Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cycle Racks – Helping to make Cycling a viable mode of transport in the UK

Cycle Racks to suit any premises

Cycle Racks to suit any premises

Cost Saver Cycle Racks are a good start.

So, everybody is on a health kick at the moment, right? Well not so fast. Increases in cycling to work over the past year seem to suggest it’s more than just a fad. It’s a lifestyle change.
What are the wider implications on your business? There are many ways you, as an employer / buyer can cater for the evolving needs of your staff. A cost saver cycle rack in terms of simple, secure bike storage whilst at work could be a great start.

Take for example our floor or wall mounted Cost Saver Cycle Racks. Both variations are fully welded. This means they are exceptionally strong. The design is of a minimalist nature. This is intentional to minimise the impact to the aesthetic look of the front façade, sides or rear of your building. Due to these design features the cost of the Cycle Racks are very low and therefore very competitive. If your work involves bike trails in the countryside, these cycle racks are still an excellent option as the impact on the surrounding environment is kept to a minimum.

The floor mounted version needs to be mounted on to concrete for stability and is also available in a 1 bike or 2 bikes configuration. The single bike version can be set more near to obstacles if space is an issue on your premises.

The wall mounted version is for 1 bike each but comes in three different designs. These designs are Scroll, Double “S” or Minimalist. Each wall mounted Cycle Rack can be securely fixed to a wall using screws. There are two versions of each cycle rack. You can choose either a 60˚ or 90˚ angle to the wall position depending on your requirements.

All of our available cycle racks can be viewed here.

As our nation continues to change its view of cycling from sports and leisure to a legitimate mode of transport, the call for products such as cycle racks will increase.

Your business will be looking to purchase as efficiently as possible while at the same time catering for the needs of your staff. Cost Saver Cycle Racks are an ideal start if you have been looking into the health benefits of cycling to work and/or the cost implications to your business.

The Times published an article called “Commuting by bike soars by nearly a fifth” in March 2013. It explains why the rise in popularity and to a lesser extent the government stance moving forward.

You would be better off buying a cycle rack!

You would be better off buying a cycle rack!

As a company Workplace Products prides itself on providing commercial and industrial products that will help boost productivity and promote a healthier lifestyle for the people of our great nation, the UK.

CoSHH Regulations on Hazardous Storage

It is essential in today’s work environment to choose the correct hazardous storage.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (CoSHH) is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health.  Most businesses use substances or products, that are mixtures of substances, which are considered hazardous and could cause potential harm to employees and other people. Some substances are easily recognisable as harmful. But common substances such as paint, bleach, or dust from natural materials may also be harmful. Employees’ exposure to hazardous substances can be prevented or reduced by taking the following simple steps. Firstly, identifying the health hazards and providing suitable control measures. Then, maintaining these control measures and providing information and training for employees or people at risk.

For more in-depth information on CoSHH regulations and how to manage hazardous substances consult the HSE guide ‘Working with Substances Hazardous to Health: A Brief Guide to CoSHH’.

To conform to the CoSHH regulations hazardous substances must also be correctly stored and transported. HSE guidelines state that all hazardous storage should be:

  • Able to contain a leakage or spillage
  • Constructed of non-combustible material
  • Secured against unauthorised access

Workplace Products have a range of CoSHH cabinets and cupboards that ensure the separate storage and transportation of hazardous substances to comply with the CoSHH regulations.

The CoSHH range consists of cupboards ideal for all working environments, such as: hazardous storage cabinets, flammable storage cabinets, Acid and Alkali cupboards and Agrochemical storage cabinets. The hazardous storage cabinets feature:

  • Handles with 2-point locking to ensure that unauthorised access is not grantedHazardous Storage
  • Adjustable spill-retaining galvanised shelves for superior spill management
  • Integral sump for handling spillages through the use of absorbents

In the hazardous storage range there are also available wall mounted cupboards, 500 mm high stands with an adjustable foot for uneven surfaces, and floor chests which have a welded integrated sump, a angled lid to discourage article placement and a hasp and staple lock.

For further information on hazardous storage and CoSHH cabinets please take a look at Workplace Products new website or contact our Sales team.

New Workplace Products Website

We’ve just launched our brand new Workplace Products website!

New workplace products website

Why not go and take a look at www.workplace-products.co.uk and see for yourself?

It’s packed full of everything you’ll need for your business or workplace. Featuring lockers, shelving, workbenches, office furniture and much much more, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.

All of our products are easily found via our main navigation bar at the top of the page. Alternatively you can use the powerful search bar functionality to quickly find the products you require.

Buying online from Workplace Products has never been so easy, and our new website is no exception. If you don’t already have an online account with us, simply click ‘My Account’ in the basket area at the top of the website, then hit the big blue button ‘CREATE AN ACCOUNT’. It’s that simple!  You’ll be ready to place your order in no-time what so ever.

We’ve worked hard in making your experience on our new site an easy one. If you do have trouble finding a product or you’d like to find out more about a specific product or range, then just simply start a live chat session with one of our friendly sales operatives.

To keep up-to-date with all the products and pricing please sign up to our newsletter.  We’ll drop you an email twice a week with all the latest news and offers, some of which will be online exclusive so it’s always worth taking a look and seeing when you can improve and save.

Via the buttons in the top middle of the site, you also have the option to view a digital version of our 896 page printed catalogue. And if you really like to flick through a catalogue to browse, you can order a printed version to be posted out to you.

What-ever your industry, we look forward to seeing you soon on Workplace Products new website!