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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 >>

 
Staying secure: How to protect your business better July 12th, 2018
premium quality lockers

Businesses of all shapes and sizes should pay close attention to security. Whether you operate a whole building or just a single room, protecting your assets is crucial. From computers to legal documents, things of value need to be adequately protected to prevent your business becoming vulnerable. Here are some top tips for business security >> Read the full post >>

 
Should lockers be supplied in schools? Pros and cons explained July 11th, 2018
Stronghold lockers

Items such as our Stronghold lockers are endlessly popular with educational establishments such as schools and colleges, thanks to their bold, bright colours and heavy duty strength and security. However, some schools have chosen not to provide lockers for pupils, as they believe they are not a good idea. We’ve taken a look at some >> Read the full post >>

 
Questions to ask before you go out and buy new lockers July 10th, 2018
ZenBox aluminium lockers

Buying or replacing lockers for your business can be an expensive project. As always, measuring up quality against price has to come into it, but buying the cheapest could be a false economy. Cheap products often mean replacement is required sooner, or that they are just not up to the task at hand, and it’s >> Read the full post >>

 
Is there anywhere you can’t use an UltraBox locker? July 9th, 2018
ultrabox plastic lockers

If you’ve never used plastic lockers before, you might be dubious about their functionality. Are they really as waterproof as the manufacturers claim, and can they be as secure as a traditional metal locker? Let’s find out. Can you use UltraBox plastic lockers outside? You certainly can! UltraBox plastic lockers are completely waterproof, so thy >> Read the full post >>

 
Is it time to upgrade your sports lockers? Here’s what you need to think about July 8th, 2018
coin lockers

Sports lockers such as key or coin lockers are an essential piece of kit for any leisure facility. If you’re looking to upgrade your sports lockers in your gym, leisure centre or other fitness suite, here’s what you need to think about before making your purchase. Size Lockers come in all shapes and sizes, so >> Read the full post >>

 
How to make your staff feel valued at work July 7th, 2018
personal effect lockers

It’s all too easy to think that most employees are simply in it for the money, but in reality, they get a lot more out of their job than that. The majority of workers value appreciation, recognition and encouragement just as much as they value payday. It may well be the salary that attracts them >> Read the full post >>

 
Setting up a staff room: The essentials July 5th, 2018
Bisley lockers

If you’re making over your company staff room, or perhaps moving into a new office, creating a welcoming, relaxing break room can make all the difference to the morale and motivation of your team. Here are some essentials to think about when setting up a staff rom to ensure you get it right. How can >> Read the full post >>

 
Design tips for your leisure centre changing room July 4th, 2018
wet area lockers

If you’re planning a makeover of your gym or leisure centre changing room, or are creating a new business from scratch, keep in mind that the thought and effort you put into this area can have a big impact on your business. Footfall has been shown to significantly increase if customers feel that the changing >> Read the full post >>

 
Design tips for a modern staff room July 3rd, 2018
BuzzBox lockers

Often the most overlooked room in any business is the humble staff room. But this small room can be an incredibly important place for your company, not just as a place to eat lunch or store coats, but also as the place where relationships are made, ideas exchanged, and teams built for the benefit of >> Read the full post >>

 
Could investing in your workplace improve employee performance? July 2nd, 2018
sloping top lockers

The place we work in has a huge impact on the work we do, and in particular to our focus and ability to be productive. In fact, according to recent research, the environment in which we work is the number one influencer of how productive we are. A well designed and furnished office could increase >> Read the full post >>

 
Bookcases Buying Guide July 1st, 2018
bookcases buying guide

Contents Introduction Why use bookcases? Top books on management and leadership How to create a library Questions to ask before shopping for a bookcase Types of bookcases General best practices when buying bookcases Further information   Introduction Bookcases are pieces of furniture that we see everywhere and yet they’re rarely seen in the workplace. Given >> Read the full post >>

 
Could installing lockers improve employee performance? July 1st, 2018
Imperial lockers

There seem to be all sorts of studies around right now about how to improve your employee performance. From adding green plants to the office through to giving away gym memberships, it seems all employers are on the efficiency train to try and get more from their staff. On this note, we’ve got a rather >> Read the full post >>