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Category Archives: News (Page 4 of 6)

Top 10 Funny, Weird and Wacky National Days

Posted under Amusing, News on March 12, 2014

No Smoking DayToday is National No Smoking Day – perhaps one of the best known and most worthwhile in the ‘National Days’ calendar. March also has many other well known ‘days including Saint David’s Day (1st), Pancake Day (4th), Ash Wednesday (5th), International Women’s Day (8th), Saint Patrick’s Day (17th), Spring Equinox day (21st) and in some years March also hosts Good Friday and Easter. There has been an explosion in recent years of not so important … Read more

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Traffic cones and statues: A tale of unrequited love

Posted under Amusing, News on November 13, 2013

_71086421_9142674_b0e8f747fa_zBrowsing through the news today, we came across an article written by the BBC titled “Why do people put traffic cones on statues?” Well, firstly it is a valid question. What is the fascination with defacing statues with cones? Providing the addition of a traffic cone accessory to any statues in city centres or towns has become quite commonplace. It is normally the act of drunken pranksters, on the way home after a night on … 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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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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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 Emmys 2013

Posted under News on September 25, 2013

emmyThis weekend saw the ceremony of the 65th annual Primetime Emmy awards take place in Los Angeles. The award ceremony was full of the obligatory tears and thrills of acceptance speeches, some dodgy red carpet fashions and the trying-to-look-pleased faces of the losing nominees making a classic American award ceremony.

The Emmys started out as a regional ceremony that commended works of television from just the Los Angeles area. In 1950, the awards went nation-wide … Read more

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How would you spend a £10 million marketing budget?

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on September 18, 2013

Money treeFor most companies £1 million would be a dream marketing budget, so what would you do with £10 million at your disposal? Would you plump for all-out media saturation and leave no promotional stone unturned or would you blow it all on hiring Peter Jackson to direct one outrageously elaborate advert? The mind boggles. Here are just some of our ideas!

Hire the Big Kahunas

It’s amazing what a famous face can do for sales … Read more

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Very Good Service at The Workplace Depot

Posted under News, Website & Features on September 17, 2013

very-good-serviceThe Workplace Depot is delighted to be featured on the Very Good Service website. The website specialises in recognising and reviewing companies that have won awards for their services and products in a variety of different categories from shopping to finance, helping people to locate the very best companies in the UK for what they are looking for.

The Workplace Depot is featured as the winner of the 2013 Online Retail Award. By acknowledging this … Read more

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The Workplace Depot Wins Prestigious Online Retail Award

Posted under Awards & Accreditations, News, Press Release, Website & Features on September 9, 2013

Online Retail Awards logoThe Workplace Depot is delighted to have won the 2013 Online Retail Award in the ‘Office and Workplace Supplies’ category.

The Online Retail Awards celebrates those websites that offer the very best online shopping experience and deliver excellent customer satisfaction.

Richard Bloomfield, Website Editor for The Workplace Depot, who attended the awards ceremony commented,

“This is an amazing achievement for a website which is less than 18 months old, especially when you consider the awards Read more

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Are you a motivating employer?

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on August 20, 2013

motivated employeesThe best method of motivation to ensure a person achieves their potential and works hard is, quite simply, reward! While threatening words and punishment might see that the job is completed, words of encouragement and the promise of a well-deserved treat at the finish line will result in a job that has been fulfilled through use of passionate dedication and therefore has been done well. So what kind of employer are you? The type to … Read more

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Dangerous Substances – fire and explosion

Posted under Health and safety, News on August 20, 2013

dangerous-substancesExplosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists, vapours or combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance that is mixed with the air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion.

Each year, hundreds of people are injured at work by flammable substances accidentally catching fire or exploding. Companies and businesses who are involved with using or creating chemicals, vapours, liquids, gases, solids or dusts that can … Read more

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CE Marking – Road Traffic Signs

Posted under News on August 18, 2013

UntitledUnder the Construction Products Regulations (CPR), from 1st July 2013 it is a legal requirement for any permanent fixed road traffic sign that is going to be sold to have the CE mark.

This regulation has been in place for many years in other parts of Europe, but in the UK, a manufacturer has been able to self-certify. However, now they are legally obliged to comply with the requirements.

Who will be affected?

This will … Read more

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10 Essential Office Stationery Supplies

Posted under News, Office on August 14, 2013

Stationery suppliesEver since the evolution and introduction of technology into the office working environment, bosses and businesses have practically shouted from their corporate rooftops to espouse their ‘paperless office’ credentials. The reality is, of course, rather different.

Anyone who works in an office knows it’s impossible to function without some kind of daily interaction without note pads, Post-Its and diaries. And even though your beloved Microsoft Office, Word and Outlook can perform a multitude of functions … Read more

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Office pool bike – putting it to the test

Posted under News on August 13, 2013

IMG-20130813-WA0009After winning a competition as a team in the workplace, we received our prize, a folding bike. The bike that we won was a Dahon Vybe City Bike/Urban Concept Bike. Since we are a ‘green’ company, we were pleased that we had won a pool bike for the office.

No one in the office has ridden or used a folding bike before so we decided to put it to the test and see what was … Read more

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Using chemicals at work – control measures

Posted under Health and safety, News on August 1, 2013


You can find chemicals in most workplaces and are used in different ways. Factories, shops, laboratories, offices and farms are just some of the places you would find chemicals in some form. The chemicals we use in our workplace may include products you buy to use in your core business, maintaining equipment or in general cleaning equipment.

The term chemical could also refer to hazardous substances you create as part of your work processes for … Read more

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Good Food Hygiene in business

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 25, 2013

Good food hygiene is essential if you intend to make, process or sell food. It is vital that you and your employees understand what good, safe food hygiene is.

chill-clean-cc-cookWhat is ‘Good food hygiene’?

Good food hygiene is about how you control harmful bacteria, which can easily cause serious illness.

There are four things to remember when it comes to hygiene:

– Cross-contamination

– Cleaning

– Chilling

– Cooking

These are known as the 4 … Read more

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Pal-Disc Pallet Turntable

Posted under Expert Commentary, News, Product Updates on July 22, 2013

Pal-Disc Pallet Turntable

The Pal-Disc Pallet Turntable is a free-rotating turntable for loads of up to 2,000kg, and has a ramped edge for easy pallet truck loading. The turntable has a wide range of industrial uses including the automotive & engineering industries, animal feeds, grain silos, aggregates and general warehousing.

Virtually Maintenance Free

One of the most impressive aspects of the turntable is the fact that it is virtually maintenance free. It is suitable for use in ‘harsh’ … Read more

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Top 10 worst health and safety myths

Posted under Health and safety, News on July 22, 2013

myth1 - Courtesy of HSE

We all know that health and safety can be a bit OTT at times and there is no doubt of many silly decisions. Over the past few years, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has dealt some incredible myths about what health and safety bans or laws people follow.

Most of the baffling myths have one thing in common – they are not required by health and safety law. As part of HSE’s Myth Busters … Read more

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British made Security Cages – Ideal for Gas Cylinders and more

Posted under News, Product Updates on July 17, 2013

Mesh wire security cagesOur security cages are a little reminiscent of what you might find at the ‘Guantanamo Bay’ detention camp although they are not designed to have quite such a high level of security! The most popular use of our cages is for the safe housing of cylinders and chemicals. Gas cylinders containing inflammable gas are legally required to be kept in well-ventilated areas, preferably outdoors, and on a flat, dry surface. They also have to be … Read more

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Gas Cylinder Trolleys – Moving and Storing them Safely

Posted under News, Product Updates on July 17, 2013

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This article is aimed at anyone who owns or uses gas cylinders – whether you are self employed or an employer, there is a legal duty to have a safe workplace and to use work equipment safely. This article targets businesses or organisations which use a lot of gas cylinders including hospitals, manufacturing plants (especially welding and engineering), laboratories and caravan parks.

In July 2013 three south … Read more

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