Chainsaw safety 101
June 20, 2024

Chainsaw Safety 101: Tips For Safe Chainsaw Operation

Using a chainsaw can be an incredibly efficient way to handle heavy-duty cutting tasks, from felling trees to cutting firewood. However, it’s crucial to understand that Operating A Chainsaw also comes with significant risks.

May 24, 2024

Highland Industrial Supplies Open Days Event : 6th - 7th June 8am - 5pm

After last year’s successful Open Days at HIS, we’ve gone bigger and better! Featuring 60+ exhibitors from Clothing, Welding, Industrial Cleaning to Power tools and so much more! Theres something for everyone at HIS!

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May 13, 2024

Mastering The Art of Hedge Trimming

Hedge trimming is both a science and an art, requiring precision and patience to achieve the perfect finish. Whether you're a novice gardener or a seasoned pro, mastering the art of hedge trimming can elevate the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space. In this guide, we'll explore essential tips and techniques to help beginners trim their hedges like a pro, all while showcasing the range of hedge trimming products available at Highland Industrial Supplies.

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March 27, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficient Doors and Windows

In the quest for a more sustainable home, energy efficiency stands as a paramount consideration. With the right doors and windows, homeowners can not only reduce their carbon footprint but also enjoy substantial savings on energy bills. If you're looking to embark on this eco-friendly journey, let us guide you through the process, with insights into energy-efficient solutions and the services provided by Highland Industrial Supplies.

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March 25, 2024

Choosing The Right Industrial Pressure Washer for Your Needs

When it comes to industrial cleaning, having the right equipment can make all the difference. Industrial pressure washers are indispensable tools that cater to various cleaning requirements. In this guide, we'll explore the key features and benefits of different types of industrial pressure washers, helping you make an informed choice based on your specific needs.

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March 20, 2024

the History and Craftsmanship of Le Creuset Cookware

In the realm of culinary excellence and iconic kitchenware, few names command as much respect and admiration as Le Creuset. Renowned for its unparalleled quality, timeless design, and exceptional durability, Le Creuset cookware has earned a place of honour in kitchens around the world.

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March 19, 2024

Prepare for Spring Cleaning with Highland Industrial Supplies

As the seasons transition from the cold embrace of winter to the refreshing mild air of spring, it’s time to embrace a tradition as old as time itself – spring cleaning. At Highland Industrial Supplies, we understand the importance of this annual ritual not just for tidying up, but for rejuvenating your home and your spirits. Join us as we delve into the origins of spring cleaning, explore its benefits, and offer expert tips on how to tackle every corner of your home, from the bathroom to the living areas, ensuring they gleam with freshness and vitality.

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March 11, 2024

Ensuring Workplace Safety with Helly Hanson

When it comes to industrial supplies, prioritising workplace safety is paramount. As winter darkness blankets the UK, including the Scottish Highlands, maintaining visibility becomes a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety of workers. In this blog, we’ll delve into the history of Helly Hansen, a renowned brand in workwear, and explore the significance of high-visibility clothing, with a focus on their exceptional range of jackets, trousers, and bib and braces.

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January 08, 2024

Cold Weather Safety Gear for Outdoor Workers

As the crisp chill of winter envelops Scotland, prioritising safety and comfort becomes paramount for those who brave the outdoors, especially when working. Highland Industrial Supplies understands the unique challenges posed by the Scottish winter and has curated a collection of cold weather safety gear for outdoor workers to ensure you face the season with confidence.

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December 01, 2023

Our 2023 Christmas Gift Guide

As the festive season approaches, finding the perfect Christmas gifts becomes a delightful pursuit. At Highland Industrial Supplies, we understand the importance of thoughtful and practical presents. In this Christmas Gift Guide, we've curated a selection of gifts to cater to different tastes and interests. From home essentials to outdoor gear, we have something for everyone on your list.

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November 14, 2023

Riding Helmet Safety Checklist: Your Guide to Safe Riding Gear.

Riding a horse is not just a sport or a hobby; it's a way of life for many in Scotland and beyond. Whether you're an experienced rider or just starting your equestrian journey, safety should always be a top priority. One of the most crucial pieces of safety equipment for any rider is the Riding Helmet. In this blog, we'll guide you through a comprehensive Riding Helmet Safety Checklist to ensure you're well-prepared and well-protected when you hit the saddle.

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October 24, 2023

Carhartt Must-Haves: Stylish, Rugged, and Durable.

When it comes to durable workwear and rugged outdoor clothing, one name stands out above the rest — Carhartt. For decades, Carhartt has been the go-to brand for individuals who need clothing that can handle the toughest jobs and the harshest conditions. Highland Industrial Supplies (HIS) is proud to offer a wide range of Carhartt products, and in this blog, we'll take you through some of our top style picks that are must-haves for any wardrobe.

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September 26, 2023

The Importance of Safety Boots, Which should you choose?

When it comes to personal safety at the workplace, one crucial element often overlooked is the choice of Safety Boots. Whether you work in construction, manufacturing, or any other industry where foot protection is paramount, selecting the right safety boots is essential. In this blog, we will delve into the importance of safety boots, the top brands to consider, and the many benefits they offer. At Highland Industrial Supplies, we understand the significance of safety, which is why we offer a wide range of safety boots to cater to your specific needs. Let's explore the world of safety footwear and make an informed choice.

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August 04, 2023

Your Must-Have Items for every Backpacking Trip.

Whether you are a seasoned backpacker or venturing into the wilderness for the first time, effective planning and preparation is the key to a successful backpacking trip. The essence of backpacking is travelling light yet ensuring you have everything you need. It's a balance of needs, wants, and what-ifs. Highland Industrial Supplies is committed to providing reliable and tested gear for outdoor adventures. Here, we present a list of must-have items for your next backpacking trip to make your journey comfortable, safe, and truly enjoyable.

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July 21, 2023

Summer Garden DIY Projects to Enhance Your Outdoor Space.

Summer is the perfect time to unleash your creativity and transform your outdoor space into a stunning garden retreat. With a few simple DIY projects, you can enhance the beauty and functionality of your garden. In this article, we will explore some exciting ideas that will help you create an outdoor oasis. Roll up your sleeves, get your Gardening Tools ready, and let's dive into some inspiring DIY projects!

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June 27, 2023

Festival Essentials: What You Need for Camping at Belladrum.

As the summer sun starts to brighten our days, one thing pops up in the minds of music lovers across the UK — festival season! And when we think of festivals, our minds fondly meander towards Belladrum, our favourite local music extravaganza. Known as the Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum's history traces back to 2004 and the event has made a mark with its unique blend of music, arts, and culture. Just like a well-tuned instrument, your festival experience can be just as harmonious with the right festival supplies.

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May 31, 2023

Gone Fishing: Essential Gear and Tips to Get Started.

There's nothing quite like the tranquillity and excitement of a day spent fishing. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, having the right fishing gear is crucial to your success on the water. At Highland Industrial Supplies, we're dedicated to helping you choose the perfect equipment for your fishing escapades. In this guide, we'll explore the essential gear and provide useful tips to get you started on your fishing journey. So, grab your tackle box, and let's dive in!

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May 16, 2023

Why Well-Fitted PPE Clothing is Essential For Women On-Site.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a crucial aspect of workplace safety for both men and women. However, when it comes to women's PPE clothing, there are often unique challenges that need to be addressed. Ill-fitted PPE clothing can lead to injury, reduced mobility, discomfort, chafing, and heat stress, making it essential to prioritise well-fitted PPE clothing for women on work sites. In this blog, we will explore why well-fitted PPE Clothing is essential for women as it can prevent injuries and improve work quality.

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April 26, 2023

Boosting Your Garden's Health by Composting.

If you're looking for a way to boost your spring garden's health, composting is the way to go. Composting is the process of breaking down organic materials into a nutrient-rich soil amendment that can be added to your garden beds. By using Compost , you can improve the structure and fertility of your soil, while also reducing waste. In this blog, we'll walk you through the process of composting and show you how to use it in your spring garden.

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April 19, 2023

Troubleshooting Tree and Shrub Problems In Your Garden.

Having majestic trees and beautiful shrubs in your garden can create a stunning landscape that adds value and beauty to your home. However, these green giants are not immune to troubles. Pests, diseases, environmental stressors, improper pruning, and transplant shock can all take a toll on the health and vitality of your trees and shrubs. But fear not! In this blog, we will dive into these common problems and provide you with expert tips and product recommendations for troubleshooting and defeating them. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get ready to tackle these challenges head-on!

5 ways to get your garden ready for spring
March 15, 2023

Five Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Spring.

Spring is finally upon us, and it's time to get your garden in shape. With a little effort, you can turn your winter-weary yard into a stunning spring garden that you can enjoy all season long. How do you plan to get your garden ready? From clearing winter debris to giving your fence a fresh lick of paint, our guide will provide you with top tips for getting your garden ready for spring this year!

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March 10, 2023

Night Safety - Its Important to Be Bright and Be Seen.

It is important to wear high-visibility clothing when working at night because it helps to increase your visibility and reduces the risk of accidents. When you work in low-light conditions, such as at night or in areas with poor lighting, it can be difficult for others to see you, especially if you are wearing dark-coloured clothing. High-visibility clothing is designed to reflect light, making you more visible to others. This is particularly important if you work near moving vehicles or machinery, as it can help drivers or operators to see you from a distance and avoid collisions. Wearing high-visibility clothing is also often a legal requirement in many industries, including construction, transportation, and utilities. Employers are responsible for providing their workers with appropriate protective gear, including high-visibility clothing, to ensure their safety on the job. Overall, wearing high-visibility clothing when working at night is crucial for your safety and can help to prevent accidents and injuries. Here are some things you can do to be more visible when working at night:

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February 14, 2023

Ways to Warm Up the Home without using the Thermostat.

Keeping warm during the colder months can be a challenge, especially if you're trying to save money on your energy bills. However, there are several clever ways to heat your home without relying solely on your thermostat. From filling your hot water bottle to blocking draughts from the door, we'll discuss some simple and effective hacks for staying warm and cosy, without breaking the bank.

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January 27, 2023

Safety Measures For Using Portable Industrial Heaters.

All indoor workplaces must be at an appropriate temperature during working hours. In the UK, there is no legal minimum or maximum operating temperature, i.e., when it’s too cold or too hot to work. However, official guidelines recommend a minimum temperature of 16°C or 13°C for employees performing manual work. The answer to keeping the workplace or warehouse warm is the installation of a portable Industrial Heater. While they come with many benefits, portable industrial heaters can be a fire hazard if not handled properly. These are high-wattage devices that have the potential to ignite nearby flammable materials such as curtains, beds, couches, paper, clothing, and flammable liquids. It is therefore crucial that you take note of, and ensure, all safety measures are in place when relying on industrial heaters.

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January 12, 2023

Which Industrial Heater Is Right For You? Diesel? Electric?

Industrial Heaters are devices used to generate heat in large worker environments or processes. Designed to heat large spaces or materials to high temperatures, industrial heaters can be instrumental during the winter months in environments that have a hard time keeping out the cold, such as building sites. While all industrial heaters work towards the same goal of producing heat, the way they achieve it varies as there are many different types, including electric heaters, LPG and propane heaters, and diesel heaters. So, which heater is right for you? Below we discuss the various types we have on offer at HIS and the benefits each one brings.

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January 12, 2023

Is your car ready for driving slippery roads this winter?

Winter often means freezing rain, slippery roads, and black ice. Drivers need to use extreme caution when driving in this kind of weather as the chances of losing control of the vehicle are greater.

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December 21, 2022

Our Favourite Shovels for Clearing the Drive This Winter.

It’s that time of year again: the snow and ice has finally descended upon us! Are you prepared for the wintery conditions, or have you been caught short with the recent snow? Do not fret. We’ve got you covered with our rundown of favourite snow shovels so you’re prepared for the next fall of snow, or, have some alternative replacements for your old, tired snow shovels to make clearing your driveway and pavement that little bit easier this winter.

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December 05, 2022

Our favourite Christmas gifts for kitchen enthusiasts.

The avid home chef can be fussy about their kitchen gear, so knowing what to buy them for the holiday season can feel daunting. Maybe you think they have everything they already need, or they’re in a committed relationship with one specific brand of seasoning. But fret not. We’ve got a few tools that are guaranteed to please, whether it’s just an upgrade or a totally new kit that will become an integral and much-appreciated part of the kitchen. Here are our favourite gifts for every type of home cook this year.

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November 17, 2022

The Best Type of Space Heaters for Warmth & Cost Efficiency.

We have all been feeling the pinch lately, with the cost of energy increasing rapidly across the UK. Trying to save on gas prices? It may be worth considering the use of a space heater in place of central heating to warm up your home this winter. Used effectively, alongside the sensible use of a thermostat, A Space Heater can be economically beneficial, keeping you warm in your bedroom or living room. While electricity prices aren’t exactly kind to the purse strings either, you might consider using a space heater in your home if you’re only requiring short, targeted warmth — instead of spending lots of money on your central heating over a prolonged period. So, what are your options when it comes to space heaters this winter?

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November 10, 2022

Reduce your site lighting costs this winter with LED.

Now more than ever, optimising your energy consumption is essential, particularly as the winter months are looming. This month we’re looking at a range of measures you can take to keep your bills as low as possible. One simple change you can implement, whether you’re in a factory, an office, or on a building site is installing LED lighting. This simple change can reduce your lighting costs by as much as 80%.

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November 10, 2022

The Benefits of Wood Pellets For Heating Your Home.

How are you planning to heat your home this winter? With the rising cost of energy across the UK, you may be looking for alternative cost-effective ways to keep yourself and your family warm. One option to consider, which is quickly becoming more popular, is wood pellet heating. Producing energy using a wood pellet central heating boiler or wood pellet stove comes with many benefits such as reducing your carbon footprint and reducing your energy bills.