Pittman Blog

  • Categories: Bike Racks

    Bike Storage: Encourage your staff to cycle to work by offering good cycle security solutions There are so many reasons to encourage your employees to cycle to work, not least being the reduced strain on the environment. By motivating your staff to cycle to work you will be doing your bit when it comes to lowering emissions and reducing the carbon footprint. Just as importantly you’ll be encouraging employees to contribute to their physical health and well-being. New research suggests that...

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  • Categories: Bollards

    Find the ideal type of traffic bollards to suit every situation Bollards come in a wide variety of forms - from flexible and foldable - to removable and recyclable. Each type offers a distinct type of protection in specific conditions. Pittman offer a wide range of barriers to meet every type of situation. Ask yourself what specifically you need your parking post to do then check out our suggestions below: 1 Do you need to provide occasional access? If you wish to restrict access in ...

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  • Categories: Swimming Pool Mats

    Why swimming pool mats? Looking after your customer’s feet is essential in all leisure areas including swimming pools, shower and changing rooms. Communal sports and leisure environments are an ideal breeding ground for bacteria that spread infection. Several health cases of MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) contracted in changing rooms has resulted in a lot more attention being paid to hygiene in public swimming pools and changing areas. Hygienic matting is a key co...

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  • Categories: Traffic SafetyWheel Stops

    Put simply, wheel stops are used to stop wheels. They play an essential part in stopping cars from over-running areas, for example in car parks, where drivers often fail to use their mirrors and end up miscalculating spaces. in this case rubber wheel stops can help to direct them into the correct delineated car parking space enabling them to ‘feel’ rather than judge when to stop. The fact that the stops are made from rubber means they will not cause any damage to the vehicle. Wheel sto...

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  • Categories: BollardsFlexible PostsImpact Protection

      Bollards are an inevitable fixture in virtually any property where drivers park - required both to protect people from parking in unrestricted areas and for ensuring overall car park safety. The question is - which type of post should be used? This will depend to some extent on budget and parking conditions; however flexible bollards are by far the most popular option.   Flexible bollards help mitigate the damage caused by collisions Flexi posts are an excellent choice...

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  • Categories: Cable ProtectionFloor Safety

    PITTMAN offer the UKs largest selection of cable protectors and ramps. From our experience we know it's important to choose the correct cable protection ramp, in order to offer best protection to your cables (or hoses) and to help eliminate any trip hazard for pedestrians 1. Cables - How Many & What Size? Firstly get a clear picture of what cables or hose you will be running across the site. Don't listen to the site foreman when he says "a standard electrical cable" size. Ensure you get...

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  • Categories: Anti-Fatigue Mats

    The use of Anti-fatigue mats in factories, warehouses and even retail sectors has grown rapidly over the past decade as employers see clear benefits of anti-fatigue mats in boosting workplace safety. With the sheer range of workplace mats available, employers are sometimes left confused about their options. Questions we often hear asked include: “What is an anti-fatigue mat?”, “Do they really work?”,” What is the best anti-fatigue mat for my particular workplace?” Workers who stand ...

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  • Categories: News

    PITTMAN are closed over Christmas from noon Tuesday 22nd December 2015 and re-open on Monday 4th January 2016 at 9am. Our last date for online orders for other items is Wednesday 16th December. Friday 11th December is the last date for Snickers orders to guarantee delivery before Christmas. Any orders after Friday 11th will still be processed but will not be in time for Christmas! For any assistance or last minute orders call us on 020 3773 5390. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  • Categories: News

    Hurry! Limited Stock – offer available while stocks last only! Get ready for winter with this Snickers 1128 Jacket worth £73 free with every online order over £400 ex VAT before 30 November. With pile lined soft collar and smooth quilt liner for optimal insulation, this jacket also comes with true pre-bent sleeves and reflective piping for enhanced visibility. We’ve a limited number of jackets available so hurry order now before stocks run out! Available in Navy sizes Medium and Large. ...

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  • Categories: News

    While the number of injuries in the workplace are dropping there were still 133 fatalities in the UK between 2013 and 2014. An estimated 629,000 workers also had an accident at work, resulting in 148,000 workers needing over 7 days off work. Injuries were down to falls, contact with machinery, and being struck by a vehicle. Slips, falls and trips also made up a large proportion of injury-related injuries. Injuries in the workplace not only lead to a loss in productivity for you, but if you...

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