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Floor Signage: Are projected safety floor markings cheaper than painted and floor marking tapes?

Floor Signage: Are projected safety floor markings cheaper than painted and floor marking tapes?

When it comes to running a warehouse, one of the main concerns is safety and efficiency of staff within the workplace. The most efficient way to ensure all employees are kept safe at work is by installing all necessary floor safety signage and safety markings. Ensuring that these are up-to-date with mandatory regulations and that they remain easily visible at all times. Between the years of 2020/2021, 10% of non-fatal injuries in the workplace were from objects being moved around the work floor, reiterating the importance of safety floor markings in warehouses being visible in order to avoid being a part of this statistic.

Traditionally, warehouses and factories use painted floor safety signs and floor marking tape. However, due to their temporary nature, these painted signs can quickly and easily degrade, creating a heightened risk of accidents in the workplace. Many managers are instead opting to upgrade their floor signage systems to projected signage, such as the ones available to purchase here at Projected Image. Designed to be long-lasting and durable, LED gobo projectors are capable of continuous operation without any reduction in brightness or clarity, meaning workplace safety is ensured at all times. Even with these clear benefits, however, one of the main questions we hear regarding projected safety signage is ‘are projected floor signs cheaper than painted?’.

Are projected warehouse safety signs cheaper in the long-term?

While this can be subjective depending on specific workplace requirements, projected floor markings are often cheaper in the long-term compared to painted floor signage and floor marking tape. While, at face value, projected floor signs can appear to be more expensive than traditional painted floor markings. The enhanced visibility and durability of safety floor markings often outweighs painted signage and, overtime, can quickly become the more affordable and reliable option.

Particularly when taking into consideration the maintenance and labour costs associated with repainting, painted safety signage and floor marking tape will inevitably become a huge recurring cost for businesses. Compare that to the quick and easy installation of a gobo projector signage system, and the safety of your warehouse can be installed without disruption to the working environments, and remain visible for years to come. 

Gobo projectors can also be moved and rarely require maintenance or repairs. This means that, should your warehouse layout change or move to a new location, you can take advantage of the movability of a projected floor sign and take the projector with you wherever it's needed. With projected warehouse safety floor markings, there’s no need to worry about removing paint and the cost of having safety signs re-painted in a new location, as you can plan and move the projector quickly and with relative ease.

Projected floor signs are long-lasting and adaptable

Projected floor signs are hard-wearing compared to painted floor signs, as paint can easily chip away over time, especially if it is used to outline specific pathways for forklift trucks and machinery. In high-traffic areas which are particularly prevalent within large warehouses, this frequent traffic can see traditional painted floor signs and floor marking tape wear down within a matter of years, which then has the potential to cause accidents in the workplace.

It’s not enough for painted floor safety signs to just be there, they need to be in perfect condition and easily visible, not only for a safe work environment, but also to fulfil liability insurance rules within the workplace, to ensure the safety of the people and company isn't at stake. Workplace safety disputes can cost businesses anywhere from tens of thousands to millions of pounds, both in terms of legal costs and employee payouts. Therefore, it is in your best interests as a business to choose a safety floor markings solution that is guaranteed to remain visible at all times.

Projected signs guarantee longevity and can be easily adapted to meet any changing regulations, simply switch out the safety signage gobos for as little as £49. Compare this to the price of repainting an industrial floor marking, which can cost upwards of £5000 when factoring in manual labour costs, it’s clear that projected signage can end up saving your business a lot of money.

Easily visible projected floor safety signs

One of the main advantages of using projected and virtual signage instead of traditional painted signs and warehouse safety floor markings is that they are brighter and bolder, meaning they are easily visible in the busy landscape of a factory or warehouse. 

Surfaces which have standard road vehicles often encounter oil as well as other contamination. This can distort and cover paint, making repainting extremely difficult and prolonged due to heavy duty floor preparation. No matter the surface, warehouse safety signage can be easily projected in a vivid and prominent manner, making everyone clearly aware of hazards. Therefore using a high-wattage projector such as our 200 Watt Weatherproof LED GOBO Projector will ensure your safety signs and floor markings are visible at all times.

Find cheaper safety floor markings at Projected Image

When it comes to choosing projected floor signs, over painted floor markings or floor marking tape, you are paying for the longevity and adaptability of the safety signage. Virtual signage can be positioned in any place you wish and moved to difficult locations and surfaces , with no need to pay for lengthy labour or maintenance costs.

If you’re interested in switching to projected warehouse safety signage, view our range of signage and gobo projectors on our website. To learn more, read our signage projection blogs to learn about the benefits of projected signage. Alternatively, contact us and speak to our projection specialists to find out how projected floor markings can work for you and your business.

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