Don't Get Out Of Line When Marking Out Your Workplace, warns Safetyshop
Released on: May 25, 2011, 2:27 pm
May 25, 2011 - Marking out a workplace can be an incredibly
important task for a significant number of businesses. Manufacturing
plants, warehouses, car parks and factories all need obvious markings
to help keep workers safe, and UK safety products manufacturer
Safetyshop is calling on firms to get their line marking strategy
Ed Barnes, UK Product Manager at Safetyshop said there are a number of things
businesses should always remember when preparing to use line marking applicators to mark out sections of their workplace. These include:
• Prepare – Make sure the area you’ll be marking out is free of obstructions.
You do not want to have to start moving objects once marking has begun.
• Clean – Painting over a dirty surface will affect the quality of the lines.
Always try to make sure the area is clean and dry.
• In order to ensure straight lines, always use a guide such as a length of
tape, length of wood or a ladder.
• To ensure a clean and crisp finish, simply place a piece of card at the end
of the line.
• When spraying through stencils, use masking tape to prevent paint from
marking other areas.
Ed Barnes said: "Following these hints and tips should certainly help businesses to
ensure they get smooth and crisp lines. Most importantly the lines will be clearly
visible and in situations where line markings are used to distinguish between
vehicle lanes and pedestrian walkways, this is vital.
"Line marking is a task
that many businesses carry out on a regular basis. By using a quality product they
can ensure those lines stay bold and fresh for longer, which in the long term will
save time and money."
Safetyshop’s line marking products are used in a wide variety of industries. Local
authorities use them to mark out parking bays, schools use them to mark out
playgrounds and sports clubs use marking products to paint lines on football pitches
and sports courts.
Ed added: "The potential number of uses for line marking equipment is huge, but
it’s always important to remember to buy a quality product that will stand the test
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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 safety signs to workwear at its 34,000 square foot UK facility in Cheshire.
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