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Hot off the press, and arriving just in time, the new Parallel Lines brochure was debuted at the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on Thursday 10th October at the Three Counties Showground.
We've previously talked about why car park markings are good for customer service, but that's not all. Having allocated spaces for different types of visitors to your premises is important too.
Parallel Lines were sponsors of the Worcestershire Education Awards, with some of the team attending the black tie awards evening on Thursday 20 June at Worcester Arena.
We work with parcel distribution company Hermes Parcelnet Ltd. at their sites all over the UK. Their Health & Safety Manager has provided this case study.
Parallel Lines is currently recruiting for 2 new positions:
- Grounds Maintenance Operative
The closing date for these positions is 3rd May 2019
Methyl Methacrylate, or MMA, is a 2-part component consisting of paint and peroxide hardener. With a fast curing time, MMA is highly durable and has the potential to last far longer than hot thermoplastic.
Moving to a new site can be an exciting time for a business, but it can also become stressful and daunting.
The well-known saying that comes to mind for us when we think about moving properties is - ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail’.
It is vital that you have invested time in planning and preparing to make sure the move goes as smooth as possible to minimise downtime.
With the warmer weather well on its way, now is the perfect time to give your site a spring clean by refreshing your outdoor markings.
The well-known saying states ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ and when it comes to health and safety, images and signs are the perfect tool to help highlight unsafe areas or provide quick and easy-to-understand instructions to help avoid accidents or health and safety violations.
Parallel Lines chose to sponsor the Worcestershire Education Awards because we work with many schools and recognise that heads, teachers, ancillary staff and unsung heroes have a tough job and rarely get an opportunity to shout about it. These awards promote the recognition of such dedicated educators.
Safety must be at the forefront in every business and line markings play a vital role in helping businesses achieve and maintain a high level of safety, especially those within factory and warehouse environments.
From the 19th-25th November, Road Safety Week will be taking place across the UK. This week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity.
Have you noticed that your indoor markings are looking dull and worn? We offer a shotblasting service, which can be used to remove old and tired looking markings, to make space for the addition of new markings.
Is your school looking to refresh your school playground and make it more inviting and engaging for your students?
Get your grounds in tip top condition with our grounds maintenance service, for schools and colleges, universities, sports clubs and leisure centres.
We understand the requirements that factories and warehouses have for their floor markings, so whether it be Health and Safety markings, other typical floor markings or bespoke markings that your factory needs, Parallel Lines are your one-stop-shop to meet all of your line markings needs.
3D Zebra Crossings are a relatively new concept, but several town across the globe have already introduced this new and exciting line marking trend, from Ísafjörður in Iceland to Taipei City in Taiwan.
A car park should meet the wants and needs of the business, in terms of capacity, whilst making a customer’s experience a safe and positive one.
With more and more people taking to two wheels as a mode of transport, the need for effective cycling infrastructure is continually increasing.
With the warmer weather fast approaching, is your school prepared to take your PE lessons back outside?
We all know how frustrating it can be when public transport is not running efficiently, which is why it is vital that train stations, tube stations and bus stations have procedures in place to ensure they are running as efficiently as possible.
When you think of line markings, it is most common that people think of road markings, car park markings or Health and Safety markings. Parallel Lines provide all of these line marking services, but line markings are also required in a number places that you don’t usually think of.
With Black Friday and Christmas around the corner, is your depot ready and prepared?
With the colder months fast approaching, is your school ready to take your PE lessons indoors?
We will be discussing the benefits in more detail and we will also compare this technique with others available on the market.
Parallel Lines are now able to offer our valued clients shotblasting and safety solutions (e.g. safety barriers, machine guards) along with our line marking.
Has your business contributed to the constantly improving re-charging network, by having electric car parking facilities installed?
We recently worked with Virgin Active Gyms, to mark out HIIT grids at a number of their locations.
The PL Lines team recently visited the Blackburn Metals site in Kingswinford, to give their factory line markings a well-needed makeover.
If your tennis court hasn’t been regularly maintained over the autumn and winter months, moss and debris can build-up on the surface of your court, compromising your court’s grip and drainage. Not only this, but the harsh weather conditions of the autumn and winter months can also cause your court line markings to become faded and the surface of your court to weaken and disintegrate.
Here are some simple tips to get your tennis court ready for the summer.
Parallel Lines is continuing to build its business in providing a range of services from grounds maintenance, to remarking sports courts, to creating markings for roads, car parks, and factories.
A school car park is used by a variety of people, such as school staff, parents and students. This is why it is vital that your school’s car park is marked out accurately and with the safety of every user in mind.
Did you know that your car park will most likely be the first part of your business that a customer will see?
Is your school playground in need of a new lick of paint, or an entire redesign of your playground markings?
Playground markings have several benefits for a school’s students and we offer a range of playground markings, including educational markings.
Worcestershire Education Network (WEN) is a group of local businesses with a national remit, which aims to offer schools in the region exceptional value for money and local personal service across the full range of educational services...
At PL Lines, we are firm believers that local businesses across Worcestershire should support charities as much as possible. Over the Christmas period we attended a charity boxing event in Perdiswell.
Chard school in Somerset is the school where the nursery rhyme Little Jack Horner started from and the building is over 300 years old...
Just lately we have been asked to mark out several Futsal courts for clients. The latest one being The Wright Robinson College / Leisure Centre in Manchester.
Parallel Lines have been very busy this summer and one of our ventures has been the Worcestershire Education Network/Forums launch which took place on Friday 20th June, 2014
Firstly I am delighted to inform you all that we have moved our business to a larger site. Our new business address is as follows:
Unit 2, Open Barn Business Centre, Kempsey, Worcestershire, WR5 3LW
We have been loving the hot weather that has occurred over the last few weeks, as this has helped us meet all our targets for summer sports markings. This also means that Dominic, our apprentice, has finally had a better season to work in! The fantastic Wimbledon win for Andy Murray has spurred customers on to get their private tennis courts re-sprayed. This again has provided us with more work.
Parallel Lines Apprentice Dominic with owners David Mann & Debbie Mann at the Real Apprentice event in Worcester
Worcester Mayor & Mayoress visit Dines Green Primary school to launch the new Globe playground design as part of the PITT project.
The rain stayed about just long enough for the Key Stage 2 children of Dines Green Primary school to enjoy exploring the world globe which has been laid on the playground by the Parallel Lines team. The world globe was commissioned as a result of an Ofsted inspection which suggested the children needed more activities to stimulate their imagination in the playground. Dave Mann & artist, Nathaniel Pitt have worked hard to give the children a way to explore the geography of the world in a fun & interactive way.
The children love it! Coupled with indoor projects exploring different aspects of the world such as where different foods come from and where animals live and many more. They built the Himalayas out of rocks & filled Australia with sand.
Mr. Gough, the headteacher of the school, welcomed the Mayor & Mayoress of Worcester to the school to 'cut the ribbon' and officially open the new activity. Luckily the weather stayed fine and we managed to get lots of photographs for a new gallery for the website.
Lots more fun patterns, shapes & activities are now planned for the rest of the playground over the coming weeks & months. Lucky kids!