On the roads, we’re all used to line markings and colours – we understand that the white lines in the middle of the road are there to keep us safe, that arrows near a junction will show us the direction we need to take, that zebra crossings denote that pedestrians have priority on the road, and we know what single and double yellow lines mean (and the consequences of ignoring them!). But what are the advantages of line marking in a business environment?
In manufacturing and industrial areas, the use of line marking and floor colours also create a safer working environment, including pathways and zones. This is especially important if your company uses forklift trucks and other moving vehicles as part of the day to day running of the business. By using a clearly demarcated layout for vehicles and pedestrians, including crossing points, you will be protecting employees in the same way that the Highway Code protects road users.
Different working zones
Using different floor colours for separate activities can help keep them organized and efficient. For example, using a different coloured floor for inspection and storage areas, as well as areas that require extra care or precautions, can ensure staff know which zones to enter. This can prevent items from being placed in the wrong area, saving time and improving efficiency.
However, it’s important to note that employees who are color-blind may have difficulty with this system. Additional steps, such as consultation or providing special glasses, may be necessary.
In the long term, implementing line markings and floor colours can improve efficiency and safety, ultimately saving money and boosting staff motivation and productivity.
Now that you understand the advantages of line marking for your business, get in touch today for a free quote!