Places that Require Line Markings You Don’t Usually Think Of
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.
Here are just a few places where line markings are important and play a vital role:
Railway Station Markings
When you stand on a railway station platform, waiting for your train, how do you know where to stand so that you keep a safe distance away from the edge of the platform? The answer is because of the line markings of the platform.
Platform line markings, such as the yellow line indicating where to stand behind, are important for helping to keep the general public safe, and hatched area markings can be used on train platforms, to mark out the areas that are out of bounds.
Line markings can also be used on train platforms, to indicate where the train doors will be when the train comes to a stop.
It is not just the platform where line markings are required at a train station. The car park at a train station needs to be able to cater to a large volume of people and needs to be effective at directing drivers during the rush hour periods. Line markings can be used to achieve both of the above and they can also be used to ensure the car park caters to all users - disabled parking bays, electric car charging spaces, motorcycle parking and areas where people can lock up their push bikes.
Finally, level crossing markings are also important to keep the general public safe. Level crossing markings need to be bold and visible for drivers and pedestrians, to ensure their safety when crossings are being used.
Driving Test Centres
Do you remember taking your driving test? It is a very nervous day for those taking their test.
The car park at a driving test centre may be used for manoeuvres during a driver’s test and these markings need to be accurate and easily visible for those nervous drivers taking their test, to help them carry out the manoeuvers as accurately as possible.
Along with this, directional arrows can also help aid nervous drivers when exiting and entering the car park. These markings will help make it clear to the driver where they need to go, helping them to make a good impression.
One other place where line markings are vital is at airports. Not only can we mark out the actual airfield markings - helping airports to run efficiently and ensuring markings are bold and easily visible to the pilot - but we can also mark out airport car parks.
Airport car parks must deal with large volumes of people and due to the size of airport car parks, signs and line markings are used to direct people towards the airport and they are also used to mark out the different zones in the car park. Drivers will have to remember the zone where they parked when they return from holiday.
Helicopter Landing Pads (Helipads)
Line markings are also required on helipads. A helipad is a landing area or platform for helicopters and they provide a clearly marked hard surface, away from obstacles, where aircrafts can safely land.
Helipads are located in a number of different places. Large ships and oil platforms typically have a helipad on board, for emergency use and helipads are also a common feature at hospitals, for air ambulances to land safely and get patients the help they need.
Line markings are mainly used on helipads, to help pilots locate these safe landing spots from the air. These line markings therefore need to be bold and easily visible.
Line markings can also be used on helipads to display numbers to indicate the weight limit of the pad and to indicate the maximum rotor diameter in feet. These line markings prove vital for pilots, as they will help to distinguish whether or not that helipad is going to be suitable to land on safely.
One final place where line markings are needed is at theme parks.
Similar to airports and railway stations, theme parks also often have very large car parking facilities for visitors. Therefore, these car parks require line markings that make the best use of the car park space available, that make navigating the car park easy and that ensure the car park caters to all users.
Line markings can also be used to mark out pedestrian safety walkways and zebra crossings in theme park car parks. These markings will show the visitors where they need to walk from their car and get them to the theme park safely.
Inside the theme park itself, line markings can also help to keep visitors safe and help them to navigate the park.
Markings can be used to indicate where visitors need to queue and directional arrow markings can help to show the visitors where they need to go when exiting a ride, to ensure they exit safely.
No matter the type of line markings that you require, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Parallel Lines team today for a no obligation written quote, or just for our expert advice.