Incredibly important in industrial, manufacturing and warehouse facilities in particular is the safety of employees and visitors to the plant or facility.
Employers in every industry should know how workplace injuries can impact not only productivity, but also the bottom line. Every year, millions of non-fatal workplace injuries occur across all industries. And employers pay billions every week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone. Costs directly associated with workplace injuries include workers’ comp, medical expenses, legal fees, and higher insurance premiums. Never underestimate indirect costs as well which can include emotional damage to the team, the cost of training a new employee, OSHA fines, overtime hours to cover the loss of an employee, and damaged equipment, among others.
Visual systems can be used to designate floor space requirements, to indicate areas for dedicated purposes including work cells, machinery locations, hazardous or flammable items, traffic lanes, and pedestrian paths.
5S Flooring Markings optimize productivity through an organized workplace. The visual markings and color coding are key parts of lean manufacturing techniques and streamlined production facilities; and provide standardization that is visible, understood, and consistently adhered to, eliminating questions on the part of the employees. Risk prevention is the cornerstone of 5S Visual Floor Markings. With “a place for everything, and everything in its place” the environment is clear for employees to work, walkways guide both employees and visitors, and designated areas for hazardous materials provide direction for employees to work more safely.
“Built in” to Production Areas, as opposed to traffic line or marking tape – which wears out quickly requiring replacement, epoxy coatings are a highly durable, easily cleanable 5S floor marking system “built-in” to your production areas. These flooring systems stand up to harshest environments including forklift and truck traffic, high-impact, traffic, weather conditions, various chemicals, and extreme heat. Customize your floor given your unique production, safety, workflow, maintenance and aesthetic needs as well as compliance requirements.