Desk fans help workers keep cool

By Debbie Nice, Facilities Supplies Category Director

 

From office and factory workers to schoolchildren and healthcare professionals, when the heat is on, working or studying can be a challenge for anyone.

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By Debbie Nice, Facilities Supplies Category Director

 

Although the hygiene spotlight is most often on food businesses, keeping and handling food safely is just as important in a non-food based workplace. Read more »

Most resellers don’t need reminding that facilities supplies is a golden opportunity. This £5 billion UK market is seen as a key route for reseller diversification because it is growing and continues to be less affected by consumer trends and changing work patterns than other categories. Read more »

When it comes to giving employees what they want, healthy tea is on the rise.

Although our love of a mug of builder’s isn’t disappearing overnight, with around 165 million cups drunk each day in the UK and one in three people still having sugar in their tea, more of us are turning to healthier alternatives at break times. Read more »

‘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’. Read more »

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 2013-14 (Department for Communities and Local Government’s Fire Statistics report.) Read more »

Cross selling is all about supplementing a customer’s original purchase with complementary products. If, like many, you’ve scrolled down a retailer’s site to see what ‘other customers also bought’ or arranged car hire through the airline you’ve just booked a flight with, then the practice becomes obvious. Read more »

If more bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quickly and used defibrillators where available, thousands more people could survive cardiac arrests each year. Read more »