officer) had passed it through a steel pipe. The improvisation would have been inspiring, but the pipe was creating a rude bump for the vehicles driving on the road, apart from being a tripping hazard for pedestrians, especially … Read more

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Hazard Storage Cupboards

Posted under Health and safety on May 12, 2014

hazard cupboards and cabinets from the workplace depotSeveral people were treated at a hospital in Danville, Virginia after inhaling acidic vapours created by accidental mixing of chemicals at a local water treatment plant. Such incidents are reminders of the importance to be cautious when dealing with chemicals at the workplace. Hazardous substances are not limited to TNT or Uranium.  Things as harmless as motor oil or even soap can cause serious accidents when not handled properly. Imagine someone accidentally ingesting a cleaning … Read more

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