If you’re looking to improve the organisation and efficiency or your work environment but struggle with space, it might be time you considered Mezzanine Flooring.
Whilst a fantastic solution for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and retail premises there are a number of regulation and health and safety practices both employers and employees should be aware of.
We’ve discussed these below, so read on for more information or contact our specialist team for your mezzanine flooring.
A little cramped for space? Struggle to find inventory and stock at the snap of a finger? If so, its time you invested some thought into reorganising your warehouse or other commercial property.
Think of it like this; would you really expect an office employee to work productively and efficiently if their desk was piled high with papers, accessories, and folders? No.
Equally, you and your employees can’t run efficiently if the organisation and planning behind the scenes isn’t optimised to allow staff to do so. Quality mezzanine floors can benefit you in a number of ways including:
According to the Health and Safety Executive falls from height contribute as a significant cause of injury. Whether risks from low height or the more obvious risk of falling from a distance, mezzanine flooring is a common area of concern.
As such, employers should take this seriously and assess their workplace, workforce, and the procedures in place. Employees have general legal duties to take reasonable care of themselves and others but it is ultimately down to you as the employer to ensure everyone complies with Health and Safety duties which generally include:
The team at Bristol Storage have more than 40 years of experience in the industry with a specialist team who can supply, fit, and design mezzanine flooring for your premises.
So, whether you’re looking for extra-storage, mezzanine floors for offices, or multi-tier mezzanine flooring we can help.
Interested? Give us a call on 0117 955 5211 for more information on how to maximise space for your business.
Client: Contract Flooring Solutions Ltd
Based in Bromsgrove, Contract Flooring Solutions Ltd are a nationwide flooring supplier and installer, dedicated to providing complete flooring solutions to UK House Builders and Housing Associations.
Due to the expansion of Contract Flooring Solutions Ltd to a new purpose built warehouse in Bromsgrove, Bristol Storage Equipment were invited to quote for the supply and installation of a new carpet racking system.
Bristol Storage impressed the client enough to win the contract thanks to competitive pricing, personable service and a wealth of experience and knowledge.
Supplying heavy duty carpet racking designed at 9000mm High and up to 5000mm deep, this heavy duty system was capable of storing loads of over 3000Kgs per level. Using the highest quality storage equipment and specialist decking manufactured specifically for use with carpet racks, a total of 8 carpet racks were installed with a total of 46 bays each containing 11 storage levels – that’s a lot of carpet!
The client had suffered with rack damage on their old racking system, therefore rack protection was installed and steel buffer rail was laid down in order to protect the bottom beam level from fork lift truck damage.
Heavy Duty Walkway Barrier was also installed around the new office area.
The project was installed in line with strict timescales and Bristol storage worked closely with Contract flooring to create an installation schedule that would suit both parties. It was agreed that racks would be handed over in phases to enable Contract Flooring Solutions to vacate the existing warehouse and move carpet over to the new site as the new carpet racks became available.
Bristol Storage were also on hand to strip down the existing racking from old site, and rebuild it as required at the new site.
Amcor is a global leader in responsible global packaging solutions supplying a broad range of rigid & flexible packaging products into the food, beverage, healthcare, home and personal care and tobacco packaging industries
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After successfully carrying out rack repair works in the warehouse, Bristol Storage Equipment were invited to quote for some storage racking to another work area of the site where there was a requirement to create a neat and tidy environment to meet health and safety guidelines.
Installation of galvanised shelving for bulky and awkward hand loaded items. All shelves were fitted with heavy duty steel decks to take loads of up to nearly 500Kgs per level. Having successfully worked with the company on projects in the past, Bristol Storage were asked to advise on the most suitable solution for creating a clean and efficient work area
Each bay is fitted with 4 Beam Levels including steel decking panels to each level.
Safe Working Load Signs provided. All load signs supplied inline with SEMA guidelines.
480 Kgs per level
Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company, founded on July 5, 1994, by Jeff Bezos and based in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.
Bristol Storage were invited to quote for stores area shelving at a new Amazon distribution centre in Coalville, Leicestershire. Having previously kitted out the stores area for Amazon in Swansea, the client wanted to replicate the specification previously supplied.
Installation of stores shelving for small parts storage and pallet racking with pull-out dividers for palletised loads. Bristol Storage specified Dexion HI280 shelving with full height dividers to each level. Dexion P90 pallet racking was also specified as the perfect racking solution. Pull out units were fitted to the ground level racking locations to enable picking directly from pallets.
Dexion P90 Pallet Racking with Pull Out Units
Dexion HI280 Shelving System with Full Height Dividers
Dexion HI280 Shelving
All bays fully clad – steel cladding to side frames and back
Dexion HI280 Dividers
Dexion P90 Racking
Dexion P90 Pull Out Units
Pull Out Units to be fitted to ground level of each racking bay. 2 units per bay.
Load Capacity up to 1000Kgs per unit
Finished in RAL 5010 Blue
Complete warehouse fit out including pallet racking, a jumbo stud party wall, warehouse office complete in line with building control requirements and economic LED lighting system to both warehouse and office.
Kent Foods Limited are an Ingredients Supplier for Bakers, Confectioners and Food Manufacturers. Offering a cost-effective route between manufacturer and user, Kent Foods adds value by reducing your onward selling, administration and distribution costs. Growing from a small organisation into a Europe wide company with the resources and capability to support the sales and distribution of products throughout the UK, Ireland and north-western Europe.
Never under appreciate the importance of your garden shed. It has likely taken a battering from hail, snow, and torrential wind this year already.
And although it may look a little bit tired right now, you’ll soon be back in there come the sunshine. Therefore, we think you should pay it a little attention and some TLC. With the help of Bristol Storage we want you to take pride in your shed and show it off this season. Take a look at our top tips below:
Some men take sanctuary in their man sheds – it’s the one place they can unleash their masculinity and get away from the obstacles life throws at them. So make sure you get the most out of your shack with these easy maintenance products and tips.
The last thing anyone wants out of their safe haven is another disorganised, clutter filled room, meaning that you can’t utilise its full potential. Why not take a look at these products that can lend a helping hand:
Now we’ve got the shed tidied up, you’ll need somewhere to work.
What better way is there to boost your productivity than having a high quality, durable work bench to not only keep you safe, but to maximise your creativity? Every household has the same basic needs; new items need to be built, or old items need to be fixed. But these aren’t the kind of activities that you can simply carry out on the kitchen side or the dining table. No – you need to treat your newly organised shed to its very own workbench.
Finally, you have a newly tidied shed with a handy workbench but the crucial piece of the puzzle is to maintain all that effort with some organisational skills.
We offer a huge range of shelving, racking and work benches perfect for both at home and at work. If you need help choosing what would be best for you this summer, give one of our team a call on 01179 555 211 and we will be happy to tell you all that you need to know.
Logholme Ltd are specialist cheese makers based in Axebridge near Weston Super Mare. Bristol Storage were invited to quote for replacing the existing Drive In Racking that was due for replacement having served the company well but, unlike the cheese, had passed its sell by date.
Bristol Storage Equipment specified Dexion Racking for this drive in application. The brief was to rack out an existing storage area in the factory with Drive-in racking which is best suited to the storage of food and long lift products when the FILO (First In Last Out) principle is most effective. Benefits of the Dexion drive in system includes:
Load DataUK Pallet 1200mm W x 1000mm D x 1300mm H – 850Kgs per Pallet
This project was completed within two days and was installed using SEIRS installation teams in accordance with SEMA.Customer Comment:
Seahawk Marine Foods Ltd are specialist importers and distributors of the worlds finest seafoods. Founded in 1982 and with a head office in Trowbridge, Bristol Storage were invited to quote for racking out a new cold store warehouse in London.
Bristol Storage Equipment specified Dexion Racking for this cold store application. The brief was to rack out two areas of the new site, the main warehouse used for cold storage and a smaller picking warehouse which was also operating at cold store temperature.
All Beam levels fitted with Dexion Steel Mesh Decks.
This project was completed within a two week program as Bristol Storage worked closely with the client to maintain the strict schedule required in order to achieve Seahawk’s move in date. The client was delighted with the project and we were then asked to provide a rack labelling solution.
Danbury Motor caravans are world renowned for their conversions of beautiful retro style VW T2's, the multi-purpose VW T5 and VW Caddy's.
With a 40,000 square foot factory in Bristol, this long established business chose Bristol Storage to fit out their warehouse and production facility with a storage mezzanine system and a single-skin steel partition screen.
Working closely with the client to find the best solution, Bristol Storage provided a detailed quote and drawing.
This enabled the client to make a fully informed decision.
Installation took just 3 days.
A steel partition was required to create a dividing wall between two areas of the showroom.
The partitioning was finished in a ‘gleaming white’ in-keeping with the pristine Danbury showroom.
Technical drawings of the system were issued and once approved by the client, we could start work!
The 19m long x 3.5m high partition was installed in just one day with minimum disruption.
This project was completed within budget and on time.
This allowed Danbury to push on with their expansion plans ahead of the New Year.
The client was delighted with the project and we were then asked to provide a solution for a tyre storage racking solution in the newly refurbished workshop.
October is the month of pumpkins, witches, ghostly ghouls and all things that scare the living daylights out of us. Love it or hate it, Halloween is looming and as children and adults look forward to dressing up and giving their neighbours a fright night, we thought we’d take a look at the story of Halloween and where it all started.
We’ve also come across a recent article detailing the potential horror that can occur in the workplace, not just at Halloween, but all year round. Therefore we thought it best to help you avoid living your own horror stories with a few safety guidelines in regards to Mezzanine Flooring.
Most Halloween traditions are thought to hark back to the ancient Celtic day of the dead and there is a history or story behind many of the mysterious customs we take part in.
Perhaps the most popular aspect of Halloween is dressing up and going door to door to ‘trick or treat’. This practice can be traced right back to the first few centuries of the Christian era. It was thought that the souls of the dead were roaming around along with ghosts, witches and demons, so people left out food and drink to placate them. Centuries later, people began dressing like these scary creatures, performing tricks in return for food and drink.
And what about carving pumpkins and bobbing for apples? Even this seems to have come from Samhain, which is a very important date in the Pagan calendar, marking the Feast of the Dead.
But it’s not just the tradition of Halloween that conjures up some scary stories. We’ve heard some terrifying tales from our own industry.
Mezzanine flooring solutions are becoming increasingly popular. It’s a quick and cost effective way for businesses to increase their retail, warehouse, production or office space without the upheaval of moving locations or embarking on a substantial building programme.
Here at Bristol Storage we’ve been designing and building mezzanine floors for awide range of commercial uses for many years. Each one is an individually tailored design which takes into account our clients’ precise requirements as well as on-site conditions, building regulations, safety and access.
However, not all mezzanines are built and maintained to our exacting standards. In fact some of them are real horrors.
According to one report, a tissue manufacturer was fined £10,000 after a worker fell through a mezzanine floor, six meters above the ground. The accident happened as the 39 year old man was helping to hose down machinery during a two-week shutdown at the factory where he worked. Luckily, the man managed to cling to the hole he had fallen through and pull himself back up. Although he suffered bruising to his arms, chest and jaw, it could have been so much worse if he’d fallen onto the concrete floor below.
Following a safety at work investigation, the Health & Safety Executive found that the accident happened because a metal grating gave way as the man walked across the mezzanine floor. The company was liable because they didn’t have a suitable inspection and maintenance regime in place – despite it being in a humid area and susceptible to rust.
Thankfully, we can get to sleep at night without worrying about nightmares like this because all of our mezzanines are constructed from lightweight steel, with edge protection systems and moisture resistant decking as standard. We also supply mezzanine staircases and pallet gates designed with your employees’ safety in mind. In fact we’re one of only 20 companies nationwide to be given the SEMA seal of approval.
So here at Bristol Storage, we do all we can to ensure the highest levels of safety but there is also plenty that employers can do to ensure a safe working environment for their employees who work at height – indeed, many of these are a legal requirement.
If you’re an employer, it’s your responsibility to consider if your employees are at risk from working at height and if necessary, put steps in place to manage these risks. After all, everyone deserves a safe working environment. If you want to find out more, you can download this handy step-by-step guide, produced by the Health & Safety Executive.
We hope you all have fun this Halloween. If you’re thinking about maximising your space by installing a mezzanine floor, avoid any of the horrors by letting us handle everything for you. Just give us a call on 01179 555 211 and have a chat with our experienced and knowledgeable team.