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Category Archives: News (Page 5 of 6)

The Age of the DIY Festival

Posted under Health and safety, News, Security on July 11, 2013

Festival organisationThe last few years has witnessed the rise and rise of big music festivals and an explosion of ‘DIY’ festivals. As well as specialist and local music events there has also been growth in festivals for food, wine, beer, comedy, films, books, theatre, religion… the list goes on. Nearly every town these days has a ‘festival’ of some sort plus there are festivals for subjects as diverse as balloons, ‘fire’, ice carving, water, peanuts, ribs … Read more

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How To Choose The Best Art For Your Office

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on July 5, 2013

Image - Wilda ThomasWith the majority of modern workers busying themselves in an office environment, it’s important to choose the right art work to evoke the best atmosphere and mood.  Morale will be boosted, work will be done, and time will fly – as long as you have the best art work to decorate your office.


Choosing the right artwork for the workplace is essential. A well placed piece of art can help to create a great first … Read more

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Why You Should Have Plants in Your Office

Posted under Expert Commentary, News, Think Green on June 25, 2013

Green office with plants


Ever wondered why the office feels so stuffy after someone’s been churning out reams on the photocopier all day or why more people take sick leave during winter? It’s because the pollutants from office equipment produce the kind of low humidity levels usually only found in winter.


Now, you could get together and insist your boss spend a fortune on humidity creating equipment. Problem is—these new-fangled machines harbour bacteria and can be noisy.


No, you’d … Read more

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Plastic chain – not the weakest link!

Posted under News, Product Updates on June 17, 2013

Plastic chain being used at Birmingham airportView our range of plastic chains, posts and bases here


The plastic chain provided by The Workplace Depot is pictured here being used to make a temporary walkway at Birmingham airport.


The plastic chain (sometimes called garden chain) is made in an injection press that can produce chain in a fully automated way thereby creating a high quality end product. The manufacturing is quicker than some producers who still manually assemble the chain and this … Read more

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The new Mac Pro – is it modelled on our waste bin?

Posted under News, Product Updates on June 13, 2013

The wait is over, Apple have unveiled the new Mac Pro. The stunning new design has shocked all Mac Pro users as it has dramatically changed its skin from the beast that was.


Whilst the new design does not resemble the previous desktop cheese grater/tower it has left Apple fans wondering if the underlying Apple DNA is the same. Well, you will be glad to know that every inch of this product is Apple. The … Read more

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Trucks and Trolleys Now Guaranteed for 10 years

Posted under News, Product Updates on June 13, 2013

ecoline-trucksGood news for buyers of workplace trucks and trolleys – we are extending our guarantee on the Fetra range of trucks and trolleys from 5 to 10 years. This is valid from today.


Steve Miller, Managing Director of The Workplace Depot commented, “Extending the warranty highlights the excellent calibre and durability of our trucks and trolleys. For a product that gets robust and heavy usage in the workplace, quality is very important. Our trolleys are … Read more

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Guide to Putting up a Plastic Chain Garden Fence

Posted under News, Product Updates on June 11, 2013

Garden ChainEverything you need to make a plastic chain fence can be purchased on this website – see our range of plastic chains and posts. Please note that the following does not apply to freestanding posts.


What you will need:



  • Plastic chain – this is sold in 24 metre bags

  • Mounting posts – either a spike or socket version (see our video for details)

  • Plastic chain S-hook – to link the post and the
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COSHH – How to control substances hazardous to our health

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 26, 2013

What is a substance hazardous to health?


Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) covers substances that are hazardous to health. Substances can take many forms and include:


– chemicals

– products containing chemicals

– fumes

– dusts

– vapours

– mists

– nanotechnology

– gases and asphyxiating gases

– biological agents (germs)



What is COSHH for?


COSHH’s objective it to prevent, or to adequately control exposure of substances that are hazardous to health. This … Read more

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Kitting Out an Office

Posted under News, Office on April 22, 2013

Not many offices have the luxury of open spaces, especially if a large number of staff are working in a small space.


One of the problems with not having a large office is the storage space, whether it would be for personal or department use. You are given a desk to work at and no personal storage or space. Although it is important to consider the available space in the office, you need to ensure … Read more

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How to Handle and Store Gas Cylinders Safely

Posted under Health and safety, News, Storage on April 19, 2013

Accidents involving gas cylinders can cause serious injury or even death. Having the correct support and guidance on how to handle gas cylinders in the safest way possible.


The Health and safety Executive (HSE), offers guidance and support to anyone who manufactures, owns, fills, repairs or uses gas cylinders. The generic and legal term that covers gas cylinders is ‘pressure receptacle’ which also covers other types of ‘pressure receptacle’ such as tube, pressure drum, cryogenic … Read more

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Ramp up Your Accessibility Efforts

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 15, 2013

Courtesy of ITV ImagesSome of you may have seen the new ITV prankster show ‘Off Their Rockers’, if not, watch it! The show is about a bunch of old aged pensioners being let loose into the big wide world and playing pranks on the younger generations. We normally see old dears out and about the place either slowly walking down the street or racing about in their mobility scooters, looking rather down and quite frankly complaining about most … Read more

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Cable protection – a pet topic

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 12, 2013

Cable snake to avoid electric shocks for petsThere were 28 fatalities in the UK as a result of electric shocks and 22 of these were ‘home or leisure electrocutions’ (Electrical Safety Council 2010). There were also a large number of fires that had electrical origins that sadly resulted in 268 deaths and 7,776 injuries. What is not shown in these figures are the number of incidents that were caused by domestic animals damaging wires and cables.


Young animals, especially kittens and Read more

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Why You Need to be on Google+

Posted under Expert Commentary, News on April 8, 2013

Google+The biggest problem I have with Google+ is that hardly anyone I know uses it, yet in March it was reported that are now 343 million active Google+ users. This is about a third of the number that use Facebook and Google+ is currently growing at many times the rate of its rival. Facebook’s first mover advantage is starting to weaken in the face of competition from a much better product.


The received wisdom of Read more

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Why Choose Safety Steps?

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office, Warehouse on April 8, 2013

Here at The Workplace Depot we have a range of mobile safety steps to suit any height and any type of access you need. Whether you work in an office, a warehouse or a supermarket storage facility, these steps will prevent any accidents and injuries to workers if they want to reach a high shelf.


But why would you use safety steps rather than a ladder?


One of the most common cause of injury when … Read more

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Pick Yourself up With a Sack Truck

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 5, 2013

One of the most common injury a person can have is back pain which can be caused by old age, sports activities and lifting heavy objects in the wrong way. Back pain can be caused by most work situations but the cause if often unclear and can be a result of many things.


Lifting heavy objects is one of the main causes for back pain, if you lift a heavy object that exceeds your personal … Read more

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Queue up for your Rope Barrier

Posted under News on April 4, 2013

I have been asked to write an article about VIP rope barriers and to be quite honest, I tied myself up in knots over it. I have noticed recently that a lot of businesses and venues have started using rope barriers to add a stylish finish to the building inside and out. But its not just businesses that are using them, after watching most of the music, TV and film awards on the television, I … Read more

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Posted under Health and safety, News on April 4, 2013

Office workers spend much of their day sitting down so it is important that they are comfortable and avoid the kind of bad posture that can cause back pain. It is estimated in the UK that 80 million working days a year are lost through back pain and that 80% of people will be affected by back pain at some point in their lives. Back problems can affect people in both sedentary and manual work Read more

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Exercise Whilst Travelling to Work

Posted under Cycle Storage, News, Storage, Think Green on April 3, 2013

Here at The Workplace Depot, most of the staff either walk, cycle or take public transport to work, and even walk into the town for lunch! So this is why we thought it would be a great idea to join The Big Wheel Campaign, which is to start on the 8th April. It is all about encouraging companies to exercise more by walking, cycling or use public transport to travel to work – and whoever … Read more

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How Team Building Works Without Leaving the Workplace

Posted under News on March 28, 2013

Managers and most companies do not consider team building exercises as a high priority. A companies target is to provide good customer/client service and satisfaction and to have high productivity and the only way they can achieve this is by having a co-operative workforce.


Many companies neglect the most vital part of a workforce and that is communication, and now that the business world and the economy becomes increasingly competitive, workloads and workforces can decrease … Read more

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The Apprentice winners – Where are they now?

Posted under News on March 27, 2013

The Apprentice winners – Where are they now?


We have noticed that recently Stella English, Series 6 winner of The Apprentice has followed The Workplace Depot on Twitter. Of course we are very pleased! You may already know that Stella English and Lord Sugar have been having fallings out over a series of allegations and she has taken Lord Sugar to an employment tribunal.. But where are the other 7 finalists now? We have looked … Read more

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