Floor Markings & Signage

We can give your factory/organization a standard look, making it safer to eliminate or reduce the risks of pedestrians and vehicles collision.

Our Approach

Our floor markings are done to OSHA standard 1910.22 (Walking-Working Surfaces). Our aim is to keep your organization/factory area safe and provide you with the right advice to enable you meet your health and safety obligations. Those in control of factory premises must ensure:

  • All places of employment, passageways, storerooms, and service rooms shall be kept clean and orderly and in a sanitary condition.
  • Where mechanical handling equipment is used, sufficient safe clearances shall be allowed for aisles, at loading docks, through doorways and wherever turns or passage must be made. Aisles and passageways shall be kept clear and in good repairs, with no obstruction across or in aisles that could create a hazard.
  • Permanent aisles and passageways shall be appropriately marked.

The following are considered to comply with the requirements for floor marking:

A good floor marking system will generally include lines to demarcate lanes, aisles, boundaries and paths of egress, as well as signs to display additional information and display any relevant location data such as aisles, zones, fire exits, and first aid equipment locations. The floor marking lines used to delineate aisles may be any color so long as they clearly define the area considered as aisle space. The lines may be composed of dots, squares, strip or be continuous, as long as they clearly define the aisle area.

The recommended width of floor markings designating aisles varies from two inches to six inches. Therefore, any width of two inches or more is considered acceptable, the recommended width of aisles is a minimum of four feet, and at least three feet wider than the largest equipment that will be in the aisle.

If you are exposed to any of the following – then you need our floor marking service.

Permanent aisles and passageways must be marked

Floor marking should be used anywhere there are two or more types of traffic, or in any location in which there are safety hazards. The purpose of floor marking is to identify safe areas and to separate people from hazards. This means that floor marking should not only be used to mark existing aisles and passageways, it should be used to establish safe aisles and passageways that do not exist without the floor marking.

Floor Marking Separates Workers from Hazards

Use floor marking to establish safe pathways for workers to use as they walk through your facility. These aisles should be located so as to keep dangerous equipment out of reach, and to avoid, when possible, hazards such as high noise areas, as well as areas where other types of hazards exist.

Floor marking can also be used to mark off hazardous areas, leaving all other areas open to foot traffic. The areas marked off by floor marking tape are identified as being "off limits." Also, employees should be trained to recognize and understand the meaning of the floor marking scheme being used.

Floor Marking Separates Pedestrians from Motorized Traffic

Whenever there is a mix of pedestrian and motorized traffic, such as fork lifts, floor marking tape should be used to identify aisles set aside for a specific type of traffic. In a warehouse in which powered industrial trucks (fork lifts) are moving around, and going in and out of rows of storage racks, pedestrian lanes should be clearly marked. All foot traffic must remain within the marked aisles, and forklifts may not enter those pathways except at designated crossing locations.

Floor Marking - What Colour Should Be Used

Our Consultants would sit with your team to establish a floor marking colour coding scheme and follow that standard throughout your facility.