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Safe Storage

Locators’ ultimate guide to safe storage

Maximise your storage space while ensuring safe and secure access with Locators’ ultimate guide to safe storage.

The hidden costs of unsafe storage and why safe storage is a business priority

Don’t let poor storage practices drain your profits — discover the benefits of safe storage with Locators.

In the world of business, every penny counts. Everyone from small start-ups to large corporations is after ways to maximise profits and minimise costs. While most businesses focus on increasing revenue and cutting expenses, they often overlook one key area. That area is safe storage. It’s easy to think of storage as a mundane aspect of running a business – a necessary but unremarkable task that can be handled in many ways. But the truth is unsafe storage practices can significantly impact a company’s bottom line. From damage to inventory to lost productivity, the hidden costs of hazardous storage can add up quickly. Imagine your business is a ship sailing across the ocean. Your inventory is the cargo you’re transporting, and your storage system is the ship’s hull. Just as a leaky hull can sink a ship, unsafe storage can cause damage to your inventory and jeopardise the future of your business.

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), over 5,000 workers in the UK suffered from non-fatal injuries. This was due to workplace accidents involving lifting and handling in 2019/2020. Many of these accidents were attributed to unsafe storage practices. For example, if heavy items were stored on high shelves without proper support, they could fall and cause serious injury to employees. But the risks of unsafe storage go beyond workplace accidents. Disorganised storage systems lead to damaged inventory and costly repairs or replacements. Plus, disorganised storage can lead to lost productivity. This is because employees waste time searching for items or dealing with the aftermath of accidents. A study conducted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) discovered something of note. Inefficient and disorganised storage systems can cost companies up to 20% of their annual revenue. 

20% of a business’s annual revenue is a significant chunk. This could be better spent on growing the business, investing in new technologies, or rewarding employees. But the good news is that there’s a solution: safe storage. By investing in safe and efficient storage systems, businesses can reduce the risk of workplace accidents. They can also minimise damage to inventory and improve overall productivity. Like a sturdy hull keeps a ship afloat, safe storage can help businesses stay profitable and competitive in a crowded market. At Locators, we understand the importance of safe storage for businesses of all sizes. With our expertise in material handling and storage solutions, we can help you develop a customised system. One that meets the unique needs of your business. Don’t let poor storage practices sink your profits — contact Locators today to discover the benefits of safe storage.

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How to optimise your workplace storage systems with Locators and achieve safe storage

From cantilever racking to shelving — discover how we can help you implement safe and efficient storage solutions.

When it comes to workplace safety, one area that is often overlooked is storage. Poor storage practices can damage inventory, cause lost productivity, and even cause workplace accidents. To ensure the safety of employees and optimise productivity, businesses need to prioritise safe and efficient storage systems. At Locators, we offer a range of storage solutions that can be customised to meet the unique needs of your business. Here’s a closer look at each of our storage solutions and how they can help you achieve safe and efficient storage . . .

Cantilever Racking

A safe and efficient solution for bulk storage

When it comes to bulk storage, businesses need a storage solution that is both safe and efficient. One solution that meets these criteria is cantilever racking. This specialised storage system is designed to hold long, bulky items like timber, pipes, and sheet metal. But what exactly is cantilever racking, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing bulk storage solutions?

Cantilever racking is a storage system designed to hold long, bulky items that don’t fit into standard shelving systems. It features a series of arms that extend from vertical supports. This creates an open-fronted system that allows for the easy loading and unloading of materials.

Cantilever racking uses vertical supports and arms to hold long, bulky items securely. The vertical supports are anchored to the ground or wall and extend upwards to support a series of arms. These are often adjustable to accommodate items of different sizes. The open-fronted design of the system allows for easy loading and unloading of materials. This makes it a popular choice for businesses that handle large, unwieldy items.

  1. Maximise Storage Space
    Cantilever racking is designed to maximise storage space. They allow businesses to store long, bulky items that wouldn’t fit into standard shelving systems. This makes it an ideal choice for businesses that need to store things like timber, pipes, and sheet metal.
  2. Easy Access to Materials
    The open-fronted design of cantilever racking allows for easy access to materials, making it simple to load and unload items as needed. This can help to improve productivity and reduce the risk of workplace accidents.
  3. Customisable
    Cantilever racking is highly customisable. Its adjustable arms and multiple configuration options suit the needs of different businesses. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  4. Durable
    Cantilever racking is built to last. Its sturdy construction and high-quality materials can withstand heavy loads and regular use. This means businesses can rely on their cantilever racking system to hold their materials securely for years.
  5. Safe
    Cantilever racking is designed with safety in mind. Features like guard rails and end stops prevent items from falling or shifting. This can help reduce workplace accidents and keep employees safe around the storage area.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our cantilever racking solutions and how they can benefit your business.

Live Storage Systems

A safe and efficient solution for small item storage.

When it comes to small item storage, businesses need a safe and efficient solution. One solution that meets these criteria is live storage systems. This specialised storage system is designed to hold small items to maximise accessibility and productivity. But what exactly is a live storage system, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing small item storage solutions?

A live storage system is a type of storage system that is designed to hold small items in a way that maximises accessibility and productivity. It features a series of roller tracks that keep things moving to the front of the shelf, ensuring that items are always within easy reach.

Live storage systems utilise gravity and roller tracks to keep items moving to the front of the shelf. Items are loaded onto the back of the shelf and move forward as items are removed from the front. This creates a dynamic storage system that allows quick and easy access to things without manual handling.

  1. Maximises Productivity
    Live Storage Systems are designed to maximise productivity by ensuring that items are always within easy reach. This can reduce employees’ time searching for things, increasing efficiency and productivity.
  2. Easy to Use
    Live Storage Systems are easy to use, with items loading onto the back of the shelf and moving forward as items are removed from the front. This creates a simple, efficient, and user-friendly storage system. Better still, it requires minimal training to use effectively.
  3. Space-Saving
    Live Storage Systems are space-saving, eliminating the need for aisles between shelves. This can help businesses to maximise their storage space and reduce the amount of space required for storage.
  4. Customisable
    Live Storage Systems are highly customisable. They feature options for different shelf depths, roller tracks, and configurations. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  5. Improves Safety
    Live Storage Systems can improve safety in the workplace by reducing the need for manual handling of items. This can help reduce workplace accidents and injuries, resulting in a safer and healthier workplace.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our live storage system solutions and how they can benefit your business.

Mezzanine Floors

A safe and efficient solution for increased storage capacity.

When increasing storage capacity, businesses need a safe and efficient solution. One solution that meets these criteria is mezzanine floors. This specialised storage system maximises vertical space and increases storage capacity. But what exactly is a mezzanine floor, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing increased storage capacity solutions?

A mezzanine floor is an intermediate level between the main floor and the ceiling of a building. Mezzanine floors are typically installed above existing workspaces or storage areas. They can be used for various purposes, including storage, office space, and production facilities.

Mezzanine floors work by utilising existing vertical space in a building. In doing so, you can create additional storage or workspace. Mezzanine floors are installed using support columns and can be customised to meet the specific needs of a business. They can be designed to fit around existing infrastructure and can be accessed using stairs or lifts.

  1. Increases Storage Capacity
    Mezzanine floors can help businesses to increase their storage capacity. It does so without the need for costly expansion or relocation. Businesses can maximise their available space by utilising existing vertical space. Better still, they can do so while avoiding the need for additional square footage.
  2. Customisable
    Mezzanine floors are highly customisable, with options for different materials, finishes, and configurations. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  3. Improves Efficiency
    Mezzanine floors can improve efficiency in the workplace. It creates additional storage or workspace without costly expansion or relocation. This can help businesses to streamline their operations and increase productivity.
  4. Space-Saving
    Mezzanine floors are a space-saving solution. It allows businesses to make the most of their available vertical space. Companies can reduce the space required for storage or workspace by utilising existing space. This ultimately frees up valuable floor space.
  5. Adds Value to Property
    Mezzanine floors can add value to a property by increasing the amount of usable space. This can be an attractive feature for potential buyers or renters and help improve a property’s value over time.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our mezzanine floor solutions and how they can benefit your business.

Pallet Racking

A safe and efficient solution for large-quantity storage

When it comes to large-quantity storage, businesses need a safe and efficient solution. One solution that meets these criteria is pallet racking. This specialised storage system is designed to hold large quantities of palletised items. But what exactly is pallet racking, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing large-quantity storage solutions?

Pallet racking is a storage system that holds large quantities of palletised items. It features a series of vertical frames and horizontal beams that support pallets of items.

Pallet racking works by utilising vertical frames and horizontal beams to support pallets of items. Pallets are loaded onto the beams using forklifts and can be accessed using specialised handling equipment. Pallet racking systems can be customised to meet the specific needs of a business. There are options for selective, drive-in, and push-back systems.

  1. Maximises Storage Space
    Pallet racking is designed to maximise storage space. They allow businesses to store large quantities of items in a small area. This makes it an ideal choice for businesses that need to store large amounts of palletised items.
  2. Customisable
    Pallet racking is highly customisable, with different materials, finishes, and configurations options. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  3. Increases Efficiency
    Pallet racking can increase efficiency in the workplace by streamlining the storage and retrieval of items. This can help reduce the time employees spend searching for things. It ultimately results in increased efficiency and productivity.
  4. Improves Safety
    Pallet racking is designed with safety in mind, with features like guard rails and end stops to prevent items from falling or shifting. This can help reduce workplace accidents and keep employees safe around the storage area.
  5. Saves Money
    Pallet racking can help businesses to save money. It maximises storage space and reduces the need for additional storage facilities. This can reduce costs associated with rent, utilities, and other expenses related to storage.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our pallet racking solutions and how they can benefit your business.

Shelving

A safe and efficient solution for small to medium-sized item storage.

When it comes to small to medium-sized item storage, businesses need a safe and efficient solution. One solution that meets these criteria is shelving — a specialised storage system designed to hold smaller items. But what exactly is shelving, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing small to medium-sized item storage solutions?

Shelving is a type of storage system designed to hold smaller items. It features a series of shelves that can be customised to meet the specific needs of a business.

Shelving works by utilising a series of shelves to hold smaller items. The shelves can be adjusted to different heights, allowing for greater flexibility in terms of storage capacity. Shelving systems can be customised to meet the specific needs of a business. They come with options for different materials, finishes, and configurations.

  1. Increases Organisation
    Shelving can help businesses with organisation by providing a designated space for smaller items. They can help reduce employees’ time searching for things, increasing efficiency and productivity.
  2. Customisable
    Shelving is highly customisable, with different materials, finishes, and configurations options. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  3. Saves Space
    Shelving is a space-saving solution allowing businesses to make the most of their floor space. Companies can reduce the amount of space required for storage by utilising vertical space. This can free up valuable floor space.
  4. Improves Safety
    Shelving is designed with safety in mind, with features like guard rails and end stops to prevent items from falling or shifting. This can help reduce workplace accidents and keep employees safe around the storage area.
  5. Cost-Effective
    Shelving is a cost-effective solution for small to medium-sized item storage. There are lower upfront costs and minimal maintenance required. This makes it an attractive option for those looking to maximise their storage capacity without breaking the bank.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our shelving solutions and how they can benefit your business.

In addition to these storage solutions, Locators also offers a range of accessories and services. This way, we can help businesses achieve safe and efficient storage. Our services include . . .

🟪 | Installation
🟪 | Maintenance
🟪 | And training

Plus, specialised solutions like automation and mezzanine flooring. By partnering with us, you can transform your storage spaces into safe, efficient, and productive hubs of activity.

Contact Locators today to learn how we can help you achieve safe storage success.

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Discover the safe storage solutions and services offered by Locators.

When it comes to safe and efficient storage solutions, businesses need a partner that they can trust. That’s where Locators come in. With years of experience and a commitment to customer satisfaction, we are the go-to choice for safe storage solutions. So, what specific safe storage solutions and services do Locators offer?

In this section, we’ll take a closer look at the different types of storage systems and products that we offer, as well as any additional services, such as . . .

🟪 | Installation
🟪 | Maintenance
🟪 | Or training

Anti-Collapse Mesh & Partitioning

A must-have safe storage solution.

When it comes to safe storage solutions, businesses need to ensure two things. Their inventory is always protected from damage, and their employees are safe around storage systems. One solution that meets these criteria is anti-collapse mesh and partitioning. This specialised storage system is designed to prevent items from falling or shifting. But what exactly is anti-collapse mesh and partitioning, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing safe storage solutions?

Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning is a storage system designed to keep employees safe. It prevents items from falling or shifting and features mesh panels and partitions. These panels and partitions can be customised to fit the specific needs of a business.

Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning works by utilising mesh panels and partitions. These create a barrier that prevents items from falling or shifting. The mesh panels are designed to be durable and robust, while the partitions can be customised to fit the specific needs of a business. Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning systems can be customised to meet the particular needs of a business. Each design features options for different materials, finishes, and configurations.

  1. Improves Safety
    Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning are designed with safety in mind. Features like guard rails and end stops prevent items from falling or shifting. This can help reduce workplace accidents and keep employees safe around the storage area.
  2. Maximises Storage Space
    Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning is designed to maximise storage space. It allows businesses to store large quantities of items in a small space. This makes it an ideal choice for companies needing to store large amounts of things but with limited floor space.
  3. Customisable
    Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning are highly customisable. There are options for different materials, finishes, and configurations. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  4. Reduces Damage to Inventory
    Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning can help to reduce the risk of damage to inventory. It does so by preventing items from falling or shifting. This can help businesses save money by reducing the need to replace damaged inventory.
  5. Easy to Install
    Anti-collapse mesh and partitioning is easy to install, with minimal disruption to the workplace. This means that businesses can enjoy the benefits of this safe storage solution without experiencing any downtime.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our anti-collapse mesh and partitioning solutions. Find out how they can benefit your business.

Barriers & Rack Protection

A crucial safe storage solution.

When it comes to safe storage solutions, businesses need to ensure that their inventory is always protected from damage. One solution that meets these criteria is barriers and rack protection. This specialised storage system is designed to protect storage systems and inventory from damage. But what exactly are barriers and rack protection, and why is it such a popular choice for businesses needing safe storage solutions?

Barriers and rack protection is designed to protect storage systems and inventory from damage. It features a range of options, including column protectors, guard rails, and post protectors. This helps ensure that your storage systems and inventory are always protected.

Barriers and rack protection utilise features to prevent storage systems and inventory damage. Column protectors are designed to protect the columns of storage systems from damage. Meanwhile, guard rails and post protectors are designed to prevent damage from forklifts and other vehicles.

  1. Protects Inventory
    Barriers and rack protection is designed to protect inventory from damage. This ensures that businesses do not need to replace damaged inventory, which can be costly.
  2. Increases Lifespan of Storage Systems
    Barriers and rack protection help increase storage systems’ lifespan by preventing damage. This can help businesses save money by reducing the need to replace damaged storage systems.
  3. Improves Safety
    Barriers and rack protection is designed to improve safety in the workplace. It does so by preventing accidents and injuries. This can help reduce workplace accidents and keep employees safe around the storage area.
  4. Customisable
    Barriers and rack protection are highly customisable. There are options for different materials, finishes, and configurations. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  5. Easy to Install
    Barriers and rack protection are easy to install, with minimal disruption to the workplace. This means businesses can enjoy the benefits of safe storage without experiencing any downtime.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our barriers and rack protection solutions and how they can benefit your business.

Rack Inspection & Maintenance

Maintain safe and efficient storage.

When it comes to safe storage solutions, businesses need to ensure one essential thing. Their storage systems must always be kept in top condition and up to safety standards. One solution that meets these criteria is rack inspection and maintenance. This is a specialised service that helps to ensure the safety and efficiency of storage systems. But what exactly is rack inspection and maintenance, and why is it such an essential service for businesses needing safe storage solutions?

Rack inspection and maintenance ensure that storage systems are always in top condition and up to safety standards. It involves thoroughly inspecting storage systems and maintenance and repairs as needed.

Rack inspection and maintenance works by utilising a team of experts trained to inspect storage systems. Once on-site, our team will identify any potential safety hazards. They will then provide recommendations for maintenance and repairs, which our team can complete.

  1. Ensures Safety
    Rack inspection and maintenance to ensure employees’ safety in and around storage systems. By identifying any hazards, businesses can take proactive steps to reduce the risk of workplace accidents.
  2. Reduces Risk of Damage
    Rack inspection and maintenance can reduce the risk of damage to storage systems and inventory. You can ensure your business’s storage systems remain in top condition by providing maintenance and repairs as needed.
  3. Increases Lifespan of Storage Systems
    Rack inspection and maintenance help to increase the lifespan of storage systems. It does so by ensuring that they are always in top condition. This can help businesses save money by reducing the need to replace damaged or outdated storage systems.
  4. Compliance with Safety Standards
    Rack inspection and maintenance help ensure safety standards comply with regulations. This can help businesses to avoid fines and other penalties for non-compliance.
  5. Expertise
    A team of experts with years of experience and training in storage systems conducts rack inspection and maintenance. This ensures businesses receive the highest quality service and advice for their storage systems.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our rack inspection and maintenance services. Find out how they can benefit your business.

Warehouse Labelling & Signage

Efficient and organised storage.

When it comes to safe storage solutions, businesses need to consider two things. The first is that their inventory is always organised, and the second is that it’s easily accessible. One solution that meets these criteria is warehouse labelling and signage. This specialised storage system is designed to help businesses organise and label their inventory. But what exactly is warehouse labelling and signage, and why is it such a crucial solution for companies needing safe storage?

Warehouse labelling and signage is a system of labels and signs designed to help businesses organise their inventory. It features a range of options, including barcode labels, aisle markers, and signage for different storage areas.

Warehouse labelling and signage use labels and signs to help businesses organise their inventory. For example, barcode labels can be scanned to identify inventory quickly. Meanwhile, aisle markers and signage can direct employees to the correct storage areas.

  1. Increases Efficiency
    Warehouse labelling and signage are designed to increase efficiency in the workplace. It does so by ensuring that inventory is easily accessible and identifiable. This can help to save time and increase productivity.
  2. Improves Accuracy
    Warehouse labelling and signage help to improve accuracy. It does so by ensuring that inventory is properly labelled and organised. This can help to reduce the risk of errors and improve overall efficiency.
  3. Reduces Inventory Loss
    Warehouse labelling and signage help to reduce the risk of inventory loss. It does so by ensuring that inventory is properly labelled and organised. This can help businesses save money by reducing the need to replace lost inventory.
  4. Customisable
    Warehouse labelling and signage are highly customisable. It features options for different materials, finishes, and configurations. This makes it a versatile solution that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your business.
  5. Enhances Safety
    Warehouse labelling and signage can help to enhance safety in the workplace. It does so by ensuring that employees know the correct storage areas for different inventories. This can help to reduce the risk of workplace accidents and improve overall safety.

Contact Locators today to learn more about our warehouse labelling and signage solutions. Find out how they can benefit your business.

In addition to our safe storage solutions, we also offer a range of additional services, including . . .

🟪 | Installation
🟪 | Maintenance
🟪 | And training

Our expert team can help you install and set up your storage systems. Plus, we can provide ongoing maintenance to ensure they remain in top condition. We also offer training and education services. This way, you can ensure your employees are always aware of the best safety practices around storage systems.

By choosing Locators as your partner for safe storage solutions, you can enjoy a range of benefits, including . . .

  1. Experience & Expertise
    Locators have years of experience and a team of experts dedicated to providing safe and efficient storage solutions.
  2. Customisable Solutions
    Our storage solutions can be customised to fit the specific needs of your business. This will ensure maximum safety and efficiency in your day-to-day operations.
  3. Commitment to Customer Satisfaction
    At Locators, we are committed to customer satisfaction. Our team constantly strive to exceed our customers’ expectations.
  4. Cost-Effective Solutions
    Our safe storage solutions are cost-effective. They are also designed to help businesses maximise their storage capacity without breaking the bank.
  5. Peace of Mind
    You can enjoy peace of mind by choosing Locators as your partner for safe storage solutions. Our expertise lets you know that your employees and inventory are always safe and secure.

Locators offers a range of safe storage solutions and services designed to meet the specific needs of your business. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to achieve safe and efficient storage solutions.

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Our Fleet

Give your business a competitive edge.

Aisle Masters & Equipment

Efficient | Innovative | Space-saving

Are you looking for efficient and cost-effective solutions to optimise your warehouse space? Look no further than aisle masters and warehouse equipment. With Aisle Masters’ innovative and patented design, you can increase your storage capacity by up to 50%. All while improving the efficiency of your warehouse operations. These narrow-aisle forklifts are perfect for handling heavy loads in confined spaces to save space and labour costs.

Here are five brief benefits of using Aisle Masters & Equipment . . .

🟩 | Increased storage capacity by up to 50%
🟩 | Improved warehouse efficiency
🟩 | Reduced labour costs
🟩 | Safe and reliable equipment
🟩 | Customisable solutions to meet your specific needs

Electric, LPG or Diesel Forklifts

Comfortable | Ergonomic | Interactive

Whether you’re looking for a forklift for indoor or outdoor use, we’ve got you covered with our range of electric, LPG, or diesel forklifts. Our forklifts are built to last. Each is made with durable components and advanced features to help you maximise your productivity. With various sizes and lifting capacities, we can help you find the perfect forklift for your needs.

Here are five brief benefits of using our electric, LPG, or diesel forklifts . . .

🟧 | Increased productivity and efficiency
🟧 | Reduced maintenance costs
🟧 | Environmentally friendly options with electric forklifts
🟧 | Customisable options to meet your specific needs
🟧 | Ergonomic design for improved operator comfort and safety

Telehandlers & Access Equipment

Dynamic | Maneuverable | Precision

At Locators, we offer a range of telehandlers and access equipment to help you work safely and efficiently at height. Our equipment is designed with safety and versatility in mind. This makes it perfect for various applications, from construction to maintenance. With multiple sizes and lifting capacities, we can help you find the ideal equipment for your needs.

Here are five brief benefits of using our telehandlers and access equipment . . .

🟥 | Safe and efficient working at height
🟥 | Versatile equipment for a range of applications
🟥 | Reduced labour costs with increased efficiency
🟥 | Customisable options to meet your specific needs
🟥 | Easy to operate and maintain

Get in touch and benefit from our safe storage

Locators are the South’s leading material handling and storage system company.

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