European Sign Show 2013 – Interview with Julian Rowlandson

This year has been a busy year for Stocksigns on the exhibition circuit. This interview taken at the recent European Sign Expo marks the end of a packed few weeks of shows, seminar hosting and interviews for Julian Rowlandson, Sales & Marketing Director for Stocksigns. During the interview Julian talks about how exhibitions, like The European Sign Expo, are ideal for companies like Stocksigns, who have an extremely wide and diverse range of signage capabilities and services.

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Summer Safety Signage Audit

Summer Safety Signage Audit The summer months and the holiday season are the ideal time to carry out a signage audit. Your business premises may be quieter, as staff jet off on their well earned breaks, often leaving car parks and buildings temporarily easier to access. Use this time and the increased access to assess your company signage, making sure signs are present, in good condition and correct to the latest legislation. Also the summer can be a time when there maybe a need Read More

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Construction Safety Statistics That Make You Think – InfoGraphic RoSPA

Construction Safety, the statistics remind us there is still work to be done Many of our readers work in the construction industry, either directly or through contractors. Whatever their roles tend to be, there is always a strong link with safety management and in particular construction safety. With that in mind we are always looking out for safety tips and information that might be useful to our followers. RoSPA have produced this great infographic, which highlights some of the shocking statistics Read More

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Everything you always wanted to know about COSHH (but were too afraid to ask!) – by RoSPA

A Guide to COSHH – A Guest post from RoSPA If you’ve ever had any dealings with any aspect of Health and Safety, the chances are you’ve come across the acronym COSHH or one of the COSHH symbols. However, you may still be uncertain about what COSHH actually stands or what the symbols mean. Don’t worry though, help is at hand with our informative short guide to COSHH.  What does COSSH stand for? COSHH stands for ‘Control of Substances Hazardous Read More

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The Hollywood Sign – Guess Who’s 90 years old?

Fun Facts About the Hollywood Sign. We spend a lot of time trawling the internet looking at signage information that we think might be useful to our customers. Every now and then we come across something that may not be necessarily useful (unless it comes up in the pub quiz!) but is either a bit of fun or just interesting. We hope that this post written by Catherine R from www.sign.com/blog is maybe a bit of both. 1) The Hollywood Read More

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New budget, New Signs

While the announcement of the new government budgetary measures may not have been the news everyone was hoping for, it does mark the start of the financial New Year for many organisations. It is the perfect time to carry out a signage audit of your premises. Taking Stock of your Safety Signs Take time to walk round your premises, it may take a couple of trips round if you have a large or complicated building layout. Note all your existing fire Read More

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ISO 7010 what does it really mean for me?

Don’t Panic about ISO 7010 There has been much in the industry press regarding the new safety signs standard ISO 7010. A lot of the coverage has implied that all companies must change their safety signs in order to comply. This scaremongering has led to many companies making expensive but not necessarily required signage purchases. Yes there is new legislation, and yes a lot of the safety symbols have changed, but you don’t need to rip out all your existing Read More

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Vitreous Enamel Signs – A sign of the times

This weeks post is from our guest Blogger – Julian Rowlandson, Sales & Marketing Director, Stocksigns. Vitreous Enamel Signs -Signs of the Times From the iconic London Underground maps to retro adverts for household goods in gastro pubs printed Vitreous Enamel signs and panels provide an exciting and durable medium for architects, specifiers and designers. Using a process that can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Vitreous Enamel or VE has many features that make it suitable for a wide Read More

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School Signs Resources for the Education Industry

School Signs From Stocksigns Stocksigns has been manufacturing school signs for the education industry for more than 50 years. As a result we have built up a wealth of knowledge on how schools can make the best use of their signs. We have brought together the best blog posts aimed at schools in this article to remind schools and colleges how to use and choose the right signs for them. We have also got one of the largest dedicated schools signs Read More

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Climate Week 4th – 10th March. Do your bit!

Following the recent ‘Go Green Week’ we can keep the eco-campaign going with this week’s environmental awareness week ‘Climate Week’. Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society. Each year, half a million people attend 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others. Read More

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Road Signs do they confuse you? survey by confused.com

Road signs? Confused? – You are not alone confirms Confused.com‘s latest research. Insurance website confused.com have recently published the results of a road signs survey to test the nation’s understanding of signs. The research should some startling results; An astonishing 93 per cent failed to recognise the traffic signs for “no vehicles except bikes being pushed”. Meanwhile 83 per cent were unclear on the meaning of the common “Urban Clearway” sign, and 67 per cent were bamboozled by the “no waiting”  sign. Top Read More

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Energy Conservation Signs – Remind Staff to Turn Off the Lights

More Reasons to Save Energy with Energy Conservation signs. Our final piece to support ‘Go Green Week’ is going to list a few thought provoking facts* to help us remember to turn off those lights and promote energy conservation! Office lights left on overnight use enough energy in a year to heat a home for almost 5 months. A photocopier left on standby overnight wastes enough energy to make 30 cups of tea. A 2°C increase in office temperature creates enough CO2 in a Read More

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Help Your Staff to Recycle – hints & tips for recycling in the office

3 Ways to Make Recycling Simple. This next article in our series of posts to support ‘Go Green Week’ takes a look at recycling and advocates the use of recycling signs. We are all getting used to the mantra “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” but ‘recycling’, the third in the going greener hiearchy, is often the activity that can be done very half heartedly. We are not talking about the large scale collection of scrap metal from manufacturing processes (where generally Read More

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Post Office Heritage Signs – A Restoration Project

The British Postal Museum and Archive take an active role in preserving our British Heritage. One such project was the restoration of a now rare blue airmail pillar box from the 1930s, including the recreation of heritage signs. Special post boxes for the collection of airmail were on British streets for less than nine years yet they continue to fascinate. Originally intended to be placed in prominent positions in London, by 1936, there were 139 in London and 174 in the Read More

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Winter Safety Products, Be Safe in the Big Freeze

Protect Your Premises With Winter Safety Products. With the wintry weather set to continue for a few weeks yet, it’s time to take extra safety precautions. The councils do their best to grit and salt our roads, to protect road users as best they can. But what happens at the travellers’ destinations? Many road users are on their way to work and schools, where they encounter private roads, driveways and car parks, all outside the councils jurisdiction. It is here in these close 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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