Safety Signs and General Signage Guide

Stocksigns 2013 Safety Signs Catalogue and Signage Guide We are delighted to to announce that our new 2013 safety signs and general signage catalogue is out now. We offer you the most comprehensive range of safety signs in the UK, complying with the latest applicable legislation. Great value and quality with rapid supply and if you don’t see what you need we can design a sign to your own requirements. Our catalogue is packed with advice and information to help you meet Read More

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Safety Signs Resources with New Pinterest Page

Safety Signs Pinterest Page for Signage Resources Stocksigns has created a Pinterest page to help bring together some of the links to the industries best safety signs and general signage resources. As we both publish our own signage information, and find the latest innovations and technologies within the industry, we will aggregate them together in our new page. Be sure to visit regularly or add it to your favourites to keep all your signage resources in one place. Also please send Read More

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National Braille Week

Braille Week runs from the 7th – 13th October Over the centuries Braille has had an enormous effect on the lives of millions of people across 120 countries worldwide. It is not a language but a code by which all languages may be written and read. The ability to read and write in Braille opens the door to literacy, intellectual freedom, equal opportunity, and personal security. It is an extremely important gateway to opportunity for the UK’s blind or partially Read More

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Safety Signs Symbols how well do you know yours?

Just for a bit of fun we have put together a quick safety signs quiz so you can test how much you really know about safety signs symbols!   Safety Signs and Symbols Click on the button to take you to our quiz. It will only take a few minutes of your time and may teach you some important safety sign facts. We will feedback the collective results of how well people know their safety signs and symbols in the Read More

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Safety Signs Check-up

Safety Signs Check-Up For The New Year While safety signs may not have been at the top of your Christmas list, this time of year is the perfect time to carry out a signage audit of your premises. The beginning of year is always associated with fresh starts, out with the old and in with the new. We often get renewed energy which gives us the impetus to start new projects or clear the decks in anticipation of what January Read More

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Jubilee Gardens – The Royal Opening by HRH The Queen

  Jubilee Gardens – Project outline October 2012 saw the official opening of the newly redesigned Jubilee Gardens by HM The Queen. Stocksigns is an established signage manufacturer serving the entire UK’s sign market but specialising in various niche areas where they have grown to be the leading sign experts. Jubilee Gardens Project Adriaan Wijsveld is Stocksigns’ specialist in parks and open spaces. He has completed many successful projects for councils and municipal gardens etc. His design background, coupled with Read More

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ISO 7010 Safety signs and symbols – Where are we now?

ISO 7010 – Safety Signs Are Changing Over the next few months we will see a further step in the adoption of a new standard for safety signs as BS ISO 7010 is soon to become BS EN ISO 7010. The change will see safety signs in the workplace move away from being an “International standard” (essentially a recommendation on best practice), to a European norm (meaning the contents of the standard must be written into UK and EU law). ISO Read More

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Door signs how to choose the best for your business – a video guide

Door Signs Door signs can be customised with your logo or your corporate fonts. They create a unified design throughout the whole building and door signs help reinforce your company or brand values. We can offer you a huge variety of internal signs in materials including metal, plastics, glass and layered effects. Many have matching interior panels, signposts and external signs. Call us to discuss your ideas, and we can help guide you towards the best solution for your building. Visit Read More

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Messagemaker’s Imposa Lite is star performer at JD Sports

Stocksigns’ sister company Messagemaker has completed a high profile project at JD Sports flagship store. Messagemaker have created a full colour display and looping video content is designed to capture the attention of passers-by on both sides of the street, helping to promote the JD Sports brand 24/7 while drawing attention to current promotions and offers. Messagemaker stepped in to assist JD Sports who were looking to maximise brand awareness and boost the store’s presence at this prime shopping location Read More

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Directories and Wayfinding Signs – A design guide

Directories and Wayfinding Directories and wayfinding sign systems aim to make navigation around unfamiliar grounds and buildings as simple as possible. These signs are often the first point of contact a customer has with your company and first impressions count. This short film is a “How to” guide to creating the best designs for directories and wayfinding signs.

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Care Home Signs and Signage for Supported Living

Care Home Signs Specialist Stocksigns We have produced a short video clip of some of our examples of care home signs. Stocksigns have been working with care providers for many years and as a result our product range within the retirement living sector has grown substantially. We have a large range of care-home signs available from our on line shop. Or for more information contact our dedicated Care Home Team.

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Flag Flying – how to choose your flagpole

Here are some factors to think about when choosing your flag pole: Your location Height of pole Wind speeds Foundation Security   A question we are often asked is “How much space should I allow around the pole?”…Your flag size will dictate how near you will need to be from the nearest object. It is a good idea to allow plenty of space, particularly if you want to fly a larger one at a later date. It is also a Read More

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Street Name plates, where do street names come from?

The Origins of London’s Street Names Stocksigns has been manufacturing street name plates for many years. Over this time we have seen not only the style of signs change but also some of the roads’ actual names change. So we thought we would take a look at how some streets have gained their names. According to the BBC, The City of London contains no roads. There are plenty of streets, squares and alleys, but traditionally not a single road. The reason for the Read More

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Vitreous Enamel Signs – How are they made?

Vitreous enamel signs have been used for over a 100 years. However the enamelling process is believed to date back much further. We are often asked why people still choose vitreous enamel signs over more modern products. The answer is simple, nothing can compare to vitreous enamel signs in terms of; Fire retardant properties – Vitreous Enamel signs are chosen for underground applications Low maintenance – Very hard wearing Environmental resistance – ideal for corrosive industrial or severe atmospheres Long life Read More

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What size sign should I use? A viewing distance guide

What size signs should I use? – Viewing Distances For Signs We are often asked by customers what size sign they should be using, particularly with regard to safety signs. The truth is there is no hard and fast rule for size of sign and viewing distances. Currently there is no legislation covering this aspect of safety signs and symbols, and common sense has to be used to make a judgement. The viewing distance for signs is dependant on many factors. Read More

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Signs for the DDA – Rail Signs Guide

Rail Signs from Stocksigns All surface rail companies are constantly striving to provide better access and a better travelling experience for all their customers. Stocksigns plays a key part in helping train operators deliver these improvement projects through careful management of the accompanying signage. DDA and SFA A Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) or Step Free Access (SFA) improvement scheme is designed to supplement access and egress around a station. As part of this scheme, Network Rail have undertaken a comprehensive program Read More

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Cycle Safety Signs – Vehicle Mounted Signs

Cycle safety signs warning Cyclists about the dangers of passing a vehicle on the left-hand side – DO NOT PASS ON THIS SIDE SIGNS Cycle safety signs from Stocksigns. Every year 15,000 cyclists are killed or injured on our roads. The most common accident is the motorist turning into the path of cyclists. This is an issue that has been taken very seriously by freight operating companies and safety campaigners alike. Working with some major aggregate companies, Stocksigns has developed vehicle mounted Read More

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LED Display Technology from Messagemaker

  Veolia opts for LED Display Technology from Messagemaker (Sister company to Stocksigns)  Six-times winner of the prestigious Gold award for Occupational Health and Safety from RoSPA, the Pitsea site took the decision to install the new LED signs as a means of delivering heightened safety awareness through a permanent visual reminder that is regularly refreshed to capture and retain people’s attention. The Pitsea landfill site has been operating for the last 100 years, during which time the local population Read More

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School Signs Catalogue – Latest Edition

School Signs Catalogue Latest Edition – fully updated and available on-line now. Stocksigns is delighted to publish their new edition of the School Signs Catalogue. Available on-line, it boasts the most comprehensive range of safety signs for schools, along with “easy order” sign guides for the most commonly required custom-made signs for schools. An ideal school reference guide for Head Teachers, Bursars, Local Authorities and Contractors. For more information or advice on our School signs ranges, view our catalogue on-line or Read More

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How to use your Noticeboards

How to use your Notice boards All too often important announcements or vital bits of information are lost or go unnoticed. A Noticeboard can help to improve communication and can become a central focus, or even a meeting place for employees or communities. Top Uses for Noticeboards To post public messages for people Help build company brand As a Bulletin Board for company updates Advertise upcoming events Promote communication between administration and other staff Announce company results – which can Read More

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Choosing The Right Post Height For Your Signs

Choosing the right post for your signs is often an area which most worries our customers. This simple guide will help you choose the right sign post, giving you the optimum viewing position for your new signs, whilst make them sturdy and secure. A post mounted sign elevates your signs to give optimum viewing to pedestrians and cars. When selecting your post height consider other obstructions such as hedges and fences etc. Posts are better sited in flowers beds or Read More

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Vitreous Enamel Signs Guide

Where you must absolutely NOT use  Vitreous Enamel Signs If You Care about Your Signage – Don’t use Vitreous Enamel Signs (VE) 1. When you don’t want your signs to last a long time. Why? –  Vitreous Enamel is notorious for its vastly extended life over other materials. They will look as good as new even after 40 years, making them an ideal long term signage solution. 2. When there is NO chance of any corrosion Why?  – Vitreous Enamel’s Read More

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How to Apply Vinyl Graphics

  This article is dedicated to the different application methods used for applying/installing self adhesive vinyl signs and window graphics. Many of our safety sign ranges come with a self adhesive vinyl option making them very versatile and easy to install. We also offer a range of frosted vinyl window graphics in both standard and custom-made designs. Glass Highlighting can also help you comply with Regulation 14 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. The Regulation requires the Read More

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Your Signs Catalogue

The New Stocksigns 2012 Safety Signs Catalogue We have been working hard to bring you the widest range of high quality signage products in 2012.  The Catalogue has over 30,000 standard signs for you to choose from and a custom section that aims to provide inspiration for choosing signs from proven designs created for others and steer you to design your own should you wish. This year we have extended our capabilities and product range even further to include LED signs. Read More

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