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Category Archives: News (Page 3 of 6)

National Home Security Month

Posted under News on October 1, 2014

SafeAs 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 … Read more

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Coding in the Curriculum – Encouraging Children to Learn

Posted under News on September 23, 2014

CodingThis 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 … Read more

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Online Retail Award Winners for the Second Year Running!

Posted under Awards & Accreditations, News, Press Release on September 18, 2014

Online Retail Awards logoThe Workplace Depot have done it again, for the second year running, we have won the Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category!

Over 50 companies including the likes of: Halfords, Littlewoods, RAC, Vodafone and turned up to this event, in the hope to take home an award, some of them not being as lucky as The Workplace Depot, we were nominated for: ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ and ‘Small Size Online … Read more

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Top 10 Cool Office Gadgets

Posted under News on September 6, 2014

Digital Smartpen

After crawling the internet I wanted to write something that all office workers would enjoy reading – something the majority of us envy every time we see something similar.  In this case I have picked out 10 of my favourite office gadgets that would make life at your desk a little bit better and would never fail to put a smile on your face.

USB Cup Warmer / Cooler

This is one of my favourite … Read more

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Boardroom Essentials

Posted under News, Office on August 26, 2014

BoardroomIt doesn’t matter if you are a new business or an existing one; you need to make sure you have a nice boardroom to make sure everybody is comfortable and obviously to impress all of your clients – first impressions and all that!  So before organising any meetings, make sure your boardroom is well equipped with the essentials.

If you are a company like Google and have plenty of money and thousands of staff; you … Read more

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Whiteboards’ History, Materials and Buying Tips

Posted under News on August 20, 2014

Whiteboard EraserWe won’t hide our love for the good old blackboard—that sweet smell of chalk, that hissing sound as you write on the board… You could write in bold by applying pressure and shade different areas of a diagram by flipping the chalk sideways and wiping it across the blackboard surface. There used to be “chalk-fights” between groups of students and I remember more than one of our teachers target-practicing on my rowdy peers with pieces … Read more

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The Future of Technology – What does it mean for Businesses?

Posted under News on August 18, 2014

TechnologyLast year, we published an article referring to the Top 5 inventions that changed the workplace, today I wanted to talk about the future of technology in the workplace and what this might mean for us.

It would appear with institutions such as Google HQ, Apple and internet sites such as Kickstarter, a website designed for people to display their innovations and have them funded by the general public, people are wondering what … Read more

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A True Office Classic

Posted under News on August 13, 2014

WhiteboardBeing involved in my fair share of meetings, I can truly say that you can’t beat a classic.  No matter how much technology comes out, nothing can replace the trusted Whiteboard in these situations.  Tablets and Smartboards are being rolled out nearly everywhere these days, but I believe that you still need a Whiteboard in your workplace boardroom.

The ease of scribbling notes and diagrams onto the board for everybody to see is just simple … 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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No More Page 3

Posted under News, Workplace Commentary on August 7, 2014

No More Page 3Twice a year here at The Workplace Depot, we send out an updated version of our catalogue to keep our customers informed of changes to our range of products. With this in mind, we are currently in the process of sending out our Summer/Autumn Workplace Depot catalogue, this time with a twist.

The latest catalogue features support for a campaign called ‘No More Page Three’, whose goal is to get The Sun newspaper … 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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Top 5 Seriously Cool Places to Work

Posted under News on July 18, 2014

Office DeskSo after seeing some really good looking images of offices and workplaces and hearing about what particular workplaces do to keep their staff motivated, I thought I’d share my particular favourites (obviously not including The Workplace Depot, that blows all of these out the water).  So some of the really cool places to work, in my opinion:


Probably with no surprise to you reading this, Google has got to be on this list.  All … Read more

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National Twins, Triplets and More Awareness Week!

Posted under In the Community, News on June 30, 2014

Twins When you browse the Internet a lot, it occasionally happens that you do find something worth reading about… Honestly!

This morning I happened to come across National Awareness Days and today marks the start of twins, triplets and more week, recognising multiple births across the UK.

I think it’s important to acknowledge the rarer among us, although multiple births have been on the rise; the births of twins has risen almost 50% from 1984-2004. With … Read more

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An A-Z of Office Supplies

Posted under News on June 4, 2014

a-z-graphicHere at The Workplace Depot we have supplied numerous office workstations with the necessary equipment that you would need daily.  We supply everything that you would need for an office environment.  Here is an A-Z of essentials that you can get from us for your office:

A – Aid (first aid)

B – Bins

C – Conference Chairs

D – Disability Equipment

E – Energy Saving Labels

F – Filing Cabinets

G – Green BinsRead 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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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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Setting Up a Car Park – A Lucrative Business Proposal

Posted under News, Workplace Commentary on May 19, 2014

Traffic coneMonday Morning Inspiration

In October last year, Epping residents made a peaceful demonstration to protest the parking problem in their neighbourhood. Commuters travelling via the nearby underground station would leave their cars parked along the streets from 8am through to the evening every day, creating problems for the residents. Parking woes are not new to London or other British cities, and finding a place to park your car can be a big problem, especially in … Read more

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Ahoy – Mobile Safety Steps Come Under Pressure!

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 23, 2014

mobile safety step and access platformThe Workplace Depot manufactures safety steps and access platforms at a factory in Leicester. We offer an extensive range of mobile safety steps and access platforms and also welcome bespoke orders – additional features may include a larger platform, a safety gate and different types of wheels. We can also make them as tall as you like and in any RAL colour – The RAL colours also applies to our Fetra trucks and trolleys.Read more

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Manual Handling Training – What Every Manager Should Know

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 9, 2014

manual handling in the UKOver one-third of some 439,000 work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases reported in 2012 were caused by manual handling, which makes manual handling the most hazardous activity around the workplace. The Manual Handling Occupation Regulations (MHORs) of 1992 define manual handling as, “any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof) by hand or bodily force.”

The menacing numbers of MSD cases have forced employers to take … Read more

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The Biggest Personal Protective Equipment Myths Exposed

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

PPE equipmentPersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) is just one aspect of the health and safety regulations that the government has been attempting to push over the last few years and unsurprisingly, it’s separated into two groups. Some people will kit themselves out in every piece of equipment imaginable, while others will cut corners and subsequently be under protected.

This means that countless myths have emerged over the years, with some just basic misconceptions while others are bordering … Read more

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