Food and beverage manufacturing facilities are fast-paced environments with high volumes of foot and forklift traffic. Traffic management plans in these manufacturing facilities, may include details of:
the desired flow of pedestrian and vehicle movements
the expected frequency of interaction of vehicles and pedestrians
illustrations of the layout of barriers, walkways, signs and general arrangements to warn and guide traffic around, past, or through a work site or temporary hazard, and
how short term, mobile work and complex traffic situations will be managed.
Line marking is a long term, cost effective solution to assist with implementing your traffic management plan. It is important to have paths that are ‘chased in’ to allow for a heavy build of colour several layers thick, maximising the longevity of the paths. Typical traffic management plans specify green paths with yellow edges, however this can vary from company to company, with some choosing to use company colours instead.
In the fast paced environment food manufacturing facilities present, floor graphics are an essential part to maximise employee safety. Despite language barriers, floor graphics can clearly convey where an employee is allowed to go, and any areas that are restricted.
Used in conjunction with linemarking, safety barriers need to be installed to define walkway boundaries and protect against straying vehicles. Inward opening swing gates should also be installed to encourage people to stop and look for traffic prior to stepping outside of the walkways. Take a look at the A-Safe range here.
Allied Finishes is Australia’s leading innovative flooring solutions provider. With over 50 years experience in flooring paint chemistry, you can rely on our team to complete your project to the highest standard.