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JCQ Exam Cabinets

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The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) have regulations in place for secure storage of exam papers for GCSE, A Levels, Scottish Highers and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and universities. When it comes to storing exam papers, centres must make sure they follow all guidelines set by the JCQ.

Exam papers must be stored securely in a room within a centre’s campus, there is a preference for this room to be on an upper floor with no windows or limited windows which must have bars fitted. Doors must also have a secure locking system with 2 to 4 people having access.

The JCQ’s requirement is ‘a box within a box’, so in a centre’s secure room there needs to be space for storage such as a strong non-portable safe, non-portable security cabinet with multi-point locking system or metal cabinet with full length external locking bar, bolted to a wall or the floor. As with access to the secure room only 2-4 people can access the storage where exam papers are kept.

Here at Safety Storage Centre we have multiple choices on offer for fire resistant document cabinets, most of which are perfect for any establishment needing to follow the JCQ guidelines. The cabinets we have available vary in size, fire rating and price. But whichever you purchase from the list below will be great at keeping your exam papers safe before and after the exams have taken place.

See below how they compare. If you are interested in looking further into a model, click through to the website by clicking the link. Alternatively give one of our friendly sales team a call on 01724 281044 and they will help you find the cabinet that is best for you.

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Most commonly stolen household possessions

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The motivation of the average burglar is easy enough to understand. They target your home because they want to strip it of all the valuables they can. When it comes to protecting the home, a good way to do that is to identify what, exactly, they’re after and how you can ensure they don’t get their hands on it.

Most burglars take advantage of an opportunity for theft when they see it. A door left open, a bike left in plain sight, a clear unsecure window, these are the opportunities they’re looking for. During these impromptu robberies, it’s the easiest-to-grab items they will take. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly stolen items and what you can do to protect them.

Smartphones

Small, easily concealed, and very easy to pick up and run, a smartphone left lying unattended will be one of the very first things a burglar takes on entering a home. Nowadays, smartphones come with features that can help you stop unauthorised access. For instance, linking it to a Google account can help you not only track the phone, but find its location so that you can alert the authorities.

Mobile computing devices

Many mobile computing devices, including tablets and laptops, come with similar features and software you can install that allows you to track it. There are also small devices that can be attached to your electronics that can cause an alarm when they are disturbed or act as a GPS tracker. If you have a decent sized home safe, you can also keep those devices locked away when they’re not in use.

Home entertainment

Our home entertainment systems are getting more sophisticated and, as a result, much more valuable. Your 4K 3D HD television, game consoles, and surround sound systems are light, very portable, and extremely easy to sell. You can secure things like TVs just as you would secure your bike. Using a heavy-duty chain and access caps, you can lock it to the wall mount or display stand so that it can’t simply be lifted. What’s more, those asset protection devices can be attached to all of your electronics, triggering a security system, if the devices are moved without the right authorisation steps being taken ahead of time. For smaller home entertainment devices such as VR headsets or game console accessories, home safes can provide complete protection.

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Cash and jewellery

Many people still keep cash savings in the home, whether it’s the Christmas piggy bank or your more substantial emergency fund. Jewellery is just as commonly found in the average household and can be just as valuable. Jewellery boxes, even those with locks and hidden compartments, are no match for a dedicated thief who will simply take it with them. The only effective protection on the market is bolted down home safes that are too heavy to easily transport and well secured against invasion.

Bicycles

In the UK, a bicycle is stolen approximately every minute. Since they can simply be ridden or wheeled away, they make not only the perfect portable steal but also a getaway vehicle. An expensive bicycle can be sold at an easy profit on online marketplaces. Registering your bicycle number and Radio Frequency Identification tagging can help the authorities recognise a stolen bike much more easily. However, investing in a premium quality D-Lock is still the most effective way to protect it. It acts not only as a preventative measure but also as effective deterrence.

Prevent burglars from targeting your home

There are three steps to effective home protection against burglary. Denying them the opportunity, deterring theft, and alerting you and the authorities. CCTV cameras are expensive, but they work in all three manners, as they are highly visible, showing that your home is protected. However, it can be just as effective to reinforce entryways and not leaving doors and windows wide open if you’re not in the home and fully aware of the surroundings. Buying heavy-duty locks for the doors and installing secure windows can stop them from easily accessing the home on a whim. If you can, invest in a home security system with an alarm that can contact you and the emergency services if it’s triggered.

If you want to make sure your home is safe, you have to do what you can to prevent burglars from entering the home and also from taking what they can if they do get in. Cash safes from Safety Storage Centre can play a key role in doing just that.

Why Physical Security Storage will Remain as Vital as Cyber Security

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We live in a digital age, which means that every move we make in both our professional lives and our personal lives is powered with technology. We want smart phones, smart TVs, smart houses and even smarter workplaces. We want automation and regeneration and we want to avoid stagnation, so we push forward with our upgrades and developments and innovation to get there. All of this pressure towards a smarter world has meant that we now live in a time where we are constantly on watch for being hacked into. Our businesses are on cyber lockdown and we buy into as much online and cyber security as we possibly can. The problem? All of our cyber efforts are making us forget about budgeting for physical security.

The threats for your physical security are varied. Some are internally within your business and others come from external forces. Some are acts of nature and climate-related disasters, while others are man-made. As a company that imparts logic into every detail of their business, you should be protecting your physical assets. This can include things like laptop security cabinets in the office so that the vital hardware you’ve invested in can be as safe as possible. It can also mean ensuring that you have invested in fireproof filing cabinets. Many businesses still do use paperwork to keep their records, but it’s no good to you if it gets destroyed because of an act of nature.

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Mitigating Physical Threats

Not every physical threat is easily mitigated. For example, you can provide every feasible physical security measure for your business, but if a fire starts up none of that will matter. You could also spend every pound you have and still be exposed to threats. However, as a business professional, you need to ensure that you are investing in physical security storage as well as cyber security. Here are some of the ways that you can add some control to your working environment:

  • Ensure that your site layout is secure with fencing and cameras. A low-profile design can help with this, including a lower visibility and fewer access points. Physically securing remote access points is also important, because hacking is still a real threat.
  • Your business access controls could be controlled with swipe cards and key fobs, with no other way in and out without these tools. You can put people onto a reception desk to issue visitor badges and ensure that all visitors sign into the premises upon entry and sign out on exit, which helps you to keep track of things.
  • Hiring physical security guards for your premises to detect threats and protect you from them. Secondary security equipment is always going to help your business, and motion detectors should be considered.
  • Employing as much elemental protection as possible – especially in areas at risk of flooding and fires.

Start with identifying the vulnerabilities in your business and move forward from there. Once you know your physical security weaknesses, you can turn them into strengths.

Three reasons you need a safe with deposit slot

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There are a wide range of safes available to purchase, but not each type will suit your requirements. With data safes, deposit safes, and fireproof safes to choose from, you need to assess your situation and work out which safe will do the job! If you work in retail or high-control environments, here are three reasons you need a safe with deposit slot.

1) Security

Deposit safes make use of a deposit slot, which allows you to deposit valuable items and money without ever opening the safe. This is great for security as employees can deposit goods into the safe, but at no point have the opportunity to withdraw from it. Only the key holder will have access to the contents, but it’s completely open for a deposit from anybody with access to the safe itself.

Imagine a deposit safe in the retail industry. You have a high turnover of cash, and tills need emptying into a safe. Instead of exposing the ever-growing pile of money sitting inside the safe, employees simply feed the money through the deposit slot. It’s the most secure safe in this scenario.

2) Convenience

A safe with deposit slot provides the utmost convenience when you deposit more than you withdraw. All you have to do is approach the safe and make use of the deposit slot!

If you didn’t have a safe with deposit slot, each employee who uses the safe would need a key providing – which comes with a whole host of risks. Keys can be lost, there may be untrustworthy people, and there’s an additional cost of getting keys cut. All-in-all, deposit safes are the best solution for retail, shops and other high-control environments.

3) Versatility

Whereas a home safe is, unsurprisingly, perfectly suited to your home – deposit safes are surprisingly versatile. While they’re ideal for retail scenarios, deposit safes can easily be used at home, in your business, and some can even be fitted in vehicles.

Vehicle deposit safes are specialist models that are ideal for use in vans and lorries on delivery rounds. They use base plates to attach to the vehicle, ensuring the safe cannot be moved without a key. The safe can be removed from the base plate while still restricting access to the contents, meaning cash is always safe – even in transit.

Hopefully now you understand the benefits of choosing a safe with deposit slot. We stock a bunch of secure deposit safes from the most trustworthy brands in the market! If you need any more information then give our friendly sales team a call on 01724 281044.

BBQ Gas Bottle Storage is vital this summer

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In recent years, gas has taken over charcoal as the most popular method of barbecuing. This poses a couple of questions: Which barbecue gas do I use? And how do I store it safely? Fortunately, Safety Storage Centre are here to make things nice and simple for you, as we explain why BBQ gas bottle storage is vital this summer.

With temperatures climbing over 30C this summer so far, there’s no wonder families will be having 9 barbecues this year (on average). But with the rise of gas-based barbecues comes a set of relatively unaddressed safety hazards.

Firstly, let’s address the two types of barbecue gas that can be used. There’s butane, which was the more common of the two until recent years, and then there’s propane. Butane is stored in blue gas bottles, while propane is kept in red gas bottles – most barbecues are fitted with a red propane regulator as standard these days.

Regardless of which gas you need for your barbecue, storing gas bottles can result in injury or property damage when not done correctly and safely. It goes without saying that these high-pressured gas cylinders are a ticking time-bomb when mistreated and they could cause serious damage, so it’s imperative that storage is taken seriously.

BBQ Gas Bottle Storage is vital this summer

You should make sure gas bottles are always:

– Stood upright in storage
– Kept well-ventilated when stored
– Kept away from heat and ignition sources
– Stored outdoors and away from entry/exit points of buildings and drains
– Kept secure with controlled access

Want more tips for storing gas bottles correctly? Read Storing gas bottles: The basics

You should make sure gas bottles are never:

– Stored below ground level
– Stored in places where gas is prohibited
– Stored near corrosive or toxic materials

Our range of Gas Bottle Storage Cages are built for outdoor use, keeping gas bottles well ventilated and protected from unapproved access. Each cage is manufactured in the UK and can store from 3 to 30 gas bottles at any one time.

Are you ready to store your BBQ gas bottles safely? Our Gas Bottle Storage Cages are delivered QUICKLY and FREE to UK addresses! Let’s stay safe this summer.

12 quick tips about gas bottle storage

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It may well be a daily occurrence in Cambodia, where small motor cycles are commonly used for deliveries – but the way these two young men are transporting gas bottles leaves a lot to be desired. Perhaps familiarity breeds contempt? We highlight a case that underlines just that point, and explain how to go about safe storage of gas bottles.

When the site security man did a random check on a passing pickup truck he found that two acetylene gas cylinders had been casually tossed into the back, and were rolling around unrestrained.

The driver of the truck, and whoever had loaded it, was clearly playing with fire, oblivious of the potential for destruction offered by out-of-control gas cylinders on the move on their own.

The ‘casual’ loading of the cylinders was perhaps a reflection on how safe correct storage of gas bottles is; given the number of gas bottles stored by companies around the UK, it’s rare that we hear of incidents involving them.

And that’s precisely why it’s well worth highlighting the right way to store gas bottles; advice the young men in our picture would do well to heed. And these are our top 12 quick tips to help you do it properly and safely.

1. Keep them upright: Gas bottles should always be upright, and fixed so they can’t fall over. The exception to that rule is applications in which they’re designed to be horizontal, of which bottles on gas-powered fork-lift trucks are the obvious example.

2. Keep them outdoors wherever possible: Any leaks will be neutralised by the good ventilation. If they have to be indoors, they’ll need to be behind a wall with at least 30 minutes fire resistance, and be alive to a host of other restrictions.

3. Store them in a cool dry place:
A shower of rain won’t harm them, but safe storage of gas bottles involves making sure they don’t stand in water. That can encourage corrosion, and damage the integrity of the bottles themselves, ultimately allowing the contents to escape. Make sure the base on which they stand is free draining. Equally, excessive heat can lead to explosion and fire, and the sun can be strong enough to cause problems, even in the UK. Make sure the bottles are shaded from the worst of the sun. Shade from buildings is effective, so long as creating that doesn’t cause other issues.

Gas Bottle Storage

4. Tie them up: Gas bottles can be tall relative to the width of their bases, and they’re all heavy, making them vulnerable to being tipped up when knocked. The weight means they’re not straightforward to handle, so removing one from a store could touch others, and cause them to fall. Better to have them tied up securely to prevent that from happening.

5. Not too near the fence: No gas bottles should be stored within a metre of a boundary, but that’s a minimum distance. The larger the collection of bottles to be stored, the further the collection will need to be from the boundary.

6. Don’t overstock: Quite apart from tying up valuable finance, storing too much gas creates an unnecessary hazard for your company, its employees and visitors. Keep just what you need and no more. Reputable suppliers will be able to replenish stocks quite quickly.

7. Don’t tempt fate: Safe storage of gas bottles involves keeping them away from combustible materials, such as stocks of timber, vehicle fuel tanks, or waste skips. Good housekeeping would suggest that regular rubbish disposal is a responsible way to operate a business anyway, and storing gas bottles near timber, diesel, or anything else that can burn is just, well, adding fuel to any fire that might break out.

8. Out of harm’s way: Store gas bottles away from heavy traffic areas. Delivery vehicles or your company’s own vans and fork trucks and their loading and unloading activities could easily knock them over, breaking valves and allowing gas to escape, for instance. Remember Murphy’s Law; if something can go wrong, it will. Far better to make sure, through proper planning, that it can’t go wrong in the first place. Keep them away from pedestrian entrances, and from drains. Leaking gas could ‘run’ into a drain, and ultimately lead to explosion.

9. Don’t go underground: This is the same thought as gas escaping from undetected leaks finding its way into drains. Heavier-than-air gas can settle in enclosed underground spaces – the bilges of boats, especially pleasure cruisers, are the classic example.

10. Manage stock: Store full and empty cylinders separately (having discrete gas bottle storage cages helps with that), and rotate stock so the oldest cylinders are the first ones to be used.

11. Keep them apart: It’s good practice to keep cylinders of different kinds of gases in separate stores. Not only are they not good mixers with each other, but it reduces the risk of the wrong type of gas being used for any particular application. Human error causes accidents!

12. Get a gas bottle storage cage: A model from our range of stoutly-made gas bottle storage cages will cover a number of bases for safe storage of gas bottles. Made from robust welded mesh and powder coated, these UK-made cages come in a variety of sizes, capable of storing up to 30 bottles. They can even be supplied in a galvanised finish, should you require it. To boost their security, they are drilled for bolting to the floor, but for ease of delivery and moving through your site, they’re flat-packed, but come with all the necessary fittings for easy assembly. All the sizes and specifications are shown on the page at the link above – and all come with free UK delivery.

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Storing gas bottles: The basics

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Storing gas bottles can seem daunting but it needn’t be with Safety Storage Centre’s fantastic new range of gas bottle storage cages. Read on for a full introduction of our range!

Gas bottles can be dangerous and tend to be rather heavy but if you follow a few basics then you can’t go too far wrong:

  • Store the gas bottles outside… Whilst there can be some exceptions to this, storing gas bottles outside is the safe course of action in the majority of circumstances;
  • Keep the gas bottles securely locked away… This is crucial to prevent thieves and vandals tampering with the dangerous bottles;
  • But don’t lock away in an enclosed cabinet… Ventilation is key with gas bottles. The storage facility should be secure, locked but allow good ventilation;
  • Whatever you do, don’t store near something that could cause ignition… Think about nearby heat sources, volatile chemicals or flammable materials and keep your gas bottles well away from those; and
  • Take advice if you have different types of gas bottles… For instance LPG should not be stored near to other gas cylinders.

Storing Gas Bottles

Gas bottle storage cages: The solution

To deal with the first three bullet points listed above, our gas bottle storage cages are the perfect design solution! They allow for outdoors storage, with a secure locking facility as well as providing ample ventilation for the gas bottles stored within. Storing gas bottles couldn’t possibly be made easier…

The cages are a top quality product and they are manufactured right here in the UK. They are made of powder coated steel and come with a hasp and staple design allowing you to fit your own padlock to provide the security that is needed. Or, if you need a padlock too, then visit our sister website Ultra Security Centre for a huge range to choose from.

The gas bottle storage cages come in a huge range of sizes depending on the nature and quantity of the bottles that you wish to store and there are various colour options too. If you want a bespoke design and size or if you want to upgrade to a galvanised finish then we can accommodate this too, you would just need to call us with your requirements.

Winter is coming: Get yours now!

Gas bottles are such an essential product to many people and companies. They can provide heating, cooking or be essential to commercial and industrial operations. Importantly, usage of gas bottles goes up hugely in the winter months. With the air turning a little cooler, and the end of September fast approaching, now is the best time to get your hands on one of our gas bottle storage cages.

Visit Safety Storage Centre or call us on 01724 281044.

Six life-saving lessons highlighted by Gas Safety Week

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Does one of your gas appliances burn with a yellow flame like this one? Then it could be putting your life at risk. Safety Storage Centre highlights the risks posed by gas in the home and the workplace, and highlights the work of Gas Safety Week 2016 to keep everyone safe.

Carbon Monoxide and Gas Safety Week have lots in common – and one vital difference. Neither smells, neither tastes of anything, and it’s impossible to tell either is there unless you’re aware of them.

But the big difference is that whilst Carbon Monoxide could kill you, Gas Safety Week which runs from 19th September to 25th September exists to keep you alive.

It’s the one week of the year that seeks to highlight what should be in our minds the whole year through – that Carbon Monoxide can kill, and will do so without mercy if given half a chance. How deadly is it? Industry knows it as the Silent Killer. That just about sums it up.

So how do you know if you’re suffering from the early stages of Carbon Monoxide poisoning?

The symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  1. Weakness
  2. Nausea
  3. Vomiting
  4. Dizziness
  5. Dull headache
  6. You find to hard to breathe

They will happen if you breathe in small amounts; breathe in a lot, and the gas will replace oxygen in your bloodstream, and that’s when death could occur.

It’s facts like these that Gas Safety Week was created to highlight, for businesses, home owners and landlords.

Now in its sixth year, Gas Safety Week 2016 was launched in Parliament by Barry Sheerman, MP for Huddersfield. He said the annual campaign had already made some changes for the better, but added that in spite of the progress, there was still some way to go.

He praised charities like the Dominic Rodgers Trust, which goes into schools to educate children about the issues.

Gas Safety Week

Jonathan Samuel is chief executive of Gas Safe Register, the organisation behind the annual campaign. He said his organisation’s role was to get the conversation started, and to encourage people to see the benefits of getting involved.

“It’s about ensuring people understand gas issues, and how to keep themselves safe,” he said.

We’d echo that objective, and offer these six top tips to keep safe from Carbon Monoxide.

Our six top prevention tips

  1. Have gas appliances checked annually. Gas Safe inspectors have found unsafe gas appliances in one in six of the 142,000 homes they visited in a year – so that’s a lot of potential for deaths…
  2. Look out for the flame on any gas burning appliances you may have. The flames should be blue with ‘sharp edges’. A yellow and ‘floppy’ flame is dangerous, and needs the attention of a professional. That’s because one of the reasons for a yellow flame is all of the gas isn’t being burnt. If it isn’t, Carbon Monoxide could be building up. Get an expert in to check.
  3. Don’t have ‘mates’ work on any gas appliances you may have at home or at work. The only people qualified to work on them are on a Gas Safe Register. and will have a card to prove it. Ask to see it.
  4. Get a carbon monoxide detector. The modern equivalent of the coal miners’ canary, carbon monoxide detectors like these, combined with a smoke detector, will tell you when there’s life threatening gas around before the gas has a chance to do you harm
  5. Check the Carbon Monoxide detector’s batteries regularly. If there’s no power, there’s no warning.
  6. Never take a barbeque indoors, including into a tent or caravan. Carbon Monoxide could cook your goose before the burgers are done.

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COSHH cabinets: A brief history

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So what’s great about a COSHH cabinet? It’s almost 30 years since COSHH regulations were introduced, but there is still a misunderstanding about parts of the legislation, especially around the proper use of COSHH cabinets. Safety Storage Centre explains the essentials, and puts your knowledge to the test with a quick COSHH quiz.

Chemical storage has come a long way since the days of serried ranks of jars and bottles kept on open shelves like the ones in our picture, and with good reason. We are now much more aware of the possibility of harm that could be caused to ourselves and others by the chemicals we use in our everyday lives.

The need to recognise the potential hazards of everyday chemicals, and the way the risks from those hazards should be mitigated, was first formalised in law with the introduction of the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulations in 1988.  Part of these legal requirements is the way chemicals must properly be stored. This is where the COSHH cabinet comes in.

COSHH storage cabinets are specifically designed to keep potentially dangerous chemicals – ones identified in the regulations as corrosive, harmful, irritant, poisonous or toxic – out of harm’s way. Which, in one way or another, is almost everything we use on a near-daily basis, and even more potentially dangerous in schools or places where children or vulnerable adults live and work.

So what is special about a COSHH cabinet?

This question is the main purpose of this article. Here at Safety Storage Centre we sell a huge range of COSHH cabinets. Very often we get asked by customers to explain what is so special about a COSHH cabinet compared to an everyday metal cupboard.

Firstly, every COSHH cabinet is made to allow safe storage of products that fall under the scope of COSHH storage guidelines. This leads to a resulting cabinet which is lockable with sturdy construction. However, that alone isn’t enough to make it special.

The key elements of a good COSHH cabinet are for it to be leak-proof, and for it to have a sump at the bottom to collect chemicals that may accidentally be spilled. This is absolutely critical. Basic metal cupboards are unlikely to be constructed with such features in mind so if there is a spillage then the liquid is likely to run down to the bottom of the cupboard and out through any gaps.

Another key feature of a COSHH cabinet is that its shelves will tend to have a raised edge to help in spill control. It will also have warning stickers on its doors, which is a hugely important visual deterrent.

Understanding all of this makes it obvious why any ordinary cupboard, metal or otherwise, just won’t do. COSHH cabinets really are the superheroes of safe storage.

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COSHH cabinet: consider the weakest link

The weakest part of any COSHH cabinet will always be the people who use it. It’s therefore important that everyone on the premises where the cabinet is used understands that unless they are authorised to lock and unlock it they shouldn’t attempt to use it.

Anyone who is authorised, and has been entrusted with a key, must make sure that the COSHH cabinet is kept locked whenever its contents are not being used, and it should never be left unlocked and unattended.

It is also crucial to remember that materials stored inside must be stored in their original containers and must be clearly labelled. It is vital that if two items could potentially cause a chemical reaction if any spillages were to mix then these items should be stored away from each other in separate cabinets.

How to choose the right COSHH cabinet

There are numerous options when it comes to choosing a COSHH cabinet and you should ask yourself a series of questions:

  • What does my risk assessment say about the need for COSHH cabinets?
  • How much do I need to store?
  • Is there room for moving things around inside without knocking others over?
  • Am I likely to need more storage in the future?
  • Should I get one big cabinet for everything, or two or more smaller ones?
  • Can the cabinet be fixed in one place, or would having one on wheels for easy movement be more appropriate?

Bonus COSHH quiz…

We are experts in safe storage. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us and we will happily help. As an extra bonus, test your knowledge on COSHH and hazardous substances by trying our popular quiz… (Feel free to use it to test your employees, too.)

Secure in plain view: The virtues of wire mesh lockers

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No nasty surprises lurk inside wire mesh lockers, which combine high levels of security whilst leaving contents completely visible. That means their contents are not only safe from pilfering and unauthorised ‘borrowing’, but are out of harm’s way when it comes to the safety of others using the premises.

It’s important, expensive and compulsory, and yet it can melt away like April snow. We’re talking Personal Protective Equipment, without which no construction site can operate safely or legally.

The trouble is, no-one except the people who buy it realise how expensive it can be, with the result that the end user can see it as having no monetary value at all, and treats it accordingly. It gets lost, buried under other materials in the back of the van, and generally abused. Why not? It’s easy enough to get more from the stores, isn’t it?

Well, it probably is, which is fine for the employee short of a pair of expensive leather gloves, but it’s a drain on company resources, and ultimately, harms the bottom line.

Protect profits with wire mesh lockers

The way to stem the unnecessary spending could well be… more spending. However, don’t think of it as that; think of it as investing in profit protection, which it would be if the spending was on wire mesh lockers. Better than conventional construction site lockers, wire mesh lockers offer complete protection of what’s inside, but (due to their wire mesh construction) couple that with complete visibility.

Kept close to the signing in book, where everyone needs to be at the start and end of their shift, a range of these lockers would give each employee a safe place to store their PPE when they’re not wearing it and it’s immediately obvious if someone is missing a vital piece of kit.

Wire Mesh Lockers: Essential for a booming industry

Let us think, for a moment, about the future of construction. Major projects are in the offing, like HS2, and some house builders are saying Brexit hasn’t dulled the demand for new homes at all. What’s more, according to the Office for National Statistics, there were almost 180,000 more people in work during the March to May quarter this year. A lot of them will need PPE of some description, and they’re gong to need somewhere to keep it.

Wire Mesh Lockers
All the models in our range of wire mesh lockers have modern construction site workers’ needs in mind. The wire mesh allows air to circulate, so that soiled and damp clothing can air properly, even though it’s stored securely and visibly.

As well as security, why else do we love wire mesh lockers

Wire mesh lockers can be an aid to good housekeeping too. Conventional construction site lockers can be hiding places for all sorts of unpleasant things, such as unwashed socks and shirts, or an uneaten piece of fruit from an old packed lunch. Apart from being unhygienic, such things can add to the general unpleasant fustiness of locker rooms. However, their visibility, thanks to the construction of a wire mesh locker, is obvious to all, with the result that peer pressure or management intervention can quickly sort the situation out.

The good housekeeping theme extends to larger wire mesh lockers, which might reasonably be called wire mesh cupboards. These are perfect for all kinds of storage needs, from the cleaners’ store of vacuums, dusters, mops and buckets to the PE teacher’s collection of bats, balls and other exercise essentials.

Another invaluable feature of wire mesh lockers is about safety, of power tools in domestic and light industrial settings, for example. Not only do such lockers keep expensive tools away from prying fingers, it prevents these tools from being knocked over causing damage to themselves as well as other items in the vicinity.

Flexible in construction

Our wire mesh lockers are made to order, and come in a variety of configurations, so there’s bound to be at least one that’s ideal for your needs. Galvanised for a bright and durable finish, they’re all made from tough steel wire, and come in three depths, each with a number of options in the same space – including being sub-divided into six individual lockers.

To complete the security, each locker is provided with a hasp and staple to which you can add the padlock of your choice, or employees could supply their own. If you need any help with this, then you can also view our sister website’s range of high security padlocks.

 

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Burton  Chubbsafes  Phoenix  Sentry
Cash Safes
Burton  Chubbsafes  Phoenix
Fireproof Safes
Burton  Chubbsafes  Phoenix
Fireproof Data Safes
Burton  Chubbsafes  Master Lock  Phoenix
Document and Cash Boxes
Wallet  Chests  Cabinets  Boxes
Home Safes
Burton  Chubbsafes  Master Lock  Phoenix
Underfloor and Wall Safes
Burton  Churchill  Phoenix  Underfloor  Wall
Laptop Safes
Chubbsafes  Master Lock  Phoenix
Luxury Safes
Phoenix
Hotel Safes
Burton  Chubbsafes
School Lockers
Single Door  Two Door  Three Door  Cloakroom
Sports Lockers
1 Door  2 Door  3 Door  4 Door  5 Door  6 Door  8 Door
Lockers for Work
Workwear  Garment  Personal Effects
General Purpose Lockers
Standard  Large
Specialist Lockers
Steel Doors  Laminate Doors
Heavy Duty Lockers
Laminate Doors
Wire Mesh Lockers
1 Door  2 Door  3 Door  4 Door  5 Door  6 Door  Multi
Van Boxes
Tuffbank  Strongbank  Oxbox  Flambank  TrekDror
Van Cabinets
Tuffstor Van Cabinets
Site Boxes
Tuffbank  Strongbank  Oxbox  Barrobox  Toolbin
Site Cabinets
Powerstation  Sitestation  InstructaHut
Walk in Secure Stores
Tuffstor Heavy  Forma-Stor
Pipe and Fitting Storage
Piperack  Pipestor  Fittingstor  Bundlerack
Industrial Workstations
Team Leader  Mobile Tuffbench  XtractaBench  CuttingStation
Industrial Machinery Storage
StrimmerSafe Rack  StrimmerSafe Vault
Hazardous Vaults
Flambank  Transbank  ChemBank  Transbank Chem
Secure Hazardous Cabinets
Safestor  Flamstor
Hazardous Walk in Secure Stores
Flamstor Heavy  Forma-Stor COSHH
Gas Bottle Cages
Tuffcage Storage  Gorilla Storage  Gas Bottle Storage Cages
Drum Storage
Drumbank  Drumcage
Workplace Cabinets
Floor Standing  Mobile  Wall Mounted
Clothing Cabinets
Probe Clothing Cabinets  Clothing Cupboards
Stainless Steel Storage Cabinets
Cupboards  Chests
Utility Cabinets
Utility Cabinets from Safety Storage Centre are available with Free Standard Delivery to UK Mainland addresses
Steel High Security Cabinets
Steel High Security Cabinets from Safety Storage Centre with Free Standard Delivery to UK mainland addresses
Accessories
Shelves
Personal Protective Equipment Cabinets
Probe PPE Cabinets  Standard PPE Cabinets
Personal Protective Clothing Cabinets
Personal Protective Clothing Cabinets for the workplace
Accessories
Probe PPE Shelves  Standard PPE Shelves
First Aid Cabinets
Floor Standing  Mobile  Wall Mounted 
Accessories
Shelves  Stands
Post and Mail Boxes
Sterling Mail Boxes  Protected Letterbox
Post Box Lockers
Nested Post Box Lockers
Gun Safes
JFC Gun Safes  Phoenix Gun Safes
Gun Cabinets
Rifle and Shotgun  Pistol and Ammo
Key Cabinets
Boxes  Cabinets  Keyminders  Key Stores
Key Safes
Chubbsafes  Phoenix  Sterling
Laptop Security Cases
Laptop Security Cases
Laptop Security Lockers
Laptop Storage
Charging Laptop Lockers
Charging Lockers
Charging Laptop Trolleys
Narrow Aisle Trolleys  Large Trolleys