Four Types of Shelving Units You May Need For Your Business

Posted on August 25, 2015

Shelving systems are an integral part of any business. Whether it is a retail space or large industrial building, these devices can keep products neatly displayed; but they are not all made from the same materials. Some are made from sturdy metal and others have small plastic bins to keep small item organized. When it comes to selecting the right one, you should consider the different types of shelving units available on the market and their uses. Wire Shelves - Kitchen Shelving If your business is in need of shelving systems that provide more visibility to the products or an increased air flow, wire shelves are the right choice. These items must have proper ventilation to store food in the kitchen and prevent the growth of bacteria. This allows air to flow and prohibits the growth of mold and mildew. According to blogger Lori Mealey...

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Buying for Bars and Restaurants – Are You Prepared?

Posted on February 09, 2015

Whether 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 yourselves and your staff in the best way possible, certifying that your areas used for preparation are fully stocked and organised and your customers are aware of all the available facilities around them. Practical Products Certain ways you can make sure you are on top of things during busy times within your workplace includes having useful storage space. Storing products that are frequently used in easy to reach places, for example at the front of a shelf, can make life a lot...

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Infamous Locker Room Songs

Posted on November 18, 2014

I think we have established that the lockers here at The Workplace Depot are one of the more versatile products we can talk about, not to mention one of the most fun! Have you read a couple of my personal favourite locker related posts? The Wonderful World of Footballer’s Locker Rooms Top 10 Locker Room Movie Scenes Giving Your Storage a Fresh Look Although the majority of these posts are relating to lockers in locker rooms and centring on sports, this is probably what lockers are most known for! With this being said, I thought it would be fitting t...

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Personal Touches to Your Workspace

Posted on October 04, 2014

Last year, we published a blog post titled: ‘How to choose the best art for your office’. With this in mind, considering the new canvases we have just had delivered to the office, I thought it would be amusing to compare the factors of what makes the best office art along with what we now have hanging on our walls! The above article states that first impressions and company considerations are important for office decoration, however it also suggests that you should select bold colours and original pieces. This is what we have tried to achieve with our new images; what do you think? ...

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Top 10 Locker Room Movie Scenes

Posted on August 19, 2014

We are all accustomed to the inspirational locker room scene towards the end of a movie that is keeping us on the edge of our seats regarding who will win the basketball/hockey/football (I could go on) game – but just to remind you all of some of those heart-warming, motivational speeches, I thought I would list the top 10 locker room movie scenes that we at The Workplace Depot agree are the most memorable: Miracle – Kurt Russell  Moneyball – Brad Pitt Coach Carter – Samuel L. Jackson Friday Night Lights –...

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The Wonderful World of Footballers’ Locker Rooms…

Posted on August 15, 2014

That time of year is approaching again… the start of the Premier League football season. Admittedly this year’s break hasn’t been as torturous as usual, mainly because we had the World Cup to keep us entertained, all for about a week. Nevertheless, twenty more clubs are back in action this weekend, joining the rest of those in the lower leagues for another, what I’m sure will be eventful, season! Changing Room Traits As a life-long Liverpool supporter, I have been lucky enough to experience the landmark that is Anfield and as many Reds fans will agree, we might not be where we are today without the legend that was Bill Shankly; the man who revolutionised the stadium. It was Bill Shankly who kept the changing rooms within the ground somewhat basic in terms of the wooden benches and clothes hooks compared to other teams in the premier league, such as Manchester City, who admittedly have a bit of a larger budget to expand on their changing room! ...

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Workplace Trends - Lockers are In, Clutter is Out

Posted on May 13, 2014

When was the last time that you walked in to your workplace feeling like you’re in college again? While lockers are generally considered to be the hallmarks of schools and gyms, more recently, they are increasingly being used for drafting office plans. Whenever we picture an office, images of congested cubicles and over-crowded private desks flash before us. For a long period of time, the typical illustration of a workplace had been chaotic, but this has changed. There are several reasons for the shift away from a cluttered office to an organised one. Over the years, our working style and interactions have gone through significant changes. Laptops have replaced paper and keyboards have substituted pens. With these technological advancements, personal offices and sprawling desks are being considered as a waste of space and finance. Large office tables are now solely being used as status symbols, reminding employees of their importance in their particular w...

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The Best Storage Ideas

Posted on December 12, 2013

Good storage is a very important part of your home and also your workplace. Storage can make a room look a lot bigger as it can seriously reduce the amount of clutter on show. This results in a more welcoming and relaxing living environment that people enjoy spending time in. Storage can come in a large variety of colours, shapes and sizes and can fit into whatever design or style of room you are looking for. Whether you want a modern, simplistic design, an older fashioned look, or a bright and colourful style, you can find something that will fit perfectly into your home. Below is a short guide to some of the best storage ideas that could benefit your home. Wall Storage Wall storage is one of the best options, particularly in rooms that have a high ceiling as it takes advantage of the space. There are a variety of different types of wall storage available, from a straightforward shelf to a Volani wall system. ...

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The "Key" Solution to Your Problems...

Posted on October 30, 2013

How many times have you wandered around in an aimless attempt to search for a lost pair of car keys? You are sure you left them on the kitchen counter… Or were they in your bag? It’s something which is a commonplace situation in households up and down the UK; the mystery of missing keys. One must admit they are an easy item to misplace. One minute they are in your hand when you are locking your car or when you lock the front door of your house and then, before you know it, you have put them down somewhere or in something, but you can bet your bottom dollar that you won’t be able to remember where on earth they are. Have you ever been in the irritating situation where you have left the house in the morning and you have unknowingly picked up the wrong set of keys? Perhaps you’ve grabbed the keys for the garden shed instead of those for the front door – which proves to be a huge problem when you try to let yourself in later that day. Wouldn’t it be useful if there was a place...

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Workshop Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Posted on September 06, 2013

Workshops are a dangerous place to work due to many health and safety hazards. These hazards can be avoided by putting aside some time to check over the area that employees are working in and provide some storage for tools, equipment and parts. Lets be honest, if a workshop was always tidy and shiny, customers would be a bit worried, but employees should be putting away tools and equipment as they go or once they have finished a job. In addition, nuts, bolts and other bits and bobs to build parts with need to be stored somewhere accessible and simple for employees to quickly grab and get back to the job. Screws, nails, staples, nuts and bolts are small items that need to be stored in small containers that are easy to get to without opening and closing lids. Open fronted stacker bins are ideal for workshops. They are grease and oil resistant and manufactured from wall fluted polypropylene. The light weight, open fronted stacking bins are easy to clean and resistant to most...

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How to Handle and Store Gas Cylinders Safely

Posted 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 receptacle, bundle of cylinders as well as gas cylinders themselves. Hazards of gas cylinders Gas cylinders are known for transporting and store gases under pressure which are used for many different purposes including, chemical processes, medical and laboratory uses, fuel for vehicles, heating and cooking and lots more. The problem is, that there are hazards that come with the cylinders. Some of the main hazards include impact from rapid release...

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Exercise Whilst Travelling to Work

Posted on April 03, 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 travels the most miles via these methods, wins! But it's not just about the winning, its the taking part and considering we won the Silver Green Apple Award last year, we want to keep that up! Any workplace can join in with the campaign or just do it themselves. Most commuters spend at least 30 minutes to 2 hours per day t...

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