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Car park markings are typically fairly straightforward; clean and clear crisp white lines to be laid, occasionally with some hatching depending on the requirement.
If you’re looking to have playground markings brighten up an outdoor space in a school or community centre there are a lot of different designs to choose from, in fact it can sometimes be a little daunting - there are so many options!
This week is Road Safety Week (18-24 November). We are helping to raise awareness of the importance of road safety and the charity Brake.
If you work in a distribution centre it’s likely that the next few months are going to be some of the busiest of the year. Ensuring you are prepared it key to success.
We always recommend shot blasting to prepare surfaces ready for line marking. If you’ve had line laid before it’s essential to remove all traces of the old markings, if you’re having lines marked on a surface that doesn’t have existing markings shot blasting is still important as it removes the top layer of concrete and any dirt or marks and creates a surface with the optimum bond for the markings.
Health and safety markings aren’t just there to provide walkways for employees, to hatch off no go areas, or protect machinery; they are also there to highlight important, and life-saving, equipment and directions such as to fire doors and fire exits.
School playground markings are a really fun, and colourful, way to make learning a little more exciting for children. While the markings focus on play and interaction there is usually an educational element, whether it involves numbers, the alphabet or a compass.
When it comes to line marking there are many different types of thermoplastic that can be used, depending on the requirements of the work being completed. If you’ve ever wondered about the different types of thermoplastic used in line marking this is the blog for you!
When it comes to health and safety at work you can’t afford to take shortcuts.
Keeping employees, contractors and visitors safe should be paramount, especially if they are working or walking around machinery and vehicles.
If your business has a leased unit and you move premises, chances are it will need some work before it is returned to the owner or landlord.
When you work in a factory or warehouse environment, health and safety is a priority for you and your employees.
We specialise in all kinds of sports markings. From indoor sports hall markings, outdoor courts and pitches to Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) we can mark any court on almost any surface.
We know what it's like when you've got a lot on and your to-do list keeps on growing. There are always things that you think can be put off just a little bit longer, but line marking shouldn't be one of them.
Floor and surface preparation is key for demarcation and other markings on concrete. Shot blasting, scabbling, planing or grinding can prepare your surfaces depending on your needs, but what is the difference?
Crossing the road can be a precarious business, especially if you are elderly or vulnerable.
In Tauranga in New Zealand 3D crossings have been used in an attempt to slow down approaching drivers, and it’s working.
When entering a car park, you want to ensure your visitors know where to park. It can be confusing to turn up somewhere new and not know if you’ve parked in a safe or legal zone.
If your playground or outdoor area is looking a little tired or lack-lustre that’s where we step in. We can provide you with a brightly coloured space that’s fun and educational for children of all ages.
Ensuring your factory or warehouse floor is clearly marked is vital for the health and safety of your company and employees. Take a look at our top 10 tips for keeping your floors safe:
Shot blasting is the process of ‘blasting’ the floor’s surface, stripping the surface and leaving it clean. This floor preparation and line removal technique not only creates a good clean surface, but also helps to create a textured surface, perfect for creating grip, which paint can be applied on top of to increase the lifespan of the markings.
We often receive the same questions from customers, surrounding the MUGAs markings that we offer.
The summer holidays are the perfect time for schools to have any markings they want installed, including MUGAs.
This is why we’ve decided to share this blog, to answer any questions your school may have about MUGAs, to help you decide whether to have one installed before the new school year commences.
The summer holidays is just around the corner! This break gives schools the perfect opportunity to maintain their facilities, to ensure they are in tip top condition for when the children return for the new school year in September.
Factories can be a very hazardous working environment, especially if a business does not maintain their factory floor safety. From slips, trips and falls, to accidents involving vehicles at work, there’s a range of risks and hazards that employers need to be protecting their employees against, which is why we have decided to share our top tips on exactly how employers can create and maintain a high level of safety within their factory.
There are a number of questions that we frequently get asked surrounding our line marking services, with one of the most common questions being whether the client should choose to use paint or thermoplastics for their markings.
For businesses such as distribution centres and warehouses, health and safety should be seen as a main priority, due to the fact that people, vehicles and heavy machinery are all often operating within the same space, creating a vast number of risks.
The year started by replacing some of our vehicles, including my trusted Mitsubishi truck. It has served me well, but the time had come to ring the changes with an eye on the future and so I set about looking for a replacement. Having considered the economic, capacity, and safety factors, one of the big issues still on the table was, would you believe, parking.
Having worked with a large number of schools, we know that a common issue many schools face is limited space for sports activities – a MUGA is the ideal solution.
Sports arenas and stadiums have a number of needs for high quality line markings. These needs include accurate sports markings for their playing surface, as well as markings to help visitors safely navigate their way around the stadium’s car park and grounds.
Great day for Parallel Lines to see Bredon from a different perspective.
One of our clients, Bredon School, invited us to this years Founders Day that took place at the lovely grounds Pull Court, Bushley, Tewkesbury on 20th July.
What a lovely day! I was so impressed with the pupils I have to write about it.
As the new season gets underway we are very proud to say we have had an exceptional year and we are looking forward to the new challenges ahead.
Our Grounds maintenance side of things is going very well and we have some lovely feedback from our schools, and sports-clubs. The weather has presented many challenges for sports this winter as a few of our Rugby and Football pitches have been completely under water for weeks.