Smartsign – temperature sensitive smart signs

Help protect your staff or family with the Stocksigns Smartsign™ The award winning Smartsign is designed for use on surfaces changing from cold to hot, immediately warning people of a dangerous hazard and helping reduce accidental burn injuries. – Displays the word ‘HOT’ when the surface temperature reaches 50°C / 122°F – Designed to “BS 5499 part 1” and conforms to the “Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996” – Used in both domestic and industrial environments. Ideal Read More

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Memorial Plaques – a guide to creating remembrance plaques and nameplates

Memorial Plaques – a guide to creating remembrance plaques and nameplates Stocksigns can manufacturer a wide range of commemorative and memorial plaques and nameplates including engraved plaques, etched plaques, vitreous enamel, screen printed plaques, cast aluminium, slate and other natural materials. So whether you are looking for a professional nameplate or heritage sign we can guide you through the choice of materials and manufacturing techniques to make your ideal plaques.  Here are some factors to think about when choosing your Memorial Read More

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Beach Safety Signs- Phew what a scorcher!

Beach Safety – RNLI Beach Safety Signs The hottest April on record certainly drew us all to the sea – or so it seemed judging by the traffic jams over the Easter weekend. With this earlier than usual start to the “beach Season” its worth reminding ourselves that the seaside can be a dangerous environment if lack of awareness or respect for the power of water leads to complacency and then possibly onto tragic drama. How can we look after our Read More

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School Signs Competition

Give your pupils the chance to WIN a FREE school sign. Stocksigns is inviting all young artists to design their own school signs. Children are being asked to create designs for their own School Welcome Signs. The winning design will be manufactured for free at the Stocksigns factory. Read More

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Hazard Signs – Understanding Hazard Safety Signs

  Hazard Signs , Warning, Danger, or Caution safety signs The category of safety signs generally referred to as “Hazard signs” play an essential role in the management of your safety procedures protecting your staff, visitors and premises. Hazard signs are displayed to advise and forewarn of potential dangers. Hazard signs have a yellow triangle with a black pictogram or symbol on yellow background with a black border.

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How Environmental Factors Can Effect the Life of Your Signs

The environment plays a large part in the impact that a sign will have. The longevity of a sign is affected by many factors. These include: The amount of exposure to the sun The range of temperatures where the sign will be located The surface colour of the sign, red fades the most. The environment where the sign will be installed, an exposed location will reduce the life of your sign, or an area with high levels of traffic will Read More

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Emergency Way Guidance using Photoluminescent Material

In situations of emergency evacuation, especially when confronted by power failure, a way guidance system using photoluminescent tapes, signs and markers will help to indicate clearly defined escape routes, saving critical time for the evacuation of the building. BS 5266-6: 1999, is a Code of Practice for non-electrical low mounted way guidance marking using a photoluminescent system. It recommends how to plan, design, install and maintain the system when used in conjunction with powered emergency lighting. The use of this Read More

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Playground Signs – How to use school signs as teaching aids

School Signs – Playground Signs Not all learning happens in the classroom! Much of children’s social skills and relationship building occurs on the playground either through organised formal sports and activities or through natural play. Use your school signs to help this natural development. Playground Rules School Signs Use playground and school signs to brighten up the surroundings but also to teach children the importance of good citizenship and fair play. Playground rules signs give gentle encouragement and help children develop respect for each Read More

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How to use Signs to Build Company Brand – Part 2 Way Finding Signs

Welcome to part 2 of How to use signs to Build Company Brand – Wayfinding Signs. You don’t need to be a Marketing Guru to know that advertising helps promote a business and is vital to success. There are many ways to advertise and signs are one way of the most cost-effective and visual ways to do so. There are many forms of signs, each with their own roles to play within a business. Signs can be divided into four main Read More

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Mobile phones and driving – protect your fleet

Mobile Phones & Driving A substantial body of research shows that using a hand-held or hands-free mobile phone while driving is a significant distraction, and substantially increases the risk of the driver crashing. Safety Signs and Training for Drivers Stocksigns offer a range of transport safety signs and driving resources to help protect your staff and fleet. As a working partner of RoSPA we are proud to offer access to RoSPA Fleet Training and consultancy as well as a host of traffic signs. Read More

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Safety Signs, Symbols and Colour – a simple guide

The use of symbols and graphical images is a simple safety system used to convey safety messages at a glance. Colours and symbols appropriately used can provide information and warnings of hazards which are essential to safety at work, and in some instances may be independent of language The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 require employers to provide and maintain safety signs where there is significant risk to health and safety that has not been avoided or Read More

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Wayfinding and signage in London

London is a great city for walking. The Mayor’s vision is to make it one of the world’s most walking friendly cities by 2015. Walking is an enjoyable, free and accessible activity and for most people, a necessary part of their everyday journeys. Legible London is a wayfinding project designed to improve the navigation throughout the Capital for people who want to walk. A study conducted on behalf of Transport for London found that the present multitude of standard signs Read More

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How to use Signs to Build Company Brand – Part 1 Corporate Signage

You don’t need to be a Marketing Guru to know that advertising helps promote a business and is vital to success. There are many ways to advertise and signs are one way of the most cost-effective and visual ways to do so. There are many forms of signs each with their own roles to play within a business. Signs can be divided into  four main groups: corporate signage, way finding, information and safety signs. Part 1 of this guide will Read More

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