One of our most recent projects, completed for King's College Hospital, inspired us to write this article. Our client asked us to emphasize areas in the hospital setting where smoking is prohibited. As experts in line marking, we are always eager to take on new challenges and thoroughly enjoyed working on this project.
"No smoking" signage is an ideal way to prevent smoking in areas where it poses a danger or may have a negative impact on the environment – such as schools, hospitals, health centres, care homes, GP surgeries, and warehouses. Floor markings enhance visual communication by clearly outlining the area and conveying a message that keeps everyone informed.
Smoking in the Workplace and Legal Risks
Research has shown that secondhand smoke significantly reduces indoor air quality, whether in a bar, restaurant, warehouse or other workplace. The law requires employers to prevent employees from smoking in the workplace by taking reasonable steps and informing staff and customers that smoking on the premises is not allowed.
Moreover, many UK companies now face legal risks, with some being held liable for not displaying no smoking signs around workplaces and in work vehicles. As an employer, your responsibility is to provide a safe workplace for your employees and implement smoke-free workplace policies.
Warehouses are among the most hazardous places to work today. Without designated smoking areas, situated away from flammable liquids and gases, the risk of safety hazards, including fatal explosions, increases. To protect your employees from these dangers, you should establish designated smoking areas and clearly indicate which areas are off-limits for smoking. One of the most effective ways to do so is by marking the areas with signage and lettering.
We can guarantee the exceptional durability of our floor markings – visuals, symbols, text, and colours. Depending on the area you want to highlight, we ensure that the marking or warehouse line painting can withstand traffic, and tough industrial environments, and perform well in all weather conditions. The anti-slip overlay enhances the safety of all passers-by. Our floor markings are low-profile, meaning vehicles and pedestrians can easily move over them without getting caught or tripping.
Benefits of TLM floor markings include:
• Bright colours that can't be missed
• No smearing or fading over time
• Low-profile to prevent tripping or getting caught
• Simple and fast installation
If you want to protect the health of your workers and/or visitors and ensure a cleaner, safer, and overall happier workplace and environment for everyone, TLM can provide a range of high-visibility, clear, and easy-to-spot graphic floor signs. We can also remove old, faded lines and paint fresh, new signage according to your preferences. You can choose from a wide range of custom graphics and sizes suitable for various types of sites. Contact us now, and you'll receive a quotation within 2 hours, or call/email us if you have any additional questions about our services.