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Educational furniture buying guide September 1st, 2019
Educational furniture buying guide

Contents Introduction Before we begin Chairs and seating Desks Tables Other school furniture Top tips for classroom design Best practices when buying educational furniture Further information   Introduction With pressures of OFSTED, budget cuts and everything else that goes with running a school, thinking about your educational furniture choices might not be high on your >> Read the full post >>

 
Workshop equipment buying guide August 1st, 2019
workshop equipment buying guide

Contents Introduction Workbench buying guide Workshop storage buying guide Seating for your workshop Flooring for your workshop Health and safety considerations for your workshop Advice on buying workshop equipment Further information   Introduction No matter what kind of work you’re carrying out, your workshop is one of the places where you spend most of your >> Read the full post >>

 
Steps and Ladders Buying Guide July 1st, 2019
Steps and Ladders Buying Guide

Contents Intro Types of steps and ladders Working at height: What you need to know Questions to ask before shopping for a ladder Choosing a ladder Ladder accessories Ladder safety tips General best practices when buying steps and ladders Further information   Intro Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast planning on home improvements or a contractor >> Read the full post >>

 
Health and Safety Buying Guide June 1st, 2019
Health and Safety Buying Guide

Contents Introduction What is health and safety at work? Your responsibilities as an employer Choosing what health and safety equipment your business needs Fire extinguishers First Aid Health & Safety Literature PPE Hygiene Further information     Introduction Getting your head around the health and safety requirements in your business needn’t be an arduous task. >> Read the full post >>

 
Cleaning and hygiene buying guide                                                 May 1st, 2019
cleaning and hygiene buying guide

Contents Introduction Considerations for buying cleaning equipment How do you want to clean your floor? Choosing a commercial vacuum cleaner Choosing the right mop Trolleys and carousels Best practice strategies for buying commercial cleaning equipment Further information     Introduction Commercial grade cleaning and hygiene requires specialist equipment and chemicals. There are many considerations to >> Read the full post >>

 
Signs Buying Guide April 1st, 2019
signs buying guide

Contents Introduction Why do you need signs? Legislation around signage How to choose the correct signs Questions to ask before shopping for signs Choosing signs Types of signs General best practices when buying signs Further information     Introduction Signs are all around us, every day. They are used to instruct us and warn us, >> Read the full post >>

 
Filing Cabinets Buying Guide March 1st, 2019
Filing Cabinets Buying Guide

Contents Introduction Why choose filing cabinets? Get your office filing under control Rules for archiving Questions to ask before shopping for a filing cabinet Choosing a filing cabinet General best practices when buying filing cabinets Further information   Introduction Filing cabinets are an integral part of most office furniture and storage systems. They are where >> Read the full post >>

 
Display and Presentation Buying Guide February 1st, 2019
Display and Presentation Buying Guide

Contents Introduction Why choose display and presentation equipment? Questions to ask before shopping for display and presentation equipment Choosing display and presentation equipment Types of display and presentation equipment How to deliver a top-class presentation Creating eye-catching visual displays General best practices when buying display and presentation equipment Further information     Introduction Visual displays >> Read the full post >>

 
Premises Management Buying Guide January 1st, 2019

Contents Intro Types of premises management equipment What is premises management? What makes a good premises manager Top tips for effective premises management Implementing a good waste management system Questions to ask before shopping for premises management items. General best practices when buying premises management equipment Further information     Introduction Premises management is a >> Read the full post >>

 
Shelving and Racking Buying Guide December 1st, 2018
Shelving and Racking Buying Guide

Contents Introduction Considerations for buying shelving and racking Checklist for buying shelving and racking Choosing the right shelving and racking Organising your workspace Storeroom health & safety tips General best practices when buying office furniture Further information   Introduction Every workplace needs proper storage systems in place; they help you to maintain items safely and >> Read the full post >>

 
Office Furniture Buying Guide November 1st, 2018
Office Furniture Buying Guide

Contents Introduction Deciding what office furniture you need Office chairs buying guide Office desks buying guide Office storage buying guide Get in touch   Introduction Choosing office furniture is a crucial part of setting up your office space. Whether you’re refurbishing an existing office, setting up shop for the first time or simply adding capacity >> Read the full post >>

 
Lockers Buying Guide October 1st, 2018
Lockers Buying Guide

Contents Introduction Why use lockers? Business Security Questions to ask before shopping for lockers Choosing lockers Using lockers safely General best practices when buying office furniture Further information   Introduction Lockers can be incredibly useful; they provide a compact and secure storage solution for the workplace that allows people to store valuables, keep equipment away >> Read the full post >>

 
Office Chairs Buying Guide September 1st, 2018
Office Chairs Buying Guide

Contents Introduction What are office chairs? General Ergonomics Office chairs safety tips Questions to ask before shopping for office chairs Choosing office chairs Types of office chairs General best practices when buying office chairs Further information         Introduction The humble office chair has evolved a lot over the years and there is >> Read the full post >>

 
Office Cupboards Buying Guide August 1st, 2018
Office Cupboards Buying Guide

Contents Introduction Why choose office cupboards Workplace organisation – the 5S methodology Questions to ask before shopping for office cupboards Choosing an office cupboard Types of office cupboards Implementing an office filing system General best practices when buying office cupboards Further information       Introduction The humble office cupboard is often an afterthought when >> Read the full post >>

 
What PPE should you have in your locker? July 18th, 2018
PPE

Making the workplace safe for employees is not only good for business, it’s a legal requirement too. Safety at work can include training, supervision, equipment maintenance and hazard management, and in some situations a certain amount of PPE, or personal protective equipment, may be necessary. PPE should be a last resort for employers, as the >> Read the full post >>

 
What is BioCote, and do you need it? July 17th, 2018
biocote

You may have noticed that many of our lockers, including Sixto lockers, mention the inclusion of something called BioCote. If you’ve never come across this protective product, you may be wondering what exactly it is and why you would need it on your lockers. Here’s what you need to know about BioCote and why it’s >> Read the full post >>

 
Want to encourage cycling to work? Here’s how to make it more attractive July 16th, 2018
cycle to work

Cycling to work can make employees healthier, wealthier and happier too. There’s reams of research on the benefits of regular cycling, and as an employer it can help you cut your carbon emissions too. However, knowing the benefits of cycling and actually getting people to do it are two very different things. Here are some >> Read the full post >>

 
Top design hacks for a more welcoming staff area July 15th, 2018
break room

Despite 90 per cent of employers claiming to encourage regular breaks, less than a quarter of workers take any sort of break apart from lunch. Regular breaks have been proven to improve focus, concentration and productivity, and having a welcoming break room for your staff is the first step towards encouraging more effective breaks. We’ve >> Read the full post >>

 
Tips to encourage children to take responsibility at school July 14th, 2018
responsibility

As a teacher, instilling a sense of responsibility in the children we work with is just as important a part of our job as any element of the current curriculum. Not only will it create more rounded individuals who are ready for life outside the classroom, it can also make our job much easier when >> Read the full post >>

 
The most secure lockers: Explained July 13th, 2018
fully welded lockers

Lockers are designed to keep our most precious items safe while we are otherwise engaged. If you’re looking to purchase lockers for your school, business or leisure facility, you’ll undoubtedly be keen to invest in the most secure lockers available. Here’s what you need to know about security of lockers: The attributes of different locker >> Read the full post >>