Stocksigns Welcomes New Group Managing Director

We’re proud to announce the appointment of Danny Adamson as our new Group Managing Director. He brings with him an exceptional track record of delivering sales and profit growth across a number of consumer goods businesses along with 20 years of management experience. Danny joined us in September 2015 as Sales & Marketing Director for Stocksigns and First Call Signs, earlier this year Messagemaker also came under his wing. Last month he was announced as the Group Managing Director of Read More

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How to get your car park signage right first time

Whether you manage a pay & display car park, a customer, employee or visitor car park there are a number of areas you have to consider. Using our experience of working with customers we’ve pulled together some handy tips so you get it right first time 1) Directions You need to consider wayfinding in your car park under all elements including rain and darkness. Often directions on the ground can easily be missed under these circumstances as drivers have so Read More

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Stocksigns Quarry Signage – A vital part of your Safety Mix

Safety organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about those who risk their lives by trespassing in both active and disused quarries. In 2014 alone, there were six fatalities involving members of the public at former quarry sites, all of which were water related. After these incidents, all too often, their friends and family believe that the victims were not made aware of the risks they were exposing themselves to, and that they thought they were engaged in a harmless bit of Read More

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Fire Signs made easy

Choosing your fire signage can be a daunting task. What exactly do you need? Where do you have to install them?  Will you be complaint with BS EN ISO 7010 and BS 5499? What happens if you get it wrong? A Prohibition notice from the fire inspector isn’t the worst case scenario. In the UK between 2010 and 2014 there were 97,500 fires in commercial premises, with 1,881 fatalities over the same period. Having clear fire escape plans, with clearly Read More

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The Stocksigns 2016 catalogue is now available

Every year Stocksigns aims to bring you the latest in standard health & Safety, temporary and custom signage in our annual catalogue. The 2016 edition of the sign catalogue is no different and throughout the year we’ve been working towards bringing you all of the signs you could possibly need to make your building safe and compliant. Whether you need fire safety, hazard, prohibition or mandatory signage, or require a custom branded signage for your business, the Stocksigns 2016 catalogue Read More

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Get 10% off winter safety signage this December

Although it’s currently fairly mild, winter in the UK throws up some very surprising weather, so it pays to be prepared in order to ensure the safety of your site or premises. With this in mind, Stocksigns is offering 10% off all winter safety signage throughout December. Cold weather and icy conditions can make conditions on construction sites, car parks and open spaces hazardous and the correct signage can help reduce the risks of accident and injury to employees and Read More

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Ensure overall employee safety with your Fire Evacuation Plan

As an employer, you are under obligation to plan for emergencies in order to comply with industry legislation. This should always include giving training to staff and providing information on fire evacuation and escape plans. Your evacuation and escape plans must provide clear instructions on the location of all fire escape routes, safety instructions, evacuation equipment and extinguishers in order to keep your employees informed in any emergency.                   Your strategy should Read More

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Special offer on Braille signage this October

As part of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), service providers must ensure that access is available to all disabled people and that entry routes, facilities and all information are clearly defined and indicated by suitable signage. At Stocksigns we only supply Braille signs that we manufacture ourselves in order to make buildings safe for all visually impaired people. This range includes fire safety, prohibition and information signage, all of which are available in photoluminescent. All Braille signage from Stocksigns is Read More

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Vinyl wrapped buildings and walls

Sometimes a new or temporary building can look our of place in its surroundings, whether it is a bright colour, looks unappealing or just does not simply fit in with the environment. An effective solution to this aesthetic problem is to camouflage your building in a vinyl wrap of your chosen design to make it fit in more with the environment. For example, a prefab building in the middle of a grassy retreat surrounded by woods, may look messy against Read More

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Takeaways on the rise – more to be done on allergen food labelling

In the week that new statistics showed that Londoners are eating more takeaways than ever before, allergy sufferers are urging restaurants and takeaway outlets to do more to show if any allergens are present in their food. Top chefs have signed up to a new app which shows allergy sufferers where they can eat safely, thought up when the creator’s husband suffered a severe allergic reaction in a Greek restaurant to sesame seeds. The app, Kafoodle Kitchen, information shares between Read More

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What information do I need to give when ordering my sign?

This is a frequent question we get asked when customers are looking into their signage needs, which is why we have put together an infographic showing all of the considerations to take into account when placing your order. Simply click on the image to enlarge: If you would like to place an order or require any further information, contact the team on01737 77 40 72 or at sales@stocksigns.co.uk.

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Two-thirds of UK takeaways breaking the law on food allergen labelling

More than 66% of UK takeaways are breaking the law by failing to label any potential allergens that the food they serve contains. An investigation by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) found that these restaurants neglected to provide the legally-required food allergy information in the 14 major allergens in their food, with fried chicken, pizza, Chinese and fish and chip shops being the worst offenders. Legislation, which came into effect at the end of 2014, states that all Read More

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The evolution of the Health & Safety poster over 80 years

Visitors to the RoSPA stand at the Safety & Health Expo this week would have been able to preview a collection of British safety posters in a new publication being released next month. Safety First, by Dr Paul Rennie from Central St Martins College of Art and Design, features vintage RoSPA posters from between the 1930s and 1970s aiming to provide awareness about occupational, road, leisure and home safety. Scores of this vintage artwork was discovered when a warehouse was Read More

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E-cigarette signage in focus after debate intensifies

Over the past few days, the debate around e-cigarettes has intensified with Southern Rail introducing a network wide ban from 26th July and Wales proposing a ban in all public places. The Public Health Bill proposed by the Welsh government will make it illegal to use electronic cigarettes in the workplace, pubs, clubs and any other public enclosed areas in order to dissuade users in the same way as the ban on tobacco. Malta, Belgium and Spain all have similar Read More

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Summer Holiday School Sign Audit

School Summer Safety Signage Audit The fast approaching school summer break may bring a sigh of relief to students and some teachers as they disappear off onto their holidays, but for some it is a great time to take stock, plan for the new academic year ahead and think about changes that can be made to the school premises. Its an ideal time while the building is quiet to carry out a school safety sign audit. The building, grounds and car Read More

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Food Information Regulations Allergen Labelling

With effect from 13th December 2014, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in conjunction with DEFRA  introduced new allergen labelling laws, these are the Food Information Regulations EU1169/2011 (FIR Regs). These regulations affect all food service organisations, no matter what their size. The new food law states that all food service providers serving unpackaged  food or even food that is packaged on site for immediate consumption ( e.g. sandwiches) will have to provide details of any menu items that contain any Read More

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How do I know how many signs my building needs?

How do I know how many signs my building needs? ‘How do I know how many signs my building needs?’This is something we are often asked by customers who are keen to make sure their buildings are compliant to the latest health and safety legislation. There is no quick answer. The number of signs required by a business is dependent on certain factors, the size of the building, the use of the building and the type of occupants or visitors. Read More

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The Top 10 Safety Signs

The Top 10 safety Signs Every non domestic premise in the UK is governed by safety legislation and as such will have a need for safety signs. Safety signage is a cost effective and efficient way to warn and educate people to the particular risks associated with a building. While there are some signs, such as fire signs, which will be common to all buildings, there are many others which will only be relevant in certain situations. The way to Read More

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New 2015 safety signs catalogue and signage guide out now

2015 Safety Signs Catalogue We are delighted to to announce that our new 2015 safety signs catalogue and signage guide is out now. We offer you the most comprehensive range of safety signs in the UK, complying with the latest applicable legislation. Our catalogue is considered the benchmark in off the shelf signs. Packed with legislation advice and tips on how to make your signs work hard for you.   This year we have further extended our special supplement range with even more of your Read More

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Safety Sign Audit – A safe way to start the year and burn some Christmas Calories too

Well the New Year is here, and it’s time to burn off that extra mince pie, so what better way to do that than by giving your premises a safety once over this week. So here is a timely reminder of why you should give your facilities a safety sign MOT. Time for a safety signs MOT? As the New Year comes upon us our thoughts often turn to personal improvements we intend to make over the coming year, but Read More

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CLP Legislation next phase of implementation

CLP Legislation and what it means to you? The new CLP Legislation is the EU’s adoption of the latest chemical classification system devised by the United Nations.The new European Regulation on Classification, Labeling and packaging of Substances and Mixtures (EC1272/2008), known as CLP Regulation, came into force in January 2009. The first stage of the transition processes covered substances which meant the relabelling of all individual substances by 1st December 2010. The 2nd stage is the inclusion of mixtures which Read More

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Fire Exit Signs Meanings Tutorial

To follow on from our recent posts about fire exit signs we have put together this short tutorial on fire exit signs their meanings and where to position them. For larger projects or new builds you may wish to organise a site survey. If you would like further advice please call our Sales Team on 01737 77 40 72. See our recent article about Fire exit signs and positioning.

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