Six safety wear basics

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By Debbie Nice, Category Director, Facilities Supplies, VOW  Making sure people are equipped and dressed to do their work safely and healthily should be common sense, but it’s also required by law.

Five ways to make the most of workplace breaks

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It is known that work breaks can play a big role in boosting morale and productivity. Rather than the morning coffee or cuppa causing a drain on working time, there is evidence to show that businesses can generate better results and become more profitable when their workers take regular, high quality breaks, particularly together.

Four ways to start 2017 on a healthier note

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Water is essential at work during a heatwave

Colder temperatures, shorter days and a journey home in the dark see many workers go between home, car and workplace without seeing much daylight in the winter months. Being cooped up indoors makes our vitamin D levels drop at this time of year and also makes us much more susceptible to coughs and colds.

Why the office loo is where it’s at

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For maximising customer relationships and building long term and cross sell business, the office loo is hard to beat. With washroom sales worth an estimated £21 per person per annum and repeat sales in paper and dispenser soap that are not to be sniffed at, the washroom also acts as a potential springboard to reseller… Read more »

Reasons for embracing Fairtrade

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‘Before you finish breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. That quote by Martin Luther King Jr is the inspiration for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 29 February to 13 March on the theme of the ‘Big Fairtrade Breakfast’.

Fire extinguishers – do you know your foam from your powder? Why getting it right could save lives

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When it comes to recommending the right fire extinguisher, knowing which type is best for which kind of fire is potentially life-saving. Although the number of fires in the UK has decreased significantly since smoke alarms became commonplace from the 1990s onwards, the fire services attended 212,500 fires in the home in Great Britain in… Read more »