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M.Wait
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Here's one I've been wondering about for a while as my company are looking at floor painting

In the world of H&S is there a British Standard or some form that states what colour lines should be, should walkways be a certain colour

Personally I like yellow lines and green walkways I think they stand out better. Our organisation want to adopt white lines, green walkways and yellow edging

Just wondered if anyone had any idea on this

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top
I don't think there is any standard, but as you say - common practice in the UK would adopt easy to understand colours - e.g. traffic light type approach (being wary of colour blind staff).

Remember HSL warning about the slip resistance of painted surtface though!

- I know some add sand or similar granular substances to the paint to improve resistance, or specific paints are available on the market for this purpose.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Thanks Phil

I think I'll go with my initial thoughts, but take your advice on the antislip issues

Many thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:35 am Reply with quote Back to top
I seem to recall one of our guest speakers was an expert on anti-slip floor surfaces - perhaps he could help or point you in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:40 am Reply with quote Back to top
Yes, it was Karl Ward from Surefoot Systems (presentation link below), but this was mostly focussed on slip-resistant coatings, rather than colour coding systems etc.

If it is of interest to anyone, please download his presentation from below (members only)...
http://www.sohsa.org.uk/downloadview-details-124.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Thanks Geoff/ Phil

I'll keep this in mind

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:48 am Reply with quote Back to top
Sounds like they're going for the whole spectrum of colours. My theory is Keep it Simple, so I agree with you Mark green and yellow should be enough. The only other consideration is reflective lines for dark areas or areas where there is a need to identify escape routes.
I agree with others comments about slip resistance.
I have bought products from Arco in the past that were very good and had good wear resistance too.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Thanks Tim

I like the high resolution idea. I don't think they make it yet. Had a quick look on net and can't find any. New one there for all you paint specialists out there in guest land.

We need a Hi Viz line paint. Tim's idea so he deserves a percentage of the copyright. That is unless there is one already out there.

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Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Mark,
They do make it as it is used for road markings. Also available is self adhesive reflective tape that is pretty hard wearing, but beware of trip hazards if using this.
I like the idea of a % of new developments though.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top
May be of interest: reflective paints, such as those for road markings, consist of small glass beads - called 'ballotini'.

They can be made in any colour.
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