These helpful tools do not just lighten up the room, but they also avoid future expenses that hazards cause. No wonder many companies already use them in warehouses and all other areas of operations.
Color Your Way with Care
There are many colors to choose from when it comes to floor marking. However, not all of them are applicable at all times. According to various standards, red is not a lucky color, but more of a danger sign. Yellow follows the traffic light which warns you about something before you stop or go. Orange on the other hand is used to warn regarding the safe use of machines. However, green designates the location of safety gear and first aid kits. Blue on the other hand is for safety information that people have to focus on. There are many other colors that you can use, but in general or as a universal rule, there are colors that fall in certain categories or classifications and it would be best to use them with care to avoid confusion.
Red for Danger
If you will use the color red for ground labels you can make sure that you designate this color to restricted or danger areas. People will then be extra careful to avoid the danger that a certain products or processes may cause. If the area is for inventory of harmful chemicals or flammable liquids, the color red is perfect so that people will be alerted right away.
Yellow for Caution
To identify areas that can cause a physical hazard you can use floor marking in yellow to caution people to be a little more careful to avoid incidents and accidents. That is, you will find marks in yellow for slippery floors and even for falling debris. In most cases, caution signs are on a yellow background, as it gets more attention and helps people act accordingly.
Orange for Warning
This color is perfect for machine-operated areas. Orange floor marking can remind people to be more focused with what they are doing to avoid machine-related injuries. In the same manner, this can help remind people that they are entering machine-filled areas and that they should have the necessary gear or knowledge when it comes to handling them.
There are many other colors you can use and choose from. Should you feel like using more colors, you will simply have to orient your employees about them and what they represent. They should know that these ground labels are necessary to help them avoid the hazards in the workplace and keep everyone safe and healthy at all times.