When you think of line markings, the most common things that come to mind include road lines, car park bays, or health & safety or hazard warnings on factory floors.
At Parallel Lines, we provide all these line marking services and more, but line markings are also required in several more unusual places that you might not have thought of.
Here are just a few places where line markings are important and play a vital role in improving safety:
Railway Station Line 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.
Platform line markings, such as the yellow line indicating where to stand behind, are important for helping to keep the general public safe, while hatched area markings can be used on train platforms to mark 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’s not just the platform where line markings are required at a train station. Their car parks need to be able to cater for a large volume of people and be effective at directing drivers during busy periods.
Line markings can be used to achieve both and can also ensure the car park is suitable for all users. Disabled parking bays, electric car charging spaces, motorcycle parking and areas where people can lock up their push bikes all require line markings.
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’s a very nervous day for novice drivers.
The car park at a driving test centre may be used for manoeuvres during a test.
These markings need to be accurate and easily visible for those nervous drivers being tested, to help them carry out the manoeuvres as accurately as possible.
Along with this, directional arrows can also help aid nervous drivers when exiting and entering the car park. These markings help make it clear to the driver where they need to go.
Airport Line Markings
Line markings are also vital at airports. Not only can we mark out airfield, helping airports to run efficiently and ensuring markings are bold and easily visible to pilots, we can also mark out airport car parks.
Airport car parks must deal with large volumes of people. Due to their size, signs and line markings are used to direct people towards the airport and 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, providing a clearly marked hard surface away from obstacles, where aircraft can safely land.
Helipads can be found in several places. Large ships and oil platforms typically have a helipad on board for emergency use. 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. Therefore, the line markings need to be bold and easily visible.
They can also be used 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 determine whether the helipad is a suitable place to land safely.
Theme Park Line Markings
One final place where line markings are needed is at theme parks.
Like airports and railway stations, theme parks often have very large car parking facilities for visitors. Therefore, these car parks require line markings that make the best use of the available space, make navigating the car park easy, and 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 show 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 help keep visitors safe and allow them to navigate the park.
Markings can be used to indicate where visitors need to queue, while directional arrow markings can help to show the visitors where they need to go when exiting a ride, to ensure they exit safely.
Find out more about our line marking services
No matter what type of line markings you require, Parallel Lines can help.
We provide a wide range of car park, road and workplace line marking services to help improve safety and warn your staff, visitors or customers of any potential hazards.
We can also help you prepare the ground and clean your surfaces prior to install, to ensure your new line markings have the longest possible service life.
If you need line markings for your car park, factory or workplace, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today for a no obligation written quote, or just for our expert advice.