The Benefits of Using Shapes in Warehouse Floor Marking

As a savvy warehouse manager, you understand the key to a safe and efficient workspace is organisation. And when it comes to visual management, nothing beats the power of floor marking.

By using vivid shapes to denote important areas and pathways, you can create an environment that's both aesthetically pleasing and supremely functional - the best of both worlds!

In this article, we'll show you how to take your floor marking game to the next level by introducing different shapes into the mix. Whether you're dealing with heavy equipment or fragile merchandise, the right floor marking shapes can make all the difference in creating a safe, organised, and ultimately profitable workspace.

So put on your thinking caps, folks - we're about to explore the exciting world of warehouse floor marking shapes!

Floor Signal Markers

Benefits of using shapes in warehouse floor marking

Increased safety

We all know safety comes first in any workplace, but in a bustling warehouse, it's paramount. That's why smart managers turn to the power of floor signal markers to keep their employees and equipment out of harm's way. By using shapes like circles, crosses, footprints, arrows, T-shapes, and L-shapes to convey vital information, you can create a visual language that speaks volumes about your commitment to safety.

Imagine for a moment a warehouse with no floor marking shapes. Forklifts would zoom past workers, crates would be piled haphazardly, and accidents would be a constant threat. But with the right combination of shapes in place, you can ensure your employees stay safe and your inventory stays intact.

Circles to indicate where vehicles should park, foot shapes to highlight walkways, and T-shapes to show where products or pallets should be placed - the possibilities are endless!

Of course, investing in floor marking shapes isn't just a smart safety move - it's a clever business decision too. By preventing accidents and reducing workplace injuries, you'll enjoy less downtime, fewer compensation claims, and ultimately, a more profitable warehouse.

So why wait? Get your hands on some top-quality floor marking shapes today and give your employees and your bottom line the protection they deserve!

Improved organisation

Let's face it - organising a warehouse can feel like a never-ending battle. But fear not! Using shapes in floor marking can make the process a breeze. By assigning different shapes to different areas, products, and processes, you can turn your chaotic warehouse into an organised oasis.

Imagine using L-shapes to denote where your raw materials are stored, arrows to convey the flow of materials, and circles to mark the location of equipment or inventory. With just a glance, your employees will know where everything belongs, reducing the time spent searching for misplaced items and increasing overall efficiency.

But it doesn't stop there. By using specific shapes to identify areas for packing, assembly lines, or other processes, you can optimise your workflow and streamline your operations. This, in turn, can lead to happier customers, increased productivity, and even higher profits.

So, don't let a disorganised warehouse hold you back. Invest in floor marking shapes and watch as your efficiency skyrockets.

Enhanced communication

In the fast-paced world of warehousing, communication is key. With so much happening at once, it can be challenging to convey messages quickly and effectively. That's where floor marking shapes come in. By using different shapes to communicate different messages, you can create a visual language that your employees can quickly and easily understand.

Arrows are a perfect example of how shapes can be used for communication in a warehouse. They can show the direction of travel, the flow of materials, and even indicate where products should be stored. Footprints can indicate where pedestrians should walk and help prevent accidents. By using shapes to convey messages, you can ensure everyone in your warehouse is on the same page and working towards the same goals.

Investing in floor marking shapes for communication can save time and prevent confusion. When everyone understands what each shape means, they can quickly follow the necessary procedures, resulting in a more efficient and productive warehouse. So, consider using floor signal markers to improve communication in your warehouse and see the difference it can make!

Types of Floor Marking Shapes

Yellow Circle Floor Marker

Floor Circles are an extremely versatile floor marking shape. Need to mark the location of equipment or inventory? Check. Want to show where vehicles should park or where pedestrian walkways are located? Check and check. And by using different colours or sizes, you can create a visual language that’s clear as day.

Red Cross Floor Marker

For stopping power, floor crosses are the way to go. Think of them as the superhero of floor marking shapes, stopping accidents in their tracks. With their bright colours and visible design, they're perfect for loading dock areas or where hazardous materials are stored.

Yellow Footprints Floor Marker

Foot shapes are the saviours of pedestrian safety. Use them to create a path that employees can follow, preventing them from wandering into hazardous areas. And just like the other shapes, you can use different colours or sizes to create a visual language that's easy to follow.

Green Arrow Floor Marker

Floor Arrows are the versatile workhorses of floor marking shapes. They can indicate direction, flow of materials, or where products should be stored. By using different colours or sizes, you can create a clear visual language that helps employees quickly identify the meaning of each arrow.

Blue T Shape Floor Marker

T shapes are the perfect way to indicate the location of equipment or inventory. They can show where products should be placed or where machinery should be parked. And by using bright colours like red or blue, you can create a visual language that catches the eye and directs employees where they need to go.

Black L Shape Floor Marker

L shapes are the chameleons of floor marking shapes. They can indicate different areas or types of inventory, from raw materials to finished goods to tools and equipment. With their clear visual language and different colours or sizes, employees can quickly identify where they need to go.

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In conclusion, floor signal markers are a simple but effective way to improve safety and organisation within your warehouse. By using different shapes, colours, and sizes, you can create a visual language that promotes safety, improves organisation, and enhances communication. Whether you need to mark the location of equipment, indicate pedestrian walkways, or show where products should be stored, there's a floor marking shape that can help.

So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring our floor-marking products today and take the first step towards creating a safer, more organised, and efficient warehouse!

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Organising the Industrial Workplace for More Productive Workflow

Organising the Industrial Workplace for More Productive Workflow.

Workplace organisation is a visual and physical method of correctly organising the workplace. It ensures that only required material and equipment is present and that it is stored in a manner that aids the efficiency of the production facility or workplace.


Workplace and Stock Organisation


It goes without saying that labelling the workplace makes life a lot easier when searching for specific inventory or paperwork.

In the industrial workplace you can label shelving, racking, bins, boxes, trays, cupboards, folders… anything and everything!

Label holders and ticket holders are the most common and cost-effective method of labelling within the workplace.

Our label and ticket holders are available with a magnetic or self-adhesive backing which allows the holder to be fixed to either a magnetic receptive surface, like warehouse racking, or to a non-porous surface like wooden shelves in offices.

Labelling also improves stock control and logistics. Simply fix the labels underneath the relevant inventory and they will instantly be easier to locate.


Self-adhesive peel away fixing


Magnetic attachment fixing



Waste Organisation


Industrial workplaces get through tonnes of waste. Keeping your waste segregated not only helps the environment but it also keeps the workplace safer by preventing slips and trips on casually discarded waste.
If recycling is important to you then segregating waste into categories is an essential process of helping the environment. Having waste collection units designated for mixed recycling (or more specific waste products like plastics, cardboard, metal etc) is good practice for the workplace. Waste can often be a by-product-afterthought of the manufacturing, packaging and logistics process but within every industrial setting it is accumulated significantly every working day. Not only is abandoned waste an eyesore, but it can also cause genuine and painful slip and trip hazards for pedestrians. We have a solution for this: racksack®.

The racksack® is easily attached to end-of-aisle racking and shelving with metal ‘S’ hooks, saving valuable floor space.

Organise your industrial waste into categories. The racksack® was designed specifically to help facilities to segregate industrial waste. Designs include:

  • General Waste
  • Mixed Recycling
  • Mixed Paper & Card
  • Plastic Only
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Glass
  • Wood & Timber
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminium
  • Metal
  • Electrical


In addition to the racksack® we also have racksack® trolley which is designed to fit onto standard order picking trolleys enabling the user to collect waste as they go, as well as the racksack® rollcage which, similar to the racksack® trolley, is designed to be attached to a rollcage container to easily collect waste on the go.


The blue and green racksack® on the end of warehouse aisle racking, and the various waste design prints


racksack® trolley and racksack® rollcage – designed to help collect waste on the go!


Tool Organisation


Shadow boards are a simple but effective way of organising important workplace items. Designed with the ‘5S’ system in mind (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain) shadows boards have many benefits including: Improved productivity, easy traceability of tools, staff accountability, workspace utilisation and value for money.

Our Modulean Shadow Boards are a highly visual and useful tool (excuse the pun) to keep track of tools and equipment. Having a set location for specific tooling helps prevent them from getting lost and brings accountability to return the tools to its rightful place after use. Shadow boards are also great for creating a focal point, or ‘station’, for example a first aid station, meaning there is a designated location when looking for the first aid kit to deal with minor incidents or in an emergency situation, causing less panic and confusion.

The Modulean Shadow Boards come in various colours and accessories, and is now available in a ‘Lite’ version with an optional mobile stand.


5S lean shadow boards for optimised tool stations and tool tracking


Safety Organisation


Clearly indicated safety signs and instructions are an essential feature for workplace health and safety in many professional working environments. Identifying company safety policies, procedures, routes and locations is important for the safety of staff and visitors on any premises, especially industrial settings. With safety in mind, high visibility signage is a must.
Health and safety is a company responsibility for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare and occupational risks. A simple, highly visual signal or framed sign can help comply with all of these responsibilities.

We offer a wide range of floor signals, signs and document display products (pockets and frames) to help emphasise and clearly display important messaging and safety protocol information. Available in various colours for colour coding.

Floor signals, markers and Frames4floors™ offer highly visual and easy to understand instructions. Made with tough, durable PVC material these floor products are designed to be able to withstand everyday pedestrian and vehicle traffic, with an aggressive adhesive backing suitable for application onto clean, flat, sealed surfaces. Floor signals are a simple way of highlighting walkways, traffic flow, pallet positions and general marking on the floor. Floor markers and Frames4floors™ are ideal for permanently displaying important information.

Document pockets and Frames4docs™ highlight and accentuate important information which can be changed frequently on notice boards or communal areas.This is not only for safety organisation, productivity can also be improved with the display of reports, targets, rotas, even daily quotes!


Frames4floors and floor signals, Floor marking products combined to mark out and identify areas of the warehouse floor

Floor signals and Frames4floors™ can be used to mark locations and display visual messages


Frames4docs™ on a notice board to help emphasise important information with colour coding


Organisation is a safe, clean, neat arrangement of the workplace which provides a specific location for everything, and eliminates anything not required.


For more information about implementing effective organisation solutions in the workplace, please contact us.