SIGNAGE FOR INDUSTRIAL FLOORING

 

How many times have you panicked when a truck driver buzzed you with the bull and a load of 1,400kg in the middle of the ship? thanks to our experience in signaling industrial floors and pavements in Barcelona, we know of some setbacks that have led to accidents due to carelessness when planning an industrial pavement. Pedestrian signage, work areas, zebra crossings, fire extinguishers, emergency exits ...

1 - Why signal industrial resin pavements?

 

Because it is regulated and required by law in Spain. According to the results of the risk assessment, it is necessary and useful for its control in order to comply with LAW 31/1995, on the Prevention of Occupational Risks, and RD 485/1997, dated April 14, on safety signs. and health at work.

 

We can signal all the paving of your company in a weekend without interrupting the activity of it, respecting the commissioning times that are necessary. Professional finishes and with the use of resins with European CE quality certification and ISO-90001 standard.


2 - What is industrial signage for industrial resin pavements?

 

Industrial signage consists of using a set of plates, signs and badges in general, in order to regulate traffic in a work space and protect the safety and health of the worker.

 

In some places there is a need to signal pavements, making it mandatory for industries and companies to use industrial safety signage. Otherwise, they will have problems with the law.

 

In general, industries and companies hire a specialist who is in charge of signaling, because they are made considering requirements established in legislation.

 

The specialist will have, according to the characteristics of the work space, posters, signs, the delimitation and marking of the ground, according to the legal regulations: attract the user's attention, clearly identify the risk, and indicate the conduct to follow .

3 - What are the objectives of industrial signage?

 

Operating under an industry signage plan improves safety and productivity in industries, factories and assembly plants, the same goes for signage in the company.

 

They help in the control of risks, in the workplace, by providing indications, guidelines or obligations, so it is necessary that workers know them, and are respected by both the worker and the person who is visiting.

 

It will depend on the size of the same, being in the smallest the owner of the same and in larger companies, a technician in occupational risk prevention (PRL) is usually responsible.

 

To protect their safety and health, pedestrians must observe all regulations established in this regard for the use of traffic lanes in the workplace, especially the vertical and horizontal signs that indicate the crossing areas.

4 - What types of industrial signage exist in the industry?

 

Within our work with industrial floors, we carry out the signage of the workplace, Grupo Pavin being in charge of the delimitation and marking of the ground, placement of posters and signs, whatever is required according to the characteristics of the space.

 

If the area to be treated is a warehouse, with different locations through which storage, or inventory of materials is transited, it is advisable to sign industrial floors, to delimit the transit space and avoid the risk of falls, knocks, shocks and collisions.

 

If you have a wide structure, and you want to create different workspaces in it, you can do this with the industrial pavement marking, delimiting each work space and with continuous bands, and creating pedestrian corridors.

 

If it is the case of the construction of a business establishment, it uses the signage continuous pavements to delimit surfaces dedicated to specific functions such as storage, access routes to extinguishing media and evacuation routes.

 

This same signage will apply to the delimitations and signs of basement parking, if you have one.

 

Also for the delimitation and marking on the permanent external roads that are in its immediate surroundings.

 

These are just three examples, of many that there may be, in which these three types of industrial signs are necessary.

 

Within our work with industrial floors, we deal with signage, we know all the signal elements within industrial and business environments.

 

For these works, we study the space, we observe, we analyze and we decide the signaling to be used and the safety signal distribution points that are needed.

 

We are a company that has qualified personnel, and we acquire the best materials in the sector, in order to carry out the best quality work, with which the client will feel satisfied.

5 - What aspects are essential when signaling an industrial pavement?

 

The correct identification of the different locations will allow the delimitation of the workspaces of the traffic lanes and the storage areas, thus avoiding falls that occur on the move.

 

The movement of people and materials in the workplace is carried out through the circulation routes and the fact of circulating through them entails the possibility of the occurrence of various types of accidents, mainly falls, blows, crashes and being run over, which is why any internal rule established for the correct use of traffic routes in companies, in particular road signs, must be respected at all times.

 

Work surfaces are the reason for the origin of a large number of occupational accidents, mainly falls to the same level, which represent approximately 10% of the total number of accidents with sick leave registered in Spain annually. Of these, 98.4% have minor consequences, 1.58% serious consequences and 0.02% fatal consequences.

 

A significant part of these falls occurs when traveling from one point to another in the company, whether to look for a part, tool or document, go to services, to transmit information, to meet another person, to participate in a meeting or when joining or leaving the job.

 

The correct identification of the different locations will allow the delimitation of the workspaces of the traffic lanes and the storage areas, thus avoiding falls that occur on the move.

 

When necessary for the protection of workers, vehicle circulation routes must be clearly delimited by continuous stripes of a clearly visible color, preferably white or yellow, taking into account the color of the ground. The delimitation must respect the necessary safety distances between vehicles and nearby objects, and between pedestrians and vehicles.

 

Color signs referring to signs of slopes, obstacles or other elements that create a risk of falling people, shocks or blows, delimitation of areas, etc. it will be made by alternating yellow and black stripes. The stripes must have an approximate inclination of 45º and be of similar dimensions according to the following model:

 

The use of alternating yellow and black stripes with a 45º inclination should be limited exclusively to the warning of the danger of falls, shocks and blows, and it is not recommended to use them to paint safety elements such as railings and guards on machines.

 

Surfaces dedicated to specific functions, such as buffers, material classification zones, location of mobile equipment, access roads or extinguishing media and evacuation routes, should not be marked with yellow and black bands, but using a specific signaling code as simple as possible, preferably using continuous bands of 10 cm width, white or yellow (depending on the color of the industrial flooring).

 

The horizontal marking of the work centers will be carried out, whenever necessary, delimiting the work areas, avoiding interference between nearby work stations and marking the corridors as areas free of temporary or fixed obstacles; For this, continuous bands of 5 cm wide, white or yellow (depending on the color of the industrial flooring) will preferably be used to delimit the work areas or warehouses of the traffic lanes and 10 cm wide to delimit the corridors for pedestrians, when they circulate parallel to roads.

6 - What colors are commonly used in industrial signage for resin flooring?

 

To avoid excessive coloring, the range of colors used will be as small as possible and the same hue is always used for all the signs.

 

The intermediate storages and the material classification areas could be marked out by contouring them with bands equal to those used for the circulation routes and their interior area painted in a single color or by means of bands identifying this function (preferably white).

 

The areas of access to the extinguishing media must be marked on the ground by contouring them with red bands.

 

When in the internal roads of roundabout you want to delimit areas for pedestrian crossing, it would be appropriate to signpost such crossing areas by wide bands, yellow or white (zebra-type crossings) 10 cm wide, of the same color as that used in signaling of the roads.

 

When there are road and pedestrian circulation routes in interior areas, it would be convenient to differentiate the pedestrian traffic surfaces, or at least their edges, using a color different from that of the vehicle circulation routes.

  

When painting the marking strips on roadways, it is recommended to use paints prepared in such a way that, in front of the passage of vehicles, they present a road adhesion similar to that of the rest of the road pavement.

7 - How to contact and request a technical visit?

 

You can contact our technicians by phone +34 931 004 188, through the web chat service or through the contact form.

 

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