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

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 determine the signs needed should Read More

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New 2015 safety signs catalogue and signage guide out now

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 favourite products at your favourite 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

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 are to be relabelled by 1st June 2015. 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 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 even break-out and meeting Read More

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Electronic Cigarettes Signs New From Stocksigns

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 present up to individual companies Read More

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Glass Manifestation and Building regulations 2000: Part M

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 or frosted dots on the Read More

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Toilet Signs – a guide to washroom facilities signs

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 help manage your facilities efficiently, choose 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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Play it safe as you enjoy the warm-water season – The Olympian

See on Scoop.it – Safety Signs Play it safe as you enjoy the warm-water season The Olympian Swimming is good for you and your health, but any body of water can turn from fun to deadly if you or someone you’re with can’t swim well.   Stocksigns Group‘s insight:   For more in on water safety this summer, please read our “Water Safety Signs” blog post.

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Come and visit us at the Safety & Health Expo 2014

The annual UBM Safety & Health Expo has moved to Excel, London this year and will be held on 17th – 19th June. Why not pop along and visit us on Stand O2101and hear the latest legislation and product news for safety signage. More reasons to visit the Safety & Health Expo 2014? Discover and trial the latest innovations, products and services from over 250 market leading companies Receive trusted education content and critical advice on legislation Learn how to Read More

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What No Smoking signs do I need to comply with Legislation?

It’s been a little while now since the introduction of the UK Smoking Legislation so here is a little reminder of the signage you are required to display in order to comply. The 1st July 2007 saw the implementation of a total smoking ban in al enclosed public places, work places and certain vehicles in the UK. THe smoke free legislation means that it is an offence not to display the appropriate No Smoking signs, resulting in fines up to Read More

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