Quarry Safety: The Top 5 Hazards & How Signage Can Help

It’s no secret that any workplace, especially ones where workers are operating machinery, working at a height, and tackling extreme weather conditions, can present safety concerns. Particularly, working on a quarry can be incredibly dangerous, and potential risks need to be spotted and averted. Below are some of the most common causes of accidents within the quarry industry. It’s important to remember that awareness of potential risks can prevent injury, and save lives. 1. Slips & Trips on the Same Read More

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How Hazard Signage Can Prevent Accidents this Winter

There are over 54,000 non-fatal injuries to construction workers each year; 25% of which are caused by slips, trips or falls on the same level and 12% are from being struck by a moving (flying/falling) object (HSE.gov). In particular, snow and ice can multiply the risks of working on a construction site. Ladders, scaffolding and entries/exits to sites can become extremely dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. Increasing awareness amongst workers of all immediate risks is a vital part Read More

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South East Construction Expo Success

It is that time of year again when our team get a few days out the office to mingle with current and potential connections. Last week they attended the South East Construction Expo, and this week the team will be exhibiting at Kent Construction. Unlike the vast majority of signage companies in the UK, here at Stocksigns we have always had a strong presence in exhibitions. Since the 1960's we have exhibited and attended Construction, Facilities, Highways and Health & Read More

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Top Tips for a Safe Construction Site

The Construction Industry has the most fatalities than any other industry in the UK (HSE.gov.uk) The dangers of working in Construction should never be overlooked, and whether you are an apprentice or a site manager, it is the duty of everyone on site to keep everyone safe.  47% of deaths in the Construction Industry over the last five year period were due to falls from height Stocksigns' 5 Top Tips for a Safe Site 1. Every worker needs all the Read More

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Over £5,700 Raised! Dingle Dash Completed

The Stocksigns team have been fundraising for various charities over the years. This has involved sleeping rough for the night for the YMCA, cycling to Lapland (not literally), the 3 Peaks Challenge, climbing Mount Toubkal, and this year the team have successfully hiked up and down the mountains of Dingle, Ireland. The Dingle Dash Challenge, as we like to call it, took place on the 8th and 9th June 2019, which saw the team hike for 22 hours covering 46miles Read More

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This Year’s Challenge : The Dingle Dash

Our team at Stocksigns love two things; fundraising for great causes and a challenge, so this year we will be taking on the Dingle Dash! Last year, we conquered Mount Toubkal, where the treacherous snowy mountain had some of us shaking in our boots, we’ve slept rough to fundraise for YMCA. This year we’re off to Ireland, to tackle a couple of mountains along with some rain. On the 8th of June 2019, a team of 15 men and women Read More

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Constructionline Gold Member

Just a month ago Stocksigns announced their Silver Constructionline membership. Now we are very pleased to announce... We are Gold Constructionline Members The membership is "an increase level of scrutiny and assurance", which has been achieved through numerous validations assessments for our environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence, anti-bribery and corruption policies. This accreditation will open many doors for Stocksigns, offering validated proof of our high level of Health and Safety in our both our installations, survey Read More

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Slips, Trips and Falls Prevention

Wintery conditions increase the risk of slips and falls outdoors, leading to potentially serious and life-changing injuries.  On a national scale, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report that 31% of all non-fatal injuries are caused as a result of slips, trips or falls on the same floor level. To combat these statistics, Stocksigns has a wide range of outdoor construction safety signage in preparation for the weather taking a turn for the worst. Those who oversee the control of Read More

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Stocksigns is a Silver Constructionline Member

We are pleased to announce that Stocksigns Ltd is a Silver Member of Constructionline! From the office and production staff to our installation team, we pride ourselves on our high quality work. Now Stocksigns Ltd has been checked and assessed and approved by Constructionline, as can prove it. We do everything to the book. No shortcuts and certainly no compromise on the quality of our signage.

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Helping 100 Young Families Stay Safe

Stocksigns is funding 100 Keeping Kids Safe Packs. Every rigid plastic sign you purchase this January and February, will not only aid your safety, but also help prevent accidents to 100 young children in the UK.  Every week, over 100 under 5's are hospitalised for accidental poisoning, and this pack is one step to prevent unnecessary accidents to our vulnerable children. Stocksigns and RoSPA are focused on improving and maintaining high standards of health and safety, with the ultimate goal of avoiding Read More

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Improving Road Safety with Signage

Every year we develop our range to include signs which can help lower accidents and keep all pedestrians, cyclists, horse-riders, bikers, car, lorry and van drivers safe. Something as simple as positioning a speed sign in a clearly visible spot, or highlighting dangers in the road such as sharp turns will prompt drivers to change their speed and heighten their awareness. Road safety does not only apply to public roads. Of course the obvious signs to use are the standard ones Read More

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Well-being walk helps raise money for Gatwick TravelCare

On Wednesday 26th September, a team from Redhill-based signage company Stocksigns joined forces with staff and partners at Gatwick Airport, to take part in a sponsored walk showcasing the pedestrian routes that surround the airport. Over 40 people donned their trainers and set off to discover lakes, walking trails, tunnels and underpasses all whilst helping raise valuable funds for the Gatwick TravelCare charity. The charity assists over 2,000 passengers with travel-related problems each year. With a knowledgeable team, many of Read More

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Putting a STOP to sign Vandalism

If all graffiti could be as artistic as Banksy, people might not have such a problem with it.  Unfortunately, a lot of graffiti is rude, unsettling or just unsightly and it is something that should be abolished.  Graffiti can ruin the family friendly feel of villages or the feeling of safety in cities and is associated with crime and bad behaviour. The cost of vandalism… Beyond this, vandalism can destroy personal, company and local government property.  Even if the attacked Read More

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Out on the road again…

This autumn, teams from across The Stocksigns Group, will be out and about meeting new customers and saying hello to old friends at a range of events across the South East. In September, colleagues from Messagemaker Displays will be taking part in the Digital Signage and Interactive Solutions Summit. At this two day event (24th/ 25th September) the team will be on hand to discuss our full range of internal and external LED signs and displays. digitalsummit.com. In early October, Read More

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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 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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