Essential Industrial Floor Marking Guidelines
Floor marking is an important safety aspect to have in a industrial work area. Factories are busy environments with a lot happening.
Markings are one of the most important factors to be maintained in any industry for the safety of employees as well as for communication. Floor markings may include lines, stripes, dotted lines, arrows etc to keep employees away from any potential hazards or dangerous areas.
Tools for Floor Marking:
To improve communication and the safety of employees, industrial marking from companies like ATD UK encompasses man different applications from case printing, wood/metal marking as well as floor marking as an essential requirement for safety.
Here are some of the tools used:
- Floor marking shapes
- Smart stripe Tapes
- 5S Tapes
- Reflective Tapes
- Glow-in-the-dark Tapes
- Anti-slip Tapes etc.
Tips for Floor Marking:
Here are some of the necessary tips for floor marking:
Floor marking lines:
Floor marking lines must be 2” to 6” wide which is the required width for aisle or any other work cells. This width must be provided by any industry to ensure maximum visibility.
Floor marking colours:
Red, orange, yellow, black and white are some of the standard colours used for floor markings.
- Red floor marking is used for fire safety and protection, especially to denote containers of flammable liquids.
- Yellow indicates traffic lanes, aisle ways, work cells etc.
- Orange markings are for the materials that are currently held for inspection.
- White coloured tape is for denoting equipment and fixtures.
- Black does not stand alone. It combines with white and yellow to denote employees to special physical or health hazards.
Floor marking areas:
Floor markings are compulsory for some of these areas,
- Fire extinguisher placement
- For storage fixtures
- To specify the location of equipment
- Aisle pathways
- Raw materials
- Equipment that's in operation
- Finished goods
- Forklift safety
These are some of the areas that have to be marked for communication in industry.
Guidelines for Floor Marking:
- Factory visitors or employees should not be confused by floor markings. Using fewer colours as possible can make it easier to find the right way.
- If your company has many facilities, then follow the same standards throughout the facility. The floor markings should be standard and uniform at all locations.
- Train every employee and contractor on the floor markings. They must be aware of all colours and their meanings,
- Maintain the same signs throughout the facility as a reminder to your employees.
- Be consistent with your colour markings or floor markings. Don’t forget the value of your factory's colour markings.
- Standard guide: It is recommended you use only standard red colour markings for stop signs, barricades and temporary obstructions, danger signs, emergency buttons for stopping equipment and containers that contain flammable liquids etc.
These are some of the guidelines to have in mind for floor marking.
Using floor markings in your industry to avoid accidents.
Direct employees on a safe and secure route.
Keep employees safe from hazardous equipment.
As a final point
Floor marking is an essential component for industry safety.
These guidelines should be really helpful for you.
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