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135 years of Parrs

In 1886, Francis Parrs set up business as a wheelwright in the heart of Birmingham. It was and still is, a very skilled profession. Soon the market traders were coming to Francis for new wheels for their porter’s trucks,…

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Cycle storage solutions

You’ve got the state-of-the-art bike, the aerodynamic helmet, the body-hugging lycra, and the king of the mountain attitude. It’s time to saddle up your carbon fibre pony and ride in to work! Cycling is, without a doubt, a major…

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Cargomaster Stairclimber Sack Truck

Staircases are a pain in the backside if you are trying to transport anything heavy. It is one manual handling task which will have every Health and Safety officer rolling their eyes and reaching for the red pen. In…

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Why PARRS Kick Step is the best on the market

Often, the most essential products are the least interesting to read about online, and the least essential are the most interesting; For instance, most of us would prefer to browse pages about luxury yachts or exotic holiday destinations, and…

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Buy British

Buy British isn’t an emotional, jingoistic statement, these days its simple common sense. Parrs is a quintessentially British business. We are a family run company that has kicking been around for 135 years. We buy workplace products from around…

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A Buyer’s Guide to Sack Trucks

Sack trucks (also known as hand trucks or sack barrows) are a sound investment for any workspace where manual handling tasks are carried out. But which type of sack truck should you choose?    There are many types, styles…

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Dollies & Furniture Skates – What you need to know

Effective manual handling is often a case of finding a simple solution to a complicated problem. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) define manual handling as: “…any transporting or supporting of a load (including the lifting, putting down,…

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Spotlight on DRABEST Steps & Ladders

Quality in ladder manufacture is one of the most important areas of Health and Safety legislation. When you are off the ground, you have to trust the equipment that supports you. This year, strict new European standards will bring…

PARRS Guides

Guide to selecting Workplace Matting & Flooring

Here’s a quick guide to the different types of workplace matting options available: Entrance Matting 80% of dirt is brought into your working environment on foot.  Dirty and wet floors increase the chance of pedestrians slipping over.  Entrance Mats…

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Guide to Heaters

If you’re fed up with feeling cold indoors, then an electric heater could be the ideal solution to warm you up. Read this guide to find out more about buying heaters for your workplace. How much do you need…

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Safety Tips for preventing Winter Slips & Falls

It’s that time of season where slips & falls occur at an increasing number.  Slip and fall accidents increase during the Autumn and Winter season for a number of reasons: there is less daylight leaves fall onto paths and…

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PARRS in partnership with VARIOFIT

PARRS products are a byword for quality. Therefore when we set up a partnership with a manufacturer of handling equipment, we look for only the highest quality products on the market. Variofit is a classic range of German engineered…

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Introducing PARRS Priority

Everyone is different. Some people want to go online, find the best price and delivery, buy as quickly as possible, and then go in search of the next deal. That’s great, and we think there’s a sometimes a bit of…

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New Year, New Catalogue!

PARRS new catalogue is now out there, strutting its stuff in its shiny new cover and full of its fancy new products! Gone are the 2016 fashions, only to be replaced by the new kids on the block. I would…

Brands

Reasons to choose PARRS Roll-Step…

PARRS Roll-Step is a plastic kick-step stool used by Tesco, Asda, Halfords, Next and Superdrug. These organisations could buy a cheaper Chinese product which will probably do an OK job for them, so why do these cost-conscious organisations choose the…

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Selecting the right Office Chair

Selecting a good office chair with the right comfort and ergonomic features is really important, especially if the user is going to be sitting in it for long periods of time. PARRS have a wide choice of office chairs;…

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