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.
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
Click here to buy this galvanised steel shelving for your storeroom online now.
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
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.
This month Bristol Storage Equipment Ltd are very pleased to announced that we have qualified as a member of the SEMA distributor group; The British Trade Association of the Storage Equipment Industry.
Despite always ensuring that we comply with the latest standards of SEMA guidelines this recognition is a fantastic achievement and just another reason that our customers can rest assured that all our products and services are of the greatest quality.
As always, the Bristol Storage installation teams are SEIRS registered and all work that is carried out runs in accordance with the SEMA Codes of Practice. Every member of SEMA has achieved or is committed to achieving certification BS EN ISO 9000 in interface with a Quality Assessment Schedule (QAS 2000) which deals with the specific requirements of design, manufacture and installation of the principal products supplied by the Association members.
We don’t like to brag, well maybe we do a little, but it isn’t easy to get accreditation from SEMA and there are currently only a handful of businesses who hold it nationwide. Companies must have been in business for a minimum of 2 years and hold a distributorship from a recognised manufacturer of storage equipment.
This is all very well, but who are SEMA we hear you ask? Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) are an organisation committed to promoting and extending the safe design, installation and use of storage equipment manufactured and supplied by its members. Their seal of approval not only benefits customers but the industry, through the distribution of technical advice and information on trading opportunities.
SEMA have established codes of practice that must be adhered to in order to conform to the latest health and safety regulations in relation to the installation of racking, shelving and all other forms of storage equipment. SEMA guidelines also cover product design and health and safety legislation. Ensuring that standards are adopted by public and professional bodies in accordance with the interest of the industry, it is crucial that your storage system is built to meet such requirements.
Here at Bristol Storage Equipment we've had to demonstrate a high level of commitment to safety standards and ensure that we adhere to industry codes of practice. But did you know that members must commit to a random audit of their work in order to be accredited? What better way to truly ensure great products, installation and service than knowing a company has been professionally and independently audited, and at random too. And the whole process that is audited, from quotation to sign-off.
As mentioned previously SEMA ensures the provision of quality products and system as well as a systematic and well-managed delivery. Below are just a few of SEMA seal of approval benefits for our customers:
Bristol Storage are leading inspectors of pallet racking and mezzanine flooring within Bristol and the South West. We understand the importance of keeping your pallet racking and shelving maintenance up to scratch and that the safety of your stock and personal are of the utmost importance.
Regular inspection can help reduce both insurance premiums and maintenance costs. Inspection can also induce investigations into the cause of any damage to racking which can result in improved operating methods and reduced maintenance costs. Our team recommends the Annual Pallet Racking Health Check to ensure your pallet racking meets the current health and safety regulations as well as the SEMA codes and guidelines.
Even more, the Bristol Storage installation teams are all SEIRS registered. The Storage Equipment Installers Registration Scheme (SEIRS) is one of the most important measure brought in by SEMA. The industry specific training programme has been designed by industry professionals in order to train installation teams in line with the SEMA installation guidelines and codes of practice. It is highly recommended that any installation, relocation or removal of storage equipment is carried out by a SEIRS qualified installer which ultimately ensures the safety of your warehouse storage equipment in adherence with SEMA guidelines.
Now that you know Bristol Storage are qualified members of the SEMA distributor group, what better time to get in touch. With many years of industry experience and a track record of delivering quality warehouse racking systems and mezzanine flooring the team at Bristol Storage can help. Just give us a call on 0117 955 5211 for more information and advice.
We love Easter.
Apart from Christmas it is the only time of year when it is completely acceptable to eat our body weight in egg shape chocolates. And since the arrival of these delicious treats in supermarkets everywhere since February, we’ve probably already had our fair share.
Therefore, we’d thought we’d be generous this Easter and share our favourite treats with you. They couldn’t be easier to get your hands on. Simply purchase your order online this Easter Sunday (5th April 2015) and we’ll gift you with a free Easter egg.
There’s plenty of products to choose from this April, just take a look below:
Pallet racking is a great solution for small warehouses and overcoming the pitfalls of your currently unorganised system. These reliable and durable systems utilise the available space in your warehouse ensuring that you can store away high density, and high volume bulk inventory.
Why wouldn’t you want to be able to access your storage easily and conveniently? Besides, it makes economic sense to make use of every space in your warehouse, doesn’t it? And in doing so you can continue to encourage improved safety measure as employees and your inventory itself isn’t jeopardised by poorly stored items.
Rather than the extortionate costs of extensions of even company relocation you could maximise the use of your current warehouse with mezzanine flooring. The additional space works great in offices, retail, and production space where you can make better use of redundant space.
With a range of shelving options available at Bristol Storage you can organise your offices, warehouses and even homes with a variety of products. These clever storing solutions, which are simple yet effective, come in a range of designs specific for industrial use, stock rooms, mobile options and even you home garages.
Do you want to redesign the layout of your workplace, either temporarily or for the long term future? Steel Partitions are an ideal choice when you need to create designated areas within your current workplace. Whether that may be offices within factories and warehouses, clean room environments or high security cages and private work areas, Bristol Storage will provide a full site survey, design, and installation service.
To receive your free Easter Egg this April, simply place an online order with Bristol Storage before midnight on Sunday 5th April 2015. For further information on any of our products give the team a call on 0117 963 7979, or alternatively find more information about our range of products on our website.
If you can’t make decent shelving, then is it worth the time to FAKE it?
We’re not just fans of all things warehouse racking here at Bristol Storage HQ – we’re also pretty partial to a bit of clever domestic shelving solutions you can use at home – well, its all about maximising your space wherever you are, isn’t it?
So we’d like to present our most favourite “fake” built in shelving ideas we found online:
This is literally “centsational!”
The author, Kate, who blogs over at her Centsational Girl blog, writes up on turning four Ikea Billy shelves into one fitted built-in bookcase and it looks absolutely awesome.
Check out her blog post as it provides easy instructions (with photos) on how you can build the same in literally a weekend!
Built in Bookcase
Another built in book case, all the way from Ashli in British Columbia (nice part of the world!). We love the final finish – looks stunning and really makes the room - why not take a look for yourselves here?
Turning Ikea furniture into custom built-ins – Erin and her husband show how they changed 2 “plain” Ikea Hennes glass door cabinets into exquisitely fitted cabinets with just a few simple modifications.
A really detailed piece on spraying and wallpapering onto Ikea furniture to create a jaw dropping piece of built in bedroom furniture. Lovely, Jenny shows some real creative flair in converting this piece of Ikea furniture into a custom fitted shelving system (a.k.a fitted wardrobe!)
Floor to Ceiling
Chris took up the mantle after seeing Centsational Girl’s blog post (see link at the top of this piece) and she has come up with quality floor to ceiling shelving that looks great!
With clever coving and using the wall’s original skirting board as the bookcases base you’d never think it was 2 standalone bookcases.
So what clever storage and shelving have you seen recently? Let us know!
If you are on the hunt for new racking then you are not alone. Racking comes in a variety of shapes, styles and applications and is useful in so many ways. Are you looking for garage storage to aid that New Year clear out? Does your business require a more efficient storage system to support your expansion plans? Finding the right racking system is crucial whether it be pallet racking for warehouses, longspan racking for store rooms or boltless shelving for domestic use.
Depending on your requirements your storage system can be purchased on a budget. Even heavy duty racking systems can be affordable if you’re shopping in the right place. There is a solution for you no matter what your budget.
With great deals on racking and shelving available all year round, there is no reason to look anywhere other than Bristol Storage. From top of the range Dexion pallet racking to boltless racks and workbenches, you will find the right solution at our online store.
To find out more about the perfect storage system for you, visit the website or call one of our experts with your requirements on 0117 955 5211. Together we will ensure you get the most efficient racking system for your application.
Know what you need? Fill out our Quick Quote Form and a team member will get back to you at your convenience.
All warehouse managers or employees will be familiar with the need for heavy duty shelving. Even if you think you need light duty shelving, do you know what you will be storing in the future?
When addressing your need for storage, think long term. Whilst the short term costs may be slightly higher for a decent quality racking system, my advice would be to invest now to avoid having to fork out for another new storage system when the cheap one gets found out.
With such a wide variety of racking and shelving systems to suit any budget, Bristol Storage should be your first and only stop for the UK’s finest quality warehouse storage solutions. With a range of heavy duty shelves available we can advise you on the most suitable racking for your application. Just tell us what you're storing and how much it weighs and we’ll find the shelving system to match. It really is that simple with Bristol Storage Equipment.
In terms of our industrial warehouse racking, there really is no limit to the weight that can be stored. If you are looking for a warehouse pallet racking system then Bristol Storage can offer you the choice of the most trusted brands in the storage industry. As approved stockists for Dexion, Link 51, Apex Linvar, Redirack, PSS and a host of other pallet racking manufacturers, we really have got all bases covered in finding the most efficient and effective storage solution for your business.
We don’t stop at shelving either! Depending on what you're storing then you may be after some storage bins such as these Dexion Maxi Bins (ideal for small parts). Check out the entire range of small parts storage available at Bristol Storage.
We know you’ll be happy with the product and the service you receive from Bristol Storage. We offer the highest quality in racking and shelving systems for warehouses, store rooms, stock areas, garages and even for your office at home.
Your search for shelving starts and stops with Bristol Storage.
You can now order the fantastic Dexion Hi280 Shelving system with the click of a button!
Dexion Hi280 is a high quality steel shelving system suitable for use in warehouses, store rooms or even in your garage at home.
We now stock the following sizes online for super fast dispatch:
Open bays and closed bays available.
Store up to 140Kgs per level with this range of industrial steel shelving.
Dexion Hi280 is used by businesses across the world and is available in narrow aisle as well as multi tier configurations of up to 12 metres high, meaning it really is the most flexible shelving system around. It also has the quality guaranteed with any Dexion product.