Businesses urged to get in line and clearly mark out their sites
Businesses in the UK are being advised to take steps to make sure their workplaces are safe by using the latest line marking tools. Companies have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe working environment and this includes ensuring that vehicles and pedestrians are separated.
Line marking can help firms comply with the Workplace Health & Safety Regulations 1992, which involves keeping traffic routes free from obstacles that could lead to people falling and injuring themselves.
The use of line marking equipment allows companies to clearly mark out pedestrian walkways and vehicle routes which can help ensure that the health and safety of employees is not put at risk. By law, companies have to make sure vehicles routes are also kept far enough away from doors and gates that are used by pedestrians. Again, the use of line marking tools can help to define the boundaries of safe walkways.
Of course, there are many more uses for line marking paint than creating traffic and pedestrian routes. It can be used to create chevron areas, car parking bays, disabled parking bays and cycle routes, as well as in sports courts and playgrounds. Thanks to advances in technology the paint and applicators are simple and quick to use and lines can be touch dry within 10 minutes.
Ed Barnes, Product Manager at Safetyshop, said: "In some cases, clear and effective line marking can be useful and provide guidance, while in other situations it can help save lives. Advances in line marking technology mean the process is now easier than ever to complete for companies of all sizes.”
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Safetyshop became a trading division of Stockport-based Brady Corporation Ltd following an acquisition in 2005. The company was established in 1970 and through various acquisitions of its own, Safetyshop has gone on to become the leading safety products manufacturer in the UK, producing a range of 18,000 products from eye protection to protective clothing at its 34,000 square foot UK facility in Cheshire.
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