**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 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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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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How to determine what signs you need

Our customers frequently ask us what information they need to give when  looking into their signage needs. To help 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 require any assistance or would like some advice please call a member of our experiences sales team on 01737 772072 or send us an email.    

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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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The vape debate

The 2007 No smoking legislation brought about big change for businesses, however this legislation doesn’t cover e-cigarettes/vaping. As there is currently no legal requirement to ban or restrict the use of e-cigarette smoking, businesses are taking their own stance on whether to allow employees and customers to use e-cigarettes in the workplace or while out socialising. With new concerns from health officials regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes the debate  has intensified. Southern Rail have introduced a network wide ban to 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 many signs does your building need?

We often get asked by our customers ‘How do I know how many signs my building needs?’Although there is no hard and fast answer to this, customers must make sure that their building signage is compliant with current the current health and safety legislation. The number of signs required by a business is dependent on certain factors such as the size of the building, the use of the building and the number of employees and visitors If your building is 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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