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Organise your workplace: tips for effective floor marking

26 November 2018

Brady’s floor marking guide offers tips for effective floor marking, a floor marking colour code suggestion and includes information on quality floor marking solutions as well as a number of product selection criteria.

Floor marking can help to increase workplace safety, efficiency and compliance. Separated traffic lanes for pedestrians and forklifts or light vehicles will reduce workplace accidents or near misses, will increase workplace compliance with regulations and may positively affect working efficiency. Clearly marked areas for pallets, raw materials, finished goods and scrapped goods can further enhance productivity, as long as the colour coding stays clear for all relevant workers.

Floor marking supports compliance with the EU Directive 92/58/EEC, which mentions that employers shall provide safety and or health signs where needed. Annex V of the Directive, on the minimum requirements governing signs used for obstacles and dangerous locations, and for marking of traffic routes, further includes that traffic routes for vehicles must be clearly identified by continuous stripes in a clearly visible colour if required for the protection of workers.

Safer pedestrians, efficient vehicles

Clearly marked floors are a practical solution to keep pedestrian and vehicle traffic separated in warehouses or logistical areas. Just like traffic lanes on public roads, they help to increase safety and efficiency for all users. Co-workers on foot can immediately see where they can walk safely, while vehicle efficiency can be increased within their dedicated traffic zones.

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