Improving Water Safety with Signage

Statistics published by the National Water Safety Forum showed that across the UK in 2017, there were 255 people who lost their lives in accidental drownings. Many of these accidents could have been avoided with adequate precautions and safety measures. As it is National Drowning Prevention Week (15-25th June 2018), we are reminded how important it is to educate children and adults of the dangers of water, as well as highlighting the need for drowning prevention initiatives. To lower the number of Read More

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£10,000 reasons to say thank you…

This has been a fabulous week for everyone at The Stocksigns Group. On Tuesday 20th June, our Managing Director, Danny Adamson, attended the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gala Award Dinner to present a cheque for over £10,000, as part of our fundraising efforts for the charities Brighter Beginnings Campaign. As the official signage partner of RoSPA, Stocksigns have been supporting the charity for almost a decade and since the beginning of the year, we have been Read More

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New 2018 Stocksigns Catalogue

We are pleased to announce the release of our new Edition 17 catalogue, with a fresher look, new products and updated safety signs. We always ensure our signs are compliant with current legislation, so we have updated all the relevant signs in accordance with the new 2018 ISO symbols, as well as the introduction of new safety signs. To offer our customers the best signs we are always looking at new products to increase our range, so we have introduced Read More

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New Appointment demonstrates green light for growth in the traffic sector

Having seen significant growth in the LED traffic signs sector, Messagemaker Displays, part of The Stocksigns Group, have added to their experienced team with the appointment of Neal Young. Neal has joined Messagemaker Displays as a Business Development Manager overseeing the sale of the company’s comprehensive range of Speed indication devices, Mobile LED variable message signs, LED Displays, Scrolling LED Signs & High Quality Large format LED Screens. With over two decades experience in sales, specifically selling traffic and parking Read More

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New Look for Community Café thanks to Stocksigns

The Merstham Mix, a new ‘not for profit’ café based in the Merstham Community Hub, has been given a fresh look due to signage donated by local sign company, Stocksigns Ltd. The café, located on Portland Road, opened its doors late last year with the aim of  bringing the local community together, while providing healthy and affordable meals, using ingredients donated from local supermarkets and food producers. Stocksigns Project Manager David Cload explains how they came to be involved. “When Read More

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Save 20% on signage this No Smoking Day…

No Smoking Day is full of help and advice for those who want to quit smoking, and a prompt for others to consider it. With 79,000 deaths recorded in 2015 as a result of smoking, it’s no secret how damaging smoking is to a person’s health. To help lower the number of smokers in England, a smoking ban was implemented in 2007 for all enclosed public spaces and vehicles. Today, many establishments are taking a step further and are opting Read More

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Why signage is key to a successful event…

As the UK grin and bear the icy cold weather, the warm sunny days seem a lifetime away, but it will be here before we know it, and the Country fairs, music and food festivals will be in full swing once again. Many people will already be organising which festivals they want to attend, and if you are organising an event you will most likely be well under way into the planning. To help with the smooth running of any Read More

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Top Safety Accreditation for Stocksigns

Stocksigns has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Stocksigns, one of the UK’s leading signage companies provide temporary and permanent signage for companies throughout the UK. Works is principally involved in the construction, Read More

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Why CCTV Users should keep an eye on GDPR Legislation…

Many businesses operate CCTV, some wholly inside their own premises and some outside. However, if you operate CCTV, in the eyes of the law you are collecting personal data and that means you need to comply with the Data Protection Act, or from May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This is because images of people captured by CCTV are personal data. Your Obligations As part of your obligations under the legislation, you must tell people that you are Read More

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Essential Fire Safety Signage

With fire posing deadly risks and devastating consequences, it is essential that fire safety is top of your agenda when considering health & safety signage for your business. Ensuring that you are prepared for the eventuality of a fire help can you avoid employee and visitor injury, protect against costly damages and recently increased health & safety breach fines.   Where do I start…? If you’re responsible for the fire safety in your workplace, then the first step is to Read More

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School Holiday Sign Audit

With the summer holidays around the corner, students can breathe a sigh of relief, and teachers can jet away for a much needed break. However, for some it’s 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. School holidays are an ideal time to carry out a school safety sign audit. The building, grounds and car parks will be easier to access during this time and provides Read More

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National Three Peaks Challenge

This Friday we start our epic Three Peaks Challenge! This involves climbing the 3 highest peaks in the UK in 24 hours. We are raising money for our partner agency RoSPA’s  (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Brighter Beginnings campaign. This was launched as part of their centenary celebration after discovering that a third of parents felt they didn’t have enough information to protect their children . The appeal has already seen the launch of:         Read More

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Glow with the flow

How do photoluminescent signs work? Photoluminescence occurs when a material absorbs photons (light energy) and then emits them back when the light source is removed i.e. in the dark, creating a noticeable lighting effect. Photoluminescent safety signs are designed to absorb photons from ambient light and then re-emit them in darkened conditions. With a internal lifespan of up to 25 years they can also save money by not using electricity. Being maintenance free there is no need for costly regular Read More

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**April Fools** Article 50 Triggers New Imperial Signs

Have you seen our article anywhere? Apologies if we fooled you – we couldn’t resist! This week Theresa May officially started the Brexit process with the triggering of Article 50.  As expected, many changes to laws and legislation established by the EU will begin to take place across Britain.  These changes will include all road signs which feature metric measurements.  Here at Stocksigns we have been busy designing the new signs in preparation for Britain’s leave. In 1976, three years after Read More

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The importance of Health & Safety signage to your business

In a world governed by Health & Safety regulations it has never been so important to ensure you have the correct signage. Signage is the main way of communicating Health & Safety information to make sure that people understand the risks around them. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reported that between 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016 144 workers in the UK  were killed while in the workplace.   This shocking statistic highlights how having the correct signage is Read More

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Understanding Fire Signage

Choosing your fire signage can be a daunting task. What exactly do you need? Where do you have to install them? Will you be compliant with BS EN ISO 7010? What happens if you get it wrong? In the UK between 2010 and 2014, there were 97,500 fires in commercial premises, with 1,881 fatalities over the same period. It is essential to have clearly marked routes to exits and fire fighting equipment as this will help to limit the risk Read More

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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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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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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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Winter is coming, be sign ready

The winter weather in the UK is often variable and unpredictable, so it pays to be prepared in order to ensure the safety of your site or premises.Cold weather and icy conditions can make conditions on construction sites, car parks and open spaces hazardous. The Department for Transport reported that in Great Britain in 2014, snow or ice was present on the road when 29 people lost their lives, 251 suffered serious injuries and 2,274 had minor injuries. These figures Read More

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Ensure overall employee safety with your Fire Evacuation Plan

As an employer, you are under an 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 be clearly displayed in prominent positions around the Read More

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Braille is easy once you get a feel for it

At Stocksigns we supply Braille signs 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. 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. Our signs use an innovative and visually superior tactile signage system. It 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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