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Category Archives: Warehouse

Anthony The Apprentice

Posted under News, Warehouse on April 23, 2018

Our most recent apprentice, Anthony, has impressed our warehouse team and been offered a full time position. Here’s what he had to say about his time at The Workplace Depot so far. 


Anthony joined our team in April 2017 when he began his Warehouse and Logistics Apprenticeship. He recently began his full time role that he was offered shortly after completing the apprenticeship.


“I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship experience, and I’m pleased that it’s lead Read more

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Using Team Building to Develop a Successful Team

Posted under Amusing, Office, Warehouse on October 8, 2015


Building a great team starts with great leadership. A great leader has many positive attributes such as correcting the course when necessary, making tough decisions, and setting performance standards. Team building and leadership requires ego management, recognition, and continuous development among other things to work well over the short and long term.


Businesses that invest in team building are often more successful and have enhanced rapport among team members. It also makes team members Read more

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Manual Handling – 6 FAQs

Posted under Health and safety, Office, Warehouse on August 14, 2013

manual-handlingManual handling relates to the moving of items either by lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling. Pulling something may not be the case when it comes to the injuries, you can cause an injury by lifting, carrying or pushing an item.


These injuries can be a result of, the amount of times you lift or carry an item, the distance you are carrying it, the height you are picking the item up from or putting it … Read more

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Safety in the workplace

Posted under Health and safety, Office, Warehouse on July 29, 2013

hard-hats-safetyThere are many health & safety rules and regulations that every workplace has to follow, but every workplace will need some tools to help them enforce these laws. Whether it’s to prevent an accident from happening or just following the health and safety regulations, this equipment will help you in your quest to make your workplace, a safer workplace.


Slips and trips


After the cleaner has been and mopped all the floors, or a member … 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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Safety in the Warehouse

Posted under Health and safety, Warehouse on March 7, 2013

Safety in the Warehouse


Thousands of serious injuries happen in warehouse environments each year according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Most of these injuries occur through improper handling of goods and machinery, slips, trips and falls, and accidents involving other vehicles. Other injuries happen because of poorly maintained racking systems. Here are a few safety tips and checks that should be carried out when working in a warehouse or storage environment.


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Getting to grips with manual handling

Posted under Health and safety, News, Office, Warehouse on October 3, 2012

Hand truck for offices and warehousesOver a third of injuries that keep people off work for more than three days at a time are caused by manual handling – falls and trips account for much of the rest. As a consequence there are many regulations governing activities such as pulling, pushing, carrying, lifting and loading. The following provides some suggestions on how to improve manual handling techniques and reduce accidents.


The first thing to consider is whether the object needs … Read more

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One step beyond

Posted under Product Updates, Warehouse on September 7, 2012

Office stepThe Workplace Depot has such a large variety of steps and ladders that we decided to make a page which brings together all the different types. They can range from a one step ‘kikalong’ to a monster 12 step double ended access platform – see our new office steps web page.


One of the most popular items in the range is the Kick along step – variously know as the Kikalong, a Steppy or just … Read more

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Setting up a distribution warehouse for a small business (Guest post)

Posted under Expert Commentary, Storage, Warehouse on July 25, 2012

Warehouse trucks and safety steps

One of the problems for successful start-ups is where to store everything! If you’re using drop-shippers you run the risk of poor service, failure to fulfil orders and having to respond to angry and disappointed customers. So if you want better control of your stock and already have an over-flowing garage or storeroom, then it’s probably time to consider upping your game and setting up a your own warehouse. Here are a few things to … Read more

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