Watch Winders

What is a watch winder?

A watch winder is a piece of equipment which winds automatic watches when they are not being worn. This is only needed for high end, designer watches, rather than those brought from a store for quite cheap.

There are a range of watch winders on the market varying in size, style, colour and material ensuring there is something to suit everyone’s needs and preference.

Reasons to invest in a watch winder

The question ‘is an automatic watch winder needed?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear. But the simple answer to this question is, yes. There are many reasons as to why you should invest into a watch winder, and these include:

  • Even though there are additional expenses involved in purchasing a watch winder, they will come in handy and when you have one, you will not want to be without it.
  • When you are not wearing your watch, it will not automatically wind. Therefore, a watch winder was made so that when the watch is not on your wrist, the winder will wind your watch, so it keeps the correct time for when you next want to wear the watch.
  • A watch winder acts as a safe place for your watch to protect it against any damage and dust. It also acts as a jewellery box.
  • Investing in a watch winder will save you time. This is because instead of constantly turning the screw located on the side of your watch, the winder would have kept your watch to the correct time/ date for you.

Air conditioning hire

As it is approaching summer, many air conditioning companies offer an air conditioning hire service. This service gives customers whether residential or commercial, the opportunity to temporarily install air conditioning into their premises.

Types of portable air conditioning systems

Woman Using Hand Fan

There are many types of air conditioning systems available to hire. These include:

  • Exhaust tube air conditioners
  • Split type air conditioners
  • Evaporative coolers
  • Cooling fans
  • Portable humidifiers
  • High-performance air conditioners

Cooling fans

A cooling fan will not cool the temperature within a room but instead, increase the temperature due to heat generation. However, it will blow cold air in the direction it’s pointing, to cool individuals down.

Evaporative coolers

Unlike cooling fans, evaporative coolers do remove the heat out of the air and cool the room down. This is carried out by the heat from the air, evaporating water from the cooling pads inside the unit.

However, with this type of portable air conditioning unit, you must ensure that the system has a constant flow of air within the room that it is functioning in.  This is because otherwise, it can cause problems with dampness.

The only disadvantage to this unit is that someone will have to remember to constantly top up the internal water reservoir otherwise it will not work.

Portable humidifiers

Portable humidifiers have a range of features built into them and it is fair to say, they are the most advanced portable air conditioning unit. Features can include dehumidifiers, air purifying and heating capabilities.

As far as we can advise, there are no disadvantages to these units. You simply plug the unit into a mains socket of electricity and hang the hose out of an open window or door. However, some may suggest that having the unit close to a door or window is the downside to this unit.

Racking inspection course training

In your warehouse, if you have any type of pallet racking or cantilever racking installed such as wide aisle pallet racking or VNA racking, you will need regular pallet racking inspections. However, these inspections do come at a cost to your company and therefore it might be more beneficial training designated individuals to do this by a training course.

Many companies throughout the UK offer racking inspection training courses.

Racking Inspection Course

What’s a pallet racking inspection?

Pallet racking inspections are mandatory for racking systems in all warehouses and must be carried out at least once a year. The inspection ensures that the racking is safe to use, and the regularity of the inspections is based on risk assessments carried out by the responsible individual also known as the PRRS.

What’s included in the course?

Every course changes depending on the supplier, however, most courses available on the market include the following:

  • Racking variants.
  • Component terminology.
  • SEMA (Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association).
  • The design and performance of components.
  • SEMA pallet clearances.
  • The legal responsibilities.
  • Inspection of the equipment.
  • SEMA tolerances.
  • Racking protection and preventative damage.

However, as stated above, the sections which are covered within courses can differ from provider to provider.

Upon completion of the course, a certificate will be issued by the provider. It will include stating the date in which the course was carried out and achieved, the expiry date and the name of the person that taught you the course.

What do Family Law Solicitors do?

Family relationships are often complicated. Each family dynamic is unique and comes with its own set of challenges. External pressures, differences of opinion, finances, infidelity and more can lead to the eventual breakdown of relationships and family units. If you find yourself in the centre of a breakdown, Family Law Solicitors can help you find a resolution.  Whatever the issue, your Family Solicitor will talk you through your options and help you make the right decision.

What Issues Can They Help Me With?

  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Legal Separation Agreements
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Family Mediation
  • Child Arrangement Orders & Child Living Arrangements
  • Financial arrangements
  • Change of name
  • Assets & Property transfer
  • Representative in Family Court

The law proceedings in the UK can be overwhelming and complex when trying to tackle issues on your own. In list, the help of Family Solicitor to have expert assistance and achieve your desired outcome, make sure your interests are being represented effectively.

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Coded Welding Certification

Having a qualified coded welder is important to make sure your welding job is compliant with the latest standards. Coded welding has various methods and codes each specific to a certain job in hand. Some of these codes are very specific to certain jobs while others are a lot more general.

In the UK, BS EN standards are used for the welder approval codes. Meanwhile in the USA the ASME IX standard is used.

A welding sample is provided for the job which needs to qualify to that specification. Once this sample is approved by a test examiner then the welder can be considered coded to that specification.

Due to the many standards available, each one requires testing to become a multi-coded welder.

A list of welder qualification standards are as follows:

  • BS EN ISO 9606-1
  • BS EN ISO 9606-2
  • BS EN ISO 9606-3
  • BS EN ISO 9606-4
  • BS EN ISO 9606-5
  • BS EN 287-1
  • BS 4872-1
  • BS 4872-2
  • AWS D1.1

These are the main standards used in the UK for coded welding qualification.

Once the welding has been completed then testing needs to be completed to see if the work carried out is up to scratch. There are various types of weld testing which are used to comply with the latest standards. NDT testing (Non-Destructive Test) is the most common test carried out in the industry today, a 5% inspection is usually recommended. MT testing (Magnetic Particle) is an alternative to NDT and another common test used in industrial welding.

Certified coded welding is often required for certain jobs, especially large contracts with bigger budgets.

Coded Welding

Guide to hiring the best photo booth

Have you been to a wedding in the last few years and there hasn’t been a photo booth for guests to pull silly faces or drunkenly squeeze into with a group of mates? If you have, then you must be one of the few. Photo booths have become a great way to remember a fun night spent with family and friends at big parties or events. For a standard photo booth, you might pile in, take a picture and collect a print afterwards. But there are additional features to make the experience even better. So, if you’re searching for ‘photo booth hire‘ and want to know which features can help create the best memories for your event, read on and we’ll go through them.

Photo Booth Photo

Fancy dress and green screen

It’s a well-known fact that cowboy hats and large novelty glasses make everything more fun. Photo booths with a selection of costumes and props will entice the silly side of guests, making these moments extra memorable. Green screen technology allows users to choose the background image for photos. You could be transported around the world without leaving the booth.

Customisable print design

If you are hosting an event with a theme, printed photos can match this theme. For example, if you have a Halloween party, filters can be added to increase photo effects. Colour themes for weddings can also be included for consistency across your big day.

Albums and USB sticks

Create a collection of the best photos with an album, or if you want to give guests the chance to look at the photos and pick their personal favourites, all photos can be stored on a USB and sent on. A link can also be provided to a private gallery. Instant duplicate prints mean multiple users can keep a print of the photo, so no fighting over who gets to put it on the mantelpiece.

Upload the photos straight to social media accounts

Some photo booths will give the option to upload photos to your Facebook or Instagram accounts straight after they’re taken. The interface is easy to use thanks to an informative booth butler and after a few clicks, everyone online will know you’re having a great time.

Photo booths are now an essential part of big-event fun. But you don’t want to fork out for one that won’t give you value for money. So, be on the lookout for these features in future.

Personal Protection Dogs

What is a personal protection dog?

Personal protection dogs are a specialist type of service dog. They are trained to stay with the individual they are protecting and protect them if any threats do occur. They are trained to quickly act and intervene should the security of the individual be threatened in any way.  As well as this, they are loving, family pets.

Protection Dog

Is a trained dog the answer?

For a variety of reasons and living with the threats of the modern world, the majority of people wish to further improve the security surrounding themselves, their property or their assets. Whilst there are multiple ways to do this, a trained personal protection dog provides an understated yet, effective solution to do so. Well trained personal protection dogs are most definitely a tangible asset in today’s world to deter and discourage the bad people who live in our society.

Training of a personal protection dog

Personal protection dogs are trained to respond to any potential threat which may occur. They are trained to do this in a measured format depending on the level of danger that the threat is causing. The first approach a protection dog will take is to try and deter the assailant by controlled aggression. Usually, during this stage the dog with either bark or growl. In many cases, this will suffice the problem, however if not, the trained protection dog will take further action.

If the owner is in immediate risk of being assaulted, the dog, either with or without command, will disable the threat by biting and holding the assailant. The dog will then not release the assailant unless commanded to do so by its owner.

For any further information on personal protection dogs, please contact our customer support team and we will be more than happy to assist you.