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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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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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 accompany our post about understanding 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 774072 or send us an email.

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Don’t get caught out with the #1 mistake made with the Positioning of Fire Exit Signs

One of the most common mistakes we see with the positioning of fire exit signs is the sign above a doorway. The sign that should be used in most instances should be the arrow up, indicating progress forward from here (indicating direction of travel), and in the case of above a door means, progress forward and through from here. However we commonly see the incorrect fire exit sign with down arrow. While this wrong sign is unlikely to cause too Read More

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Where to Position Fire Exit Signs

Fire Exit Signs form one of the most important parts of your emergency escape plan, they are used to correctly mark the most efficient escape routes. Careful positioning of the relevant fire exit signs, will assist evacuation in times of emergency. Every building will have it’s own unique layout and seeking advice from experts is always advantages when planning your escape routes. However there are certain common building layouts, that occur time and again and knowing which fire exit signs Read More

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Privacy Screens

Privacy Screens & Manifestations. Privacy screens are particularly useful in changing areas, medical rooms and on security or dividing screens. Even when privacy isn’t an issue, they can provide decorative features, which can enhance a building’s overall interior design. If you have glass partitioned meeting rooms or private offices within a large mostly open plan office area then carefully placed manifestation films on the glass can help create private areas. They can be used to create ‘work zones’, departments or Read More

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Electronic Cigarettes Signs New From Stocksigns

  New Electronic Cigarettes Signs. Stocksigns has introduced a new range of electronic cigarettes signs. While the debate rages on about whether electronic cigarettes will save lives or lead to non-smokers becoming potential smokers, one thing is for sure they are here to stay (for the time being anyway, although The World Health Organisation, is campaigning to have the use of electronic cigarettes outlawed in public places). Current no smoking legislation does not cover electronic cigarettes and it is at Read More

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Glass Manifestation and Building regulations 2000: Part M

Glass Manifestation and glass highlighting It is a health and safety requirement to apply manifestations to glass doors, glass partitions and screens. If you have full height glass in windows, doors or building partitions, they must be marked correctly with glass manifestation to make sure the solid glass is evident. Glass manifestation is designed to help make glass obvious and reduce injuries by preventing people from walking into the glass. Manifestations are usually two rows of 50mm or 75mm white Read More

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Toilet Signs – a guide to washroom facilities signs

Toilet Signs & Signs for Facilities Toilet signs and signage for conveniences are amongst the most frequently requested products and because our signs fall into many different styles and ranges we have bought together all of our toilet and bathroom signs into a new compact guide. Signs need to complement your premises, whatever the style and with prices to match your budget. Whether you are looking for designs to enhance your interior decoration or looking for practical utility signs to Read More

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What makes a Wayfinding Project Work?

What makes a Wayfinding Project Work? The key to making signage work is to involve your manufacturer from a very early phase in the planning process. Stocksigns work with architects and principle contractors from the early design stages to try and avoid costly mistakes later on. As members of the HSSA, Stocksigns regularly carry out signage projects in both large and complex premises. Including signage at the beginning of a project enables you to create a signage scheme that works Read More

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Door signs and Nameplates a simple guide

Door signs and nameplates are often overlooked in a new build or company revamp, often considered a small detail that is left to the last minute to sort out. This post is a reminder of how careful planning early on in the project can help you avoid costly mistakes. Internal office door signs can be customised with your logo or company fonts. They create a unified design throughout the whole building and help reinforce your company or brand values. Stocksigns can Read More

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