How to Stay Safe in the Kitchen

October 6, 2018

Did you know that the first synagogue and the Benoni Race Track were opened in 1907?

The kitchen can be a dangerous place if necessary precautions are not taken. Users are at risk from such things as open flames, sweltering hot oven plates, sharp knives and cutlery. These kitchen safety tips will go a long way in keeping you safe both in commercial and residential kitchens:

  • Keep kids and pets out of the kitchen

Kids and pets can easily become a distraction for people who are cooking. If you are trying to teach your child to cook, make sure you have age-appropriate recipes and that you teach him or her about safety in the kitchen. Also, make sure that you can give the child your full attention while you cook together.

  • Protective clothing is a must

The right clothing will go a long way in saving you from serious injuries. Shoes, for example, are essential. Also avoid tops with long, loose-fitting sleeves. Remember that synthetic fabric can easily catch fire, so make sure the clothing you wear is appropriate for kitchen use. Hot pads are a must-have for anyone who will be moving pots, pans and bowls around the kitchen. Keep these close by and don’t be tempted to lift and move bowls with your bare hands.

  • Avoid rushing and work in a methodical way

Even if your family members are anxiously waiting to eat, don’t rush about the kitchen – this is when accidents happen. Whether you’re cutting vegetables or stirring a batter, take your time and give each task your focused attention. 

Contact Minuteman Press, a reputable printing company in Benoni that can give you the branded Barron overalls and protective clothing you need for the kitchen.

Are There Any Benefits in Wearing Uniforms?

October 5, 2018

Did you know that a railway linking Boksburg to Johannesburg was built to in 1890?

Are you among those who question the wisdom behind wearing uniforms? Well, the fact that so many organisations and institutions prefer that their members wear uniforms is proof that there should be some benefits involved.

Here are some reasons why some people prefer uniforms:

  • So much mental energy goes into choosing what to wear each morning. You wake up and wonder what the weather will be like. Then you need to mentally prepare the clothing items that will not only keep you comfortable for the weather, but also for the required situation (if you’re meeting a client, for example, you might want to look more formal than if you are going to play action cricket after work). A uniform eliminates a lot of this type of planning while ensuring that you are always presentable, distinguishable and comfortable.
  • Depending on the tasks at hand you may be required to wear branded uniforms. Security guards, for example, must have a security company’s name and the word ‘security guard’ on their uniforms. Firefighters require uniforms that are heat and flame resistant.
  • In the hospitality industry or other customer service sectors, uniforms help clients to distinguish employees from guests.
  • Some companies give uniforms as a perk. It’s also a great way to unify people. With the cost of corporate attire becoming increasingly expensive, many people appreciate the option to wear uniforms to work.

Contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Boksburg specialising in uniform design and branded Barron uniforms.

Do Not Discard Those Business Cards after an Event

October 4, 2018

Did you know that two million years ago early man originated in the Brits area, a veritable Eden, which until the mid-1800s was teeming with a wide diversity of game?

Are you in the habit of dumping the business cards you collect during an event when the event is over? Many people tend to stuff the cards away and forget about them. This is unfortunate because some of those business cards would have come from potential business clients.

Therefore, instead of leaving all these business cards in your car or stuffing them into a desk drawer, use this as a golden opportunity to start building your network. Here are some things you can do to help you make the most of this opportunity:

  • Search for their name on Google

A business card doesn’t really give you a lot of information. You may be surprised to discover that the person who came across as “average” is actually a well-respected person in the industry. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s being written about the person before you decide to discard the business card.

  • Search on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great place to do a bit of research on a person. Here you can get a neat overview of someone’s work history and experience, where they studied, who their contacts in the industry are and what type of skills they are endorsed for by their peers.

  • Capture the Details Digitally and Reach Out

It’s tough to keep track of names and contacts. So, make sure you are capturing the information digitally. Also, be sure to reach out via email if it’s someone that you want to connect with in the future.

Contact Minuteman Pres, a reputable printing company in Brits that will help you with business card design and printing services.

How to Design Business Cards that Make You Stand Out

October 3, 2018

Did you know that Midrand is known as ‘Halfway House’ due to its location halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg?

When you print business cards your intention is to give them away and not to keep them in your drawer or your car. It therefore makes sense that you would want to design and print business cards that you will be proud to pull out and give to potential clients. As a business owner, entrepreneur or sales person, going about your daily business – whether it’s a gym class, a networking event or a family gathering – means that you will need a business card to give out. Here are a few business card design tips that will ensure you create business cards that will make you stand out:

  • You need a brilliant Concept

A business card does more than just give people your contact information, it’s also a low-cost and high-impact way to introduce your corporate culture and brand. Consider the pictures that you choose (if you choose any), the textures, the font as well as the general look and feel. Talk to a graphic designer about either a minimalist and elegant look vs a fun and upbeat design option. Remember, your business card should reflect your personality and brand.

  • Choose Size and Orientation Carefully

There is no rule that says you have to stick to the stock standard size and orientation. Most business cards are 90 mm by 50 mm, but you can make them smaller or larger depending on your goals. Just keep in mind that larger business cards may not be able to fit into a person’s wallet. Play around with landscape and portrait design options to come up with something memorable.

Contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Midrand that can help you with business card design and business card printing. Contact us for more information today.

Special Equipment for Security Guards

October 2, 2018

Did you know that it is said a young girl won a competition to name the suburb, calling it Bedford View because of its beautiful vistas, and to this day, the homestead remains one of the prestige heritage buildings in Bedfordview and home to St Andrews School for girls?

Security guards play a very important role in keeping people safe. They are a prominent feature in many places where there is human activity. They have even become more prominent of late due to the rise in crime rates in commercial and residential complexes.

It is important to note that security guards require particular equipment and uniforms to enable them to carry out their job effectively. Here are some of the items they will need:

  • Branded Uniforms

Branded uniforms will help the staff and residents identify security guards. Not only will this help them spot any unauthorised people on the property, but it will also show them who they can turn to if they need help. The uniforms should be comfortable and have the word ‘security’ on them, as well as a logo if needed.

  • Safety Shoes

Security guards are on their feet for many hours of the day. You need to make sure that they are wearing comfortable footwear, which means quality shoes. If security guards are required on construction sites, then you may also have to invest in protective safety boots to protect them from safety hazards and dangers.

  • Other Tools

The type of work that the security guard does will impact the equipment and tools that you need to invest in. If they are working night shifts, then you will need a flash light. You may also consider a belt that can hold a flash light, pen, whistle or other items that they will have to have on hand.

Contact Minuteman Press, a printing company in Bedfordview that will help you with uniform design and branded Barron uniforms.

Looking into the Future of Corporate Uniforms

October 1, 2018

Did you know that the largest concentration camp in Johannesburg was located in Bassonia where the Turffontein Race Course is now and housed 5000 people?

There have been noticeable trends in the corporate clothing market such that the term ‘Trend forecasting’ that is commonly used in the financial sense can now also apply to this market. Here are a few trends in the uniforms and corporate clothing market that you should take note of:

  • Styles continue to change

In the past, corporate clothing was generally limited to golf shirts, t-shirts and caps. Companies are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition, which means that corporate clothing manufacturers are vastly expanding their ranges. Some of the latest trending items include polo shirts, beanies, scarves and branded sportswear. If you are considering investing in corporate clothing for your employees, be sure to take your time browsing through clothing catalogues before you make your decision. You will be amazed by the sheer number of options available on the market today!

  • Item individualisation

While some employees will regard corporate clothing as a perk, others may not like the idea of wearing something that can be seen as a ‘uniform’. In this case, it’s great to be able to give employees options so that they can use their branded clothes as an opportunity to express their individuality. Instead of only having a few options in one colour, why not have a few different patterns and styles designed in various shades of your corporate colours. This will get employees involved in the creative process and give them a sense of ownership.

Are you thinking of investing in corporate clothing to boost the morale of your employees? Contact Minuteman Press, a printing company in Bassonia that specialises in uniform design and branded Barron uniforms.

Get the Benefits of Promotional Clothing

October 1, 2018

Did you know that Witbank which means “white ridge” in Afrikaans was so named in reference to the sandstone commonly found in Witbank where years before travellers and drivers would sit to rest?

Branded clothing has a huge impact on how people perceive your business. If you decide to invest in such items as t-shirts to be worn on certain occasions or corporate attire that is worn daily, you will be glad to know that there are many reasons why this can be the perfect branding exercise for your business. Here are some of the reasons:

  • Gives that Professional Look

Enforcing a dress code in a workplace can be tough. Especially in places like South Africa, where people come from different cultures and are spread across various social economic levels. It is virtually impossible to prescribe to people what constitutes ‘appropriate work attire’. Branded uniforms put everyone on the same level and give your work environment a professional look.

  • Boosts Your Brand Name

If people are wearing branded clothing with your company name and logo on it to work, then they’re undoubtedly wearing it when they’re out-and-about after office hours as well. Branded clothing can be a great conversation starter as people may wonder which company a person works for. This gives your employees an opportunity to talk about their jobs and their career goals. It also helps visitors identify your staff easily.

  • Clothes are great corporate gift ideas

You can have corporate clothing designed according to the image that you want your company to present and give these away to valuable clients as presents.

Get in touch with Minuteman Press today. They are a leading printing company in Witbank that specialises in branded Barron clothing.

Why Workers Need to Wear Steel-Toed Boots

September 30, 2018

Did you know that when Capetonians talk of Tygervalley they are referring to the Tygervalley Shopping Centre – a huge monolith and a ‘shop ‘till you drop’ destination in the northern suburbs?

It is important for all workers who work outdoors to wear protective clothing and safety boots. Whether you run a construction company, an engineering firm or whether you simply have workers moving about on your property, it’s crucial that you can equip them with the right protective clothing to keep them safe at all times. Here are a few of the top reasons why people need to wear steel-toed safety boots:

  • Compliance with Health and Safety Legislation

Not complying with national health and safety legislation can expose your business to fines and penalties. If you work in an industry where staff is subjected to potential hazards and dangers on the site, it’s crucial to invest in safety boots.

  • Provide Comfort

Contrary to popular belief, steel-toed safety boots are very comfortable. Advances in production processes and a focus on more ergonomic designs have led to safety boots that are a vast improvement on the protective boots that workers had to wear years ago. An added bonus is that they look great!

  • Reduce Risks of Trip, Slip and Fall Accidents

Besides larger hazards and dangers on the site or at an office, there’s always the possibility of trip, slip and fall accidents, which greatly contribute to the number of health and safety incidents in work environments. Many safety boots have an extra layer of slip-resistant protection to contribute to the increased safety on the site or at the office.

  • Durability

These shoes weren’t designed to need to be replaced every year. Safety boots were manufactured with durability and longevity in mind, so it’s an expense that will be worth the investment.

Contact Minuteman Press, a reputable printing company in Tygervalley, Bellville that can design branded Barron safety boots for your business.

Stay Safe in the Kitchen

September 30, 2018

There is always danger lurking in the kitchen, be it commercial or residential. Exposure to open flames, sweltering hot oven plates, sharp knives, and cutlery may pose serious health and safety risks. Follow these few top kitchen safety tips to keep yourself and others safe:

  • Keep Kids and Pets Away

Kids and pets can easily become a distraction for people who are cooking. If you are trying to teach your child to cook, make sure you have age-appropriate recipes and that you teach him or her about safety in the kitchen. Also, make sure that you can give the child your full attention while you cook together.

  • Always wear protective clothing

The right clothing will go a long way in saving you from serious injuries. Shoes, for example, are essential. Also avoid tops with long, loose-fitting sleeves. Remember that synthetic fabric can easily catch fire, so make sure the clothing you wear is appropriate for kitchen use. Hot pads are a must-have for anyone who will be moving pots, pans, and bowls around the kitchen. Keep these close by and don’t be tempted to lift and move bowls with your bare hands.

  • Work Methodically and avoid rushing

Watching MasterChef can give the impression that your cooking should happen within a very tight deadline. Even if your family members are anxiously waiting to eat, don’t rush about the kitchen – this is when accidents happen. Whether you’re cutting vegetables or stirring a batter, take your time and give each task your focused attention.

Contact Minuteman Press, a leading printing company in Strijdom Park, Randburg that can give you the branded Barron overalls and protective clothing you need for the kitchen.

What to Do with Those Business Cards after an Event

September 29, 2018

Situated in the heart of East London, Vincent Park provides secure and hassle-free shopping, with a choice of over 75 stores, including banks, eateries and your favourite retail outlets.

What do you do with the business cards that you collect from people during conferences, exhibitions, client meetings or other networking events? Many people are left with more business cards than they care to process. Some people you meet will immediately be categorised as potential business contacts. But what about all the industry contacts that you just know you won’t be doing business with soon?

Instead of leaving all these business cards in your car or stuffing them into a desk drawer, use this as a golden opportunity to start building your network. Here are some things you can do to help you make the most of this opportunity:

  • Search their name on Google

A business card doesn’t really give you a lot of information. You may be surprised to discover that the person who came across as “average” is actually a well-respected person in the industry. Do a quick Google search to find out what’s being written about the person before you decide to discard the business card.

  • Search their LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a great place to do a bit of research on a person. Here you can get a neat overview of someone’s work history and experience, where they studied, who their contacts in the industry are and what type of skills they are endorsed for by their peers.

  • Digitally Archive the Info and Reach Out

It’s tough to keep track of names and contacts. So, make sure you are capturing the information digitally. Also, be sure to reach out via email if it’s someone that you want to connect with in the future.

Ensure that your own business cards are memorable. Contact Minuteman Press, a leading business card design and printing company in Vincent, East London services today.

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