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May 6, 2021 Tips & Advice

The Importance of Factory Line Marking

Have you ever worked at a factory, warehouse, or manufacturing plant?

If not, then have you ever been to one? If you have, then you probably noticed those white lines drawn all over the factory floor. They are not there for aesthetic purposes, they are relevant in ensuring efficient workflow and safety for the entire factory.

Those lines are called factory line marking and they are necessary for a factory’s traffic management plan for many reasons including:

  • To establish an organised path flow and parking for employees and vehicles within the warehouse.
  • To guide vehicles when handling stock arrangements, stocking and/or distribution. In short, saves the factory money from damages.
  • To remind workers or visitors of hazardous workspace areas that may result in minor to severe injuries.
  • To allocate space and/or pathways for heavy equipment, machinery and supplies needed for the factory’s daily operation. In connection with this, to allocate space for safe areas.
  • To comply with and satisfy Australian line marking rules and standards.

Reminders when marking factory lines

These line marks are important for all sorts of factories, warehouses and manufacturing facilities either for commercial or non-commercial purposes. If you just recently opened a factory or a warehouse and in need of factory lines marked, then here are a few important reminders for you.

  • This is not a DIY project you can do on your own. If you have any experience and you’ve done it before then by all means. Errors and mistakes might cost you more money. So it would be best to seek help from professionals.
  • Ensure that the markings are clear and if relevant, accompanied by additional signs indicating additional rules and reminders. There are different factory floor marking materials you can use by the way, 2-pack epoxy, polyaspartic coating, chlorinated rubber resin, etc. Choose the best one for your factory floor.
  • Be mindful of colours. You can’t assign your own colours as there are designated colour indications when it comes to line markings not only in Australia but all over the globe. They indicate or communicate specific signals, reminders or warnings.
  • Through these guidelines, maximise your factory space that greatly improves your operation’s efficiency.
  • Allocate space for safe walkways and customer pick-up that won’t cross driveways and loading and unloading docks.
  • Follow Australian line marking rules and standards. That is why it is best to avail the expertise and services of professionals.
  • If you are worried about the cost, don’t. This is an investment that will benefit you and your workers for a very long time. Without factory marking lines, different incidents, damages and injuries may arise that can hinder your operation or worse, harm your workers.

So, there you go, that is why factory line marking is important, very important.