Creating a walkway in the workplace doesn’t have to be complex or costly and they are extremely important in terms of health safety.
In an engineering or manufacturing building having defined areas and walkways can help to keep everyone safe. Especially where machines will be placed and used. Colour defined designated work areas around the machines can help to ensure that the staff keep the working tools, stock components and raw materials within the marked space rather than allowing them to spread out.
Defined walkways in a workplace can help to maintain the flow of foot traffic through the area. In addition, ensure that staff and visitors alike are kept well away from danger spots and other moving traffic.
670 Square Metres of High Build Epoxy Resin for Isoclad
As an independent manufacturer of insulated panels and ancillaries Isoclad understand the need for defined spaces. When PSC were asked to look at their new proposed Vertix Workshop at their Monmouth facility, the client had calved up and defined the 670 square meters floor area. Therefore, ensuring that the new machinery and product line was given defined areas.
Using colour to mark out these areas rather than walls ensured the space was kept well ventilated and lit. PSC recommended the areas be defined by using a two coats of Resdev Pumatect high build epoxy resin flooring system with dark grey for the machine areas, blue pedestrian walkways and light grey for general work areas. All finished with safety yellow demarcation lines and hatching.
Preparation for a High Build Epoxy Resin Flooring System
The main floor area needed to be prepared to received the high build epoxy resin flooring system. So, it was thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed before repairs were made to any localised damaged concrete, holes, bolt holes and cracks using epoxy resin screed and polyurethane mortar.
670 Square Metres of High Build Epoxy Resin
The space was then divided by colour and the two coat Resdev Pumatect high build epoxy resin flooring system was installed. The client’s main colour, light grey, was applied to 471 square metres, and the 100 square metres was masked out in Dark grey. Then a Chelsea Blue 69 square metre walkway was installed. Moreover, 100mm wide edging lines were added to the walkway and around all dark grey areas in safety yellow totalling 149 linear metres. To add additional definition, Resdev Pumatect V high build epoxy resin was used to create 300mm wide chevrons to the walkway in safety yellow.
The job took 5 days and was completed on time and in budget. The client expressed their thoughts by commenting:
“We are really pleased with the new floor; we weren’t expecting such a good finish given the state of the original floor. Our MD now wants the rest of the factory completed in epoxy resin!”
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